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Ringo Starr Turns 70! July 7th

June 29th, 2010

Ringo Starr celebrates his 70th birthday on Wednesday, July 7th, and WYEP is paying tribute to his musical career all day long. Between 6am and 6pm, we’ll be playing songs every hour featuring Ringo behind the microphone, both from his solo years and with The Beatles. Then at 8pm that evening, it’s a full hour of Ringo at the drum kit, playing with The Band, Stephen Stills, Tom Petty, and of course, with his old bandmates from Liverpool.

WYEP American Originals on July 4th & July 5th

June 29th, 2010

American Originals on WYEP
Tune in on July 4th and 5th to hear a series of one-hour shows each focusing on one legendary American artist. Throughout each hour, you’ll hear the impact these artists have had on American music with cuts from their own catalogues, covers of their songs by other artists, collaborations and modern influences.

Bob Dylan
Probably one of the most covered artists in American history, we explore Bob Dylan’s folk songwriting days, his going ìelectricî, and hear how other artists have interpreted his songs in various ways.

Emmylou Harris
From her early days with Gram Parsons to her more recent collaboration with Mark Knopfler, Emmylou Harris is one of the most respected interpreters in the country. Over the hour we’ll hear many of these collaborations, as well as some of her solo work.

More than just a great guitar player, or songwriter, Prince’s determination to do things his way has kept his sound fresh, funky and at times controversial. Over the hour, we’ll hear many sides of Prince, and his work interpreted by many different artists.

Bonnie Raitt

Born into a musical family, Bonnie Raitt rediscovered roots and blues music while in college. She has spent the rest of her life promoting them through her own work as well as through other artists.

As a group, R.E.M. have kept things interesting in their time together. As individuals, their non-group work has been equally interesting. In this hour of American Originals, we’ll hear both sides of one of Georgia’s biggest bands.

Paul Simon
Whether with Art Garfunkel or as a solo act, Paul Simon’s songs have inspired artists of many generations. You’ll hear some of the inspiration that went into his ìGracelandî album, as well as from artists like Vampire Weekend, who are continuing what he started.

July 4th schedule

2pm – Bob Dylan
3pm – Emmylou Harris
4pm – R.E.M
5pm – Paul Simon
6pm – Bonnie Raitt

July 5th Schedule

6am – Bonnie Raitt
7am – Bob Dylan
12pm- Paul Simon
1pm – Emmylou Harris
2pm – Prince
3pm – R.E.M.
4pm – Bonnie Raitt
5pm – Bob Dylan

Joshua James In-Studio 1pm Friday

June 25th, 2010

Joshua James stops by The WYEP Community Broadcast Center today at 1pm for an interview and live performance before his set at tonight’s Summer Music Festival at Schenley Plaza. Tune in to 91.3fm or listen live at wyep.org.

And, don’t miss his performance at the Summer Music Festival. Full details on the lineup and other activities including the I Made It! Market and kids’ activities, on our website.

Details on Tomorrow’s Summer Music Festival

June 24th, 2010

This Friday, June 25 is WYEP ‘s Summer Music Festival at Schenley Plaza- the forecast looks good, the line-up is all set, and we’ve got the details you need to plan your evening.

Visit the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s website to get directions to the Plaza. Take a PAT bus, ride your bike, walk, or carpool to the show. Besides nearby on-street parking, there’s the Carnegie Museum lot, as well as other nearby parking garages.

4pm: Kids Area and I Made It! Market Open
Shop for local crafts at I Made It! Market Mini beneath the trees by the Carnegie Library. A portion of the proceeds benefit WYEP.

Visit the the Kids Area by the carousel:
Enjoy the play area provided by IKEA Pittsburgh.
Play drums and sing with Music Together @ WYEP.
Tell us your favorite concert memory as the Pittsburgh Foundation launches Pittsburgh On Video.
Plus check out more activities with The Sprout Fund Spark Program and Carnegie Museums.

4:30pm: See a live puppet show performed inside the Carnegie Library.

5-7pm: Get your photo taken with a ballerina from Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and enter to win tickets to The Three Musketeers.

5:30pm: Visit the WYEP tent to buy a brand new festival t-shirt, become a New or Renewing Member, and see what else we’re up to this summer.

Then get settled on the lawn for live music:

6pm The Boogie Hustlers
7:15pm Joshua James & Band
8:30pm Sarah Harmer & Band
9:40pm Nicole Atkins & the Black Sea

The Schenley Plaza food kiosks will be open and ready for business, and feel free to bring your own cooler.

This festival is free and open to everyone. Spend your summer in the city with WYEP!

Josh Walkos on the 9:13 Buzz with Cindy

June 22nd, 2010

9:13 Buzz with Cindy features local writer, blogger, and photographer Josh Walkos to the WYEP airwaves on Wednesday, June 23rd at 9:13am.

Josh will have a Bonnaroo recap and a new music preview.

Joshua James on-air Friday 1pm

June 22nd, 2010

Check out Joshua James live on-air this Friday at 1pm for a Summer Music Festival preview. Mike Sauter will welcome Joshua and his band to the WYEP airwaves for an interview and live performance at 1pm this Friday, June 25th.

Keep Up with What’s Happening at Bonnaroo

June 7th, 2010

The 9th annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival starts this Wednesday and WYEP will be there!

Follow along with the WYEP Music Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr as we let you know the breaking news at Bonnaroo, concert reviews, photo essays, and more. And, be sure to check out the Owl & Bear with WYEP Music Blog contributor Josh offering an additional perspective and reviews of the four-day festival.

New Music on The Music Lab Sunday 5pm

June 7th, 2010

Tune in for new music with Kyle Smith each Sunday at 5pm on 91.3fm WYEP.

This week new music from Sheryl Crow, The Weepies, Kaiser Cartel. You can also hear features produced for the Music Lab each week; RPM, You Gotta Hear This, and a Studio Session rebroadcast each week.

Sundays from 5p until 7pm on 91.3fm WYEP and streaming at wyep.org

Monday, June 7: 91.3fm Off-Air Temporarily, 6pm to 9pm

June 4th, 2010

On Monday, June 7 from 6pm to 9pm, 91.3fm WYEP will go off-air. Workers will be finishing maintenance on our broadcast tower, which requires us to be off-air for health and safety regulations. Tune in for an online stream at WYEP.ORG. We will resume normal broadcast when the work is completed.

Thank you for your patience and for supporting The Station Where the Music Matters.

New Feature! The 9:13 Buzz

June 1st, 2010

Every Wednesday, Pittsburgh’s finest music writers will join Morning Mix Host Cindy Howes for the new weekly segment, The 9:13 Buzz. Each week a different guest writer will share a couple of new favorite songs and share some insight. The 9:13 Buzz airs Wednesday mornings at 9:13 on 91.3fm WYEP.