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February 13, 2018 by kyle@wyep.org

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

 

 

 

  • Song: "When My Baby's Beside Me"

  • Album: 1 Record
  • Year: 1972

 

 

  • Song: "Back of a Car"

  • Album: Radio City
  • Year: 1974

 

 

  • Song: "The Ballad Of El Goodo"

  • Album: 1 Record
  • Year: 1972

 

 

  • Song: "In the Street"

  • Album: 1 Record
  • Year: 1972

 

 

  • Song: "September Gurls"

  • Album: Radio City
  • Year: 1974

 

 

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

 

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February 7, 2018 by kyle@wyep.org

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

 

 

 

  • Song: "The Once and Future Carpenter"

  • Album: The Carpenter
  • Year: 2012

 

 

  • Song: "Live and Die"

  • Album: The Carpenter
  • Year: 2012

 

 

  • Song: "Winter Warm Up Wednesday"

  • Album: No Track Today
  • Year: 2018
  • Comment: Watch The "May It Last" new Avett Brothers Documentary !

 

 

  • Song: "True Sadness"

  • Album: True Sadness
  • Year: 2016

 

 

  • Song: "I and Love and You"

  • Album: I and Love and You
  • Year: 2009

 

 

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

 

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January 24, 2018 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from John Lee Hooker.

 

 

 

  • Song: "Birmingham Blues"

  • Album: King of The Boogie
  • Year: 2017
  • Comment: rarities, Live cuts, and previously unrelased tracks to commemorate his 100th Birthday

 

 

  • Song: "The Healer"

  • Album: The Healer
  • Year: 1991
  • Comment: Featuringh Carlos Santana

 

 

  • Song: ""

  • Album:
  • Year:
  • Comment: Winter Warm Up Wednesday

 

 

  • Song: "Boom Boom"

  • Album: (single)
  • Year: 1962

 

 

  • Song: "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer"

  • Album: (single)
  • Year: 1966

 

 

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

 

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January 24, 2018 by kyle@wyep.org

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

 

 

 

  • Song: "Guitar Town"

  • Album: Guitar Town
  • Year: 1986

 

 

  • Song: "Satellite Radio"

  • Album: Washington Square Serenade
  • Year: 2007

 

 

  • Song: "No track"

  • Album:
  • Year:
  • Comment: Winter Warm Up Wednesday

 

 

  • Song: "Transcendental Blues"

  • Album: Transcendental Blues
  • Year: 2000

 

 

  • Song: "The Revolution Starts Now"

  • Album: The Revolution Starts Now
  • Year: 2004

 

 

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

 

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January 8, 2018 by kyle@wyep.org

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

 

 

 

  • Song: ""

  • Album:
  • Year:
  • Comment: New Years Day (no Key Tracks)

 

 

  • Song: "One Horse Town"

  • Album: So Much For The City
  • Year: 2003

 

 

  • Song: "Our Wasted Lives"

  • Album: Let's Bottle Bohemia
  • Year: 2004

 

 

  • Song: "Big Sur"

  • Album: So Much For The City
  • Year: 2003

 

 

  • Song: "Not For All the Love in the World"

  • Album: Let's Bottle Bohemia
  • Year: 2004

 

 

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

 

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January 3, 2018 by cindy@wyep.org

Due to legal restrictions, much of WYEP's on-demand audio content will be available for a two-week window only. This will include most guest DJ sets, hour-long artist tributes, and other types of audio specials. 

This means that if you see a great new guest DJ set posted to our website or you missed our fabulous Year in Review or Departures show (which paid tribute to those musicians who died in 2017), don't put off checking it out! You'll need to listen sooner rather than later. We'll indicate in the text accompanying the audio the date until when the material will be available. 

For now, most of our Live & Direct Sessions, the Local 913 segments, and The Local 913 Live performances will not be affected by this limitation. 

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December 29, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

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.

 

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December 20, 2017 by mike@wyep.org

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 18, 2017 by cindy@wyep.org

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:

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December 18, 2017 by mike@wyep.org

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.)

 

 

 

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December 15, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

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

 

 

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December 8, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

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

 

 

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December 1, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

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

 

 

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November 20, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

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

 

 

 

  • Song: "Rome Wasn't Built In A Day"

  • Album: Fragments of Freedom
  • Year: 2000

 

 

  • Song: "Part Of The Process"

  • Album: Big Calm
  • Year: 1998

 

 

  • Song: "Wonders Never Cease"

  • Album: The Antidote
  • Year: 2005

 

 

  • Song: "Let Me See"

  • Album: Big Calm
  • Year: 1998

 

 

  • Song: "Trigger Hippie"

  • Album: Who Can You Trust?
  • Year: 1995
  • Comment: First Single

 

 

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November 10, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

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

 

 

 

  • Song: "Don't Fence Me In"

  • Album: Red Hot + Blue
  • Year: 1990
  • Comment: Released on the Red Hot + Blue compilation, this song was written for an unproduced Western musical. The song has been covered by (among others): Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, and The Killers.

 

 

  • Song: "Neighborhood"

  • Album: Look Into the Eyeball
  • Year: 2001

 

 

  • Song: "Life Is Long"

  • Album: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
  • Year: 2008
  • Comment: The second collaboration between Eno and Byrne, 'Everything That Happens Will Happen Today" fuses gospel harmonies with modern styles of production.

 

 

  • Song: "Like Humans Do"

  • Album: Look Into the Eyeball
  • Year: 2001
  • Comment: This track was used by Microsoft to demo the Windows Media Player, a new program in Windows XP.

 

 

  • Song: "Angels"

  • Album: David Byrne
  • Year: 1994
  • Comment: "Angels" was the lead single off of Byrne's 1994 self-titled album.

 

 

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

 

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