FM 50th

Celebrating 50 Years of Being Pittsburgh’s Voice of the Arts!

While many radio stations have changed formats over the years, WQED has kept classical music on the air since it was introduced five decades ago.

What's New from WQED-FM

Pablo Heras-Casado

Pablo Heras-Casado

Jim Cunningham spoke with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Guest Conductor, the world-renowned Pablo Heras-Casado, about this weekend’s concerts, on this “At the Symphony” podcast.

The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale

Susan Medley – Pittsburgh Concert Chorale

Anna Singer spoke with Susan Medley about Pittsburgh Concert Chorale’s concerts – Saturday March 2nd, 7:30pm at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church and Sunday March 3rd, 4pm at Ingomar United Methodist Church.

Daniel Singer and Jim Cunningham

Daniel Singer – Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh

Jim Cunningham spoke with The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh’s new Music Director, Daniel Singer, about their FREE concerts taking place March 9th at Westminster Presbyterian Church and March 10th at East Liberty Presbyterian Church.

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Wayne Brinda – Prime Stage Theatre

Wayne Brinda of Prime Stage Theatre stopped by to talk about “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank” running March 1st through 10th at the New Hazlett Theater.

More Great WQED Podcasts

  • Gumbands: A Podcast with Rick Sebak. Holding Pittsburgh together

    Gumbands: A Podcast with Rick Sebak

    GUMBANDS is a podcast about Pittsburgh, its people, its history, its neighborhoods, its small businesses, its food, its charms, its stories, and many of its surprises.

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    @ the Symphony

    Conductors, soloists and composers involved in making great Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performances talk about their music.

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    Voice of the Arts

    Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.

  • Pittsburgh Symphony Radio

    Pittsburgh Symphony Radio

    A complete two hour concert hosted by Jim Cunningham. Listen for interviews and features, historic recordings and the latest weekly concerts from Heinz Hall.

  • Encore


    Did you miss a recent live broadcast? Or do you just want to hear it again? Relive recent WQED-FM live broadcasts on the Encore podcast page. Stream full length broadcasts by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and others.

  • Artists in the World

    Artists in the World

    Hosted by WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham and CMOA's Dana Bishop-Root, Artists in the World uplifts artistic voices and explores multiple histories, geographies, and current events.

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    Pittsburgh Symphony on Tour

    Jim Cunningham reports from the PSO's domestic and international tours.

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Paradox Pirate Party: a Leap Year Birthday Benefit!

Come celebrate the birthday of Frederic, the slave of duty from Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance! Frederic was born on Leap Day and as such only has a birthday […]

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The Edgewood Symphony in Concert

Join the Edgewood Symphony for an exciting night of French music. Highlighting the program is Pittsburgh Symphony harpist Gretchen Van Hoesen performing Camille Saint-Saens’ Morceau de Concert for Harp and […]

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Spring is Near

Gil Bigenho/Violin and Will Phifer/Piano perform selections by Beethoven, Massenet, Boulanger, Bruch, Dauber, Saint- Saens and remembrance pieces composed by Gil Bigenho,Jr. The remembrance piece entitled “Holocaust Remembrances” was composed […]

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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio hosted by Jim Cunningham, a complete two hour concert with Music Director Manfred Honeck and guest artists heard on over 100 PRI and NPR stations across the country. Listen for interviews and features, historic recordings and the latest weekly concerts from Heinz Hall.