a 1994 survey by Ketchum Communications, people in Western Pennsylvania,
both members and non-members of WQED stations, ranked WQED a very
close second to The Carnegie Library as the most recognized and
valued institution in this community, ahead of the sports teams.
tv 13 / WQEX 16 reach more than 1,000,000 households per week,
to recent Nielsen ratings. Through cable, coverage extends well
into eastern Ohio, western Maryland, and central West Virginia.
A Local and National Treasure
Multimedia is WQED tv 13/WQEX 16; all-classical WQED fm 89.3
and WQEJ 89.7/Johnstown; and PITTSBURGH magazine. But WQED
more than just what you can see or hear on television or radio
or what you can read in the magazine.
has broad experience in working with partners and managing complex
media projects that involve television, educational video, teacher
training modules, and accompanying printed educational materials
for teachers, students, and general audiences, as well as publishing,
promotion, distribution partnerships, and an increasing array of
interactive and multi-media products for our local and national
1,000,000 households of viewers and listeners rely on WQED each
week, more than any other Pittsburgh educational or cultural institution.
in 1954, WQED was the country's first community-owned television
station and became a production center of national programs for
the Public Broadcasting Service. It is distinguished by the high
number of original productions it has contributed to PBS programming.
its history, WQED has been consistently devoted to developing, producing
and presenting programs and projects of the highest quality, and in
recognition has won more than 250 local, national, and international
awards for excellence. These include over 60 Emmys and twelve Peabody
Critical Local Resource
Multimedia is one of the largest educational community institutions
in Western Pennsylvania, second only to the public school system.