December 2017

Below are the 4 key tracks that you need to know from Peter, Bjorn, and John.

 

 

 

  • Song: ""

  • Album:
  • Year:

 

 

  • Song: "It Don't Move Me"

  • Album: Living Thing
  • Year: 2009

 

 

  • Song: "Let's Call It Off"

  • Album: Writer's Block
  • Year: 2006

 

 

  • Song: "Breakin' Point"

  • Album: Breakin' Point
  • Year: 2016

 

 

  • Song: "Young Folks"

  • Album: Writer's Block
  • Year: 2006

 

 

Catch Key Tracks every weekday during the Midday Mix at 1 PM on 91.3 WYEP.

 

 

2017 New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Programming, 12/31-1/1

 

We have a special programming on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Below is a list of what will be different and what will be the same on our programming schedule.

 

 

Sunday, December 31st

 

  • 5-8 PM: An American Sampler - Host Ken Batista presents the best music of 2017 aired on the show.
  • 8-midnight: Countdown to 2018 - Great party music for listeners, including a countdown to midnight and "Auld Lang Syne" to ring in the new year. Perfect whether you're having a New Year's Eve party, are heading downtown to First Night, or want to watch TV coverage of the ball dropping with the sound turned down!

 

(Bluegrass Jam Session and Thistle and Shamrock will be preempted.)

 

Monday, January 1st

 

  • 5-10 AM, 2-7 PM, and 11 PM-4 AM - Year in Review Show - Rosemary Welsch counts down WYEP's top 50 albums of 2017, along with musical highlights of the year.

 

  • 1-3 AM, 10 AM-noon, and 7-9 PM - Departures - A look back at great musicians we lost in 2017. Hosted by Brian Siewiorek.

     

  • 3-5 AM, noon-2 PM, and 9-11 PM - Local Year in Review - A spotlight on some of the best releases by local musicians in 2017. Hosted by Cindy Howes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back in June, Aimee Mann responded postively to a viral tweet from Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto (which is all chronicled here). Peduto is a known music lover and has been seen on stage shaking the tambo and for his epic collaboration with Guster. This lead to WYEP's Cindy Howes suggesting the Mayor join Mann on stage to play tambourine the next time she was in town. 

Last night, Mann played to a packed house at the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland. It was uncertain it Peduto would show, even for Aimee, it seemed.

 

However, he was in the house and joined Aimee (and Ted Leo!) on stage for her final song before the encore! The crowd went wild:

2017 Holiday Programming, 12/23-12/25

 

We have a lot of special programming for the upcoming holiday weekend. Below is a list of what will be different and what will be the same on our programming schedule.

 

Saturday, December 23rd

 

  • 6-10AM: Kevin Gavin All-Request Holiday Music Special - Kevin Gavin, from our sister station WESA, is hosting a decades-long tradition: an all-request holiday music program. The program will air live on WESA on Friday from noon to 4 PM, but you can hear it on WYEP on Saturday morning.

(E-Town and Saturday Sunrise will be preempted for the Kevin Gavin All-Request Holiday Music Special.)

Sunday, December 24th

 

  • 2-5 PM and 8-midnight: Christmas Music Mix - A continuous mix of holiday songs, traditional and new. Listen for a uniquely WYEP approach to the holidays featuring music both obvious and obscure.

 

  • 5-8 PM - An American Sampler - Host Ken Batista will present an all-holiday themed show.

 

  • The WYEP Coffeehouse and the Roots & Rhythm Mix will feature some holiday music to give their shows a unique festive spin.

 

(The Sunday Mix, Bluegrass Jam Session, and Thistle & Shamrock will be preempted.)

 

Monday, December 25th

 

  • midnight-10 PM: Christmas Music Mix - A continuous mix of holiday songs, traditional and new. Listen for a uniquely WYEP approach to the holidays featuring music both obvious and obscure.

 

(All shows prior to 10 PM will be preempted.)

 

 

 

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from moe..

 

 

 

  • Song: "New York City"

  • Album: Dither
  • Year: 2001

 

 

  • Song: "One Way Traffic"

  • Album: What Happened To the La Las
  • Year: 2012

 

 

  • Song: "Cathedral"

  • Album: Sticks and Stones
  • Year: 2008

 

 

  • Song: "Tailspin"

  • Album: The Conch
  • Year: 2007

 

 

  • Song: "Downward Facing Dog"

  • Album: What Happened To the La Las
  • Year: 2012

 

 

Catch Key Tracks every weekday during the Midday Mix at 1 PM on 91.3 WYEP.

 

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Stars.

 

 

 

  • Song: "Real Thing"

  • Album: There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light
  • Year: 2017

 

 

  • Song: "Take Me To the Riot"

  • Album: In Our Bedroom After the War
  • Year: 2007

 

 

  • Song: "The Night Starts Here"

  • Album: In Our Bedroom After the War
  • Year: 2007

 

 

  • Song: "Through the Mines"

  • Album: The North
  • Year: 2012

 

 

  • Song: "Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It"

  • Album: The North
  • Year: 2012

 

 

Catch Key Tracks every weekday during the Midday Mix at 1 PM on 91.3 WYEP.

 

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Jason Isbell.

 

 

 

  • Song: "If We Were Vampires"

  • Album: The Nashville Sound
  • Year: 2017

 

 

  • Song: "It Takes A Lifetime"

  • Album: Something More Than Free
  • Year: 2015

 

 

  • Song: "Super 8"

  • Album: Southeastern
  • Year: 2013

 

 

  • Song: "24 Frames"

  • Album: Something More Than Free
  • Year: 2015

 

 

  • Song: "Hope the High Road"

  • Album: The Nashville Sound
  • Year: 2017

 

 

Catch Key Tracks every weekday during the Midday Mix at 1 PM on 91.3 WYEP.

 

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