Mission of WQED Multimedia
provide educational, cultural and informational products and services
which enhance and engage the community.
WQED tv13 is the flagship of WQED Multimedia. The station went
on the air on April 1, 1954 as the country's first community-owned
television station after school children went door-to-door to
collect $2 from families to help get the station on the air. The
A. W. Mellon Trust, The Ford Foundation, and the Arbuckle-Jamison
Foundation provided major start-up funding. KDKA offered the use
of its FM tower, and the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company presented
a deed for a building at the corner of Fifth and Bellefield avenues
WQED became a production center of national programs for the Public
Broadcasting Service. Throughout 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 70 Emmys and twelve Peabody Awards.
fm89.3/Pittsburgh and WQEJ fm89.7/Johnstown
fm89.3 went on the air in 1973 as the regions only full-time
classical music station. WQED fm89.3 is committed to providing
classical music and other fine arts programming to entertain,
inform and enrich the community. All-classical WQED fm is a lively
advocate for the arts both locally and nationally. As the only
classical station in the region, WQED fm is critical to local
artists, ensembles and organizations for assistance, support and
publicity. The station produces and distributes Pittsburgh Symphony
Radio throughout the country, Performance in Pittsburgh, and the
River City Brass Band. WQED fm staff is out in the community to
record over 100 concerts each year. In 1997, WQED fm expanded
its reach into the Johnstown market with WQEJ fm89.7/Johnstown.
WQEJ fm simulcasts WQED fms programming in the Johnstown
market, which has a rich history of support for the arts.
PITTSBURGH magazine began as a local program guide and arts and
culture magazine and has evolved into the city/regional magazine.
The magazine and WQEDs publishing division now produces
PITTSBURGH PROSPECTS, BEAVER COUNTY Magazine, BRIDES magazine,
and WQED cookbooks. In 1996, PITTSBURGH magazine was honored with
the William White Award as the Best City/Regional magazine in
the country. PITTSBURGH magazines award-winning cadre of
journalists report on the regions lifestyles, arts, culture,
and fashion. In-depth articles focus on the regions economic
development, transportation issues, health-care breakthroughs
that are developed in Pittsburgh, and people that are creating
a new era of growth for the region.
Education Resource Center is the hub of the educational connection
with the community. The Center focuses on four key areas: literacy;
workforce development; arts and culture, and community education.
The Center connects with educational partners throughout the region
to enhance and augment existing initiatives and educational programs.
Community partners include the Mon Valley Educational Consortium;
the Carnegie Science Center; the National Association of Manufacturers;
the Pittsburgh Technology Council; the Hospital Council of Western
Pennsylvania and Family Communications, Inc., producers of Mister
Multimedias Internet site at www.wqed.org is just a click
away and loaded with information on all of WQED Multimedias
entities: television and radio program listings, streaming audio
of WQED fm89.3, the WQED Education Centers teachers
guides and curriculum, and highlights from PITTSBURGH magazine
and other publishing ventures. Members and viewers who surf the
WQED web site can Shop WQED for their favorite tapes, CDs and
DVDs, as well as other merchandise, pledge on line to WQED TV
13 or WQED-FM 89.3, access biographies of WQED personalities,
and get information on WQEDs many member benefits, including
the Cooking Club, Jukebox Club and History Club.
Local Television Shows
Multimedias flagship program, the Emmy Award winning OnQ
Magazine, airs nightly on WQED tv13. It is live and it is local.
Since its inception in January 2000, OnQ Magazine has covered
the region with in-depth, thoughtful pieces that showcase the
people and places of southwestern Pennsylvania. The show has become
the program of choice for those seeking in-depth coverage of local
news, information and important issues affecting the community.
Hosted by Stacy Smith, Chris Moore and Carol Lee Espy, Michael
Bartley and Tonia Caruso. OnQ Magazine airs weeknights at 7:30pm
on WQED tv13, with encore broadcasts Monday through Thursday at
11:30pm, and 12:30pm the following weekday. www.wqed.org/tv/pm/
Friday Forum, a topical discussion panel featuring media personalities,
has spun off into its own program, Off Q. Hosted by talk show
veteran Chris Moore, Off Q will feature regular panelists Fred
Honsberger of KDKA Radio & PCNC, Alan Cox of 105.9 The X,
and Ruth Ann Dailey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, who will dissect
the latest headlines. A special guest will round out the panel
each week. Edgy, controversial and always current, Off Q airs
Fridays at 11:30pm on WQED tv13, with encore broadcasts Saturdays
at 7:30am and Sundays at 1pm.
Presents: Live From Studio A
OnQs musical segments have evolved into WQED Presents: Live
From Studio A, a prime-time showcase of local musical talent hosted
by Pete Hewlett.
Musical guests perform with "Hewlett Anderson" -- the
'QED all-star house band. The band consists of Pete Hewlett on
vocals & guitar. Pete also hosts the show and conducts the
interviews for the behind-the-scenes pieces. Scott Anderson is
featured on piano, keyboards & vocals, and also serves as
the show's Music Director. Joe Waslousky plays drums. Dave Brown
(of the Gathering Field) is on guitar & vocals. Also on vocals
is Lisa Bleil. On bass is Brian Stahurski. And on saxophone, flute
& keyboards is Eric DeFade. Additional musicians are Joe Herndon
on Trumpet and John Rampolla on percussion. The live recording
was engineered by audio whiz (and Pittsburgh native) Dino DiStefano.
QED Cooks is a weekly half-hour program hosted by Chris Fennimore,
every Saturday at 10AM on WQED tv13. Each week, Chris features
treasured viewer recipes, that were part of WQED's famous cooking
marathons. From artichokes to zucchini, QED Cooks features dishes
for everyone from beginner to gourmet.
Black Horizons is the nation's longest running series for the
African-American audience. Each week, Black Horizons takes a look
at the issues that face Pittsburgh, the nation and the world.
Host Chris Moore and producer Minette Seate give you the best
of our African-American culture, featuring newsmakers from the
arts, politics, literature, and history. Whether a public affairs
program that examines modern social problems or a cultural affairs
program that illustrates the African-American experience, Black
Horizons has been the show that Pittsburghers have been turning
to since 1968. Black Horizons airs Fridays at 10pm on WQED tv13,
with an encore broadcast Sundays at 2pm.
is a half-hour program hosted by veteran broadcaster Eleanor Schano.
The program features news and discussion of topics of particular
interest to those over the age of 45. Topics range from growing
old gracefully, financial and health advice, leisure, to housing
options for older people. Agewise airs Saturdays at 6:30PM on
WQED tv13, with an encore broadcast Sundays at 12:30PM
Sebak produces, writes and narrates unusual documentaries for
public television. Whether he's looking at diners in Pennsylvania,
ice cream places across the country, or some of the wonderful
neighborhoods in his hometown of Pittsburgh, his work is celebratory
in nature. He is a friendly guide to various aspects of American
culture, reminding viewers of people and places in their neighborhoods,
explaining the history and charms of things we take for granted,
and inevitably finding good things to eat along the way.
play the American Soundtrack loud and proud with music
from Doo Wop to Folk Rock to Classic Rhythm and Blues, not to
mention the best of The Ed Sullivan Shows that highlight some
of the most exciting and memorable times in American television
and music history. Executive Producer, T.J Lubinsky creates these
live legendary concert reunions with the biggest and best recording
stars of all time, preserving Americas music for generations
to come. The series has already raised over $70 million for public
television since December 1999 making it the most successful series
of fundraising specials in public television history.
Fennimore knows that food and stories are natural compositions,
and he's collecting them with his cooking marathons. WQED cooking
shows began 9 years ago with a problem: too many zucchinis. With
his garden working overtime, programming director Chris Fennimore
requested recipes from viewers and got hundreds in response. He
chose a few, cooked them live on-air, offered the recipes themselves
as the pledge premium and now, almost 50 shows later, he can't
stop by the grocery store without being noticed. Americas
Home Cooking: Crock Pot is the latest installment of the series,
which includes Potato, Cookies, Italian and Comfort Food shows.
City Brass Band
The only full-time professional brass band in America,
with witty stage commentary by director Denis Colwell. Hosted
by WQED fms Ted Sohier and produced by Judi Cannava.
One of the worlds great orchestras is heard in 26 broadcasts
each season with Music Director Mariss Jansons and outstanding
guest soloist and conductors. Hosted by WQED fms Jim Cunningham,
produced by Judi Cannava and distributed by Public Radio International.
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