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

J Film Festival

Kathryn Spitz Cohan – JFilm

Executive Director of Film Pittsburgh, Kathryn Spitz Cohan, spoke to WQED-FM about their upcoming international independent Jewish film festival, JFilm, that runs from May 2nd to May 12th.

Marie Watt and Liz Park – Carnegie Museum of Art

Visual Artist Marie Watt’s upcoming exhibit, Marie Watt: LAND STITCHES WATER SKY, opens on April 13th at Carnegie Museum of Art. This exhibit explores two materials tied to the industrial history of Western PA, steel and glass, from Marie’s Indigenous perspective.

Hill Dance Academy Theatre's annual spring dance concert

Ayisha Morgan-Lee – Hill Dance Academy Theatre

Jim Cunningham spoke with Ayisha Morgan-Lee of Hill Dance Academy Theatre (HDAT) Home of Ju.B.Lation Spirit Filled Feet about their Spring Concert taking place April 20 and 21 at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center.

Apis by Lindsay Goranson

Lindsay Goranson – APIS, New Hazlett Theater

Director of IDEA Initiatives and Community Engagement with the Pittsburgh Opera, Rebekah Diaz, spoke with Jim Cunningham in this Voice of the Arts Gospel podcast about two upcoming Gospel events at the Pittsburgh Opera.

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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Carnegie Mellon Guitar Ensemble

The Carnegie Mellon Guitar Ensemble presents creatively expressive performances of duos, trios, quartets, and larger ensemble music from every major Western music style period.John Marcinizyn, director Program TBA Cost: Free and […]

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Hill Dance Academy Theatre (HDAT) Spring Dance Concert

The Annual Spring Dance Concert is back on April 19-21, 2024, at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center in Downtown Pittsburgh. This year’s theme is Sustaining the Legacy & […]

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Pittsburgh Symphony Interviews

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.