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Classical WQED 89.3 FM

WQED-FM 89.3 is committed to providing classical music and the other fine arts programming.


Pittsburgh Concert Channel

The Pittsburgh Concert Channel is your 24-hour home for archived Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcasts.


Q the Music

Pittsburgh Classical Network features the best performances by musicians throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania.


Jim Cunningham experienced a speedy delivery when David Newell, Mr. McFeely of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, stopped by to chat about upcoming screenings of "Won't You Be My Neighbor" and some unique history behind famous Neighborhood characters. Listen to the full podcast HERE!

WQED’s guitar legend Joe Negri at age 92 in 2018 tells the story of his years with Fred Rogers as Handyman Negri on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood and as the proprietor of Negri’s Music Shop. Listen to the full interview HERE.


The Pittsburgh Symphony celebrates 10 years of Manfred Honeck as Music Director. Learn more.

Pittsburgh Symphony Interviews

Pianist Kirill Gerstein

Conductor Juanjo Mena

Violinist Ray Chen

Conductor Christoph König

Pianist Behzod Abduraimov

Cellist Maximilian Hornung



Conductors, soloists and composers involved in making great Pittsburgh Symphony 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.

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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. 


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.

Classical Crossroads

Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. As Duke Ellington said "There are only two types of music: good music and the other stuff." Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

Pittsburgh Symphony on Tour

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

WQED Cultural Calendar

Tue, Oct 16 at 10:00 am

Workshop: Interactive and Interoperable –The Promise of Digital Humanities Today

Under the guidance of Dr. Michaels, the National Institute for Newman Studies (NINS) joined a growing community of the world’s leading research libraries and image repositories to embark on an effort to collaboratively share their resources and te More info.

Tue, Sep 18 at 6:30 pmTue, Oct 16 at 6:30 pm

Tune It Tuesday One Year Anniversary

Phat Man Dee and Friends celebrate 1 year anniversary of “Tune It! Tuesdays!” More info.

Tue, Oct 16 at 6:30 pm

Stitching History from the Holocaust Opening with Guest Speaker Helen Epstein

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is proud to host the exhibit “Stitching History from the Holocaust”, on loan from the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. More info.

Tue, Oct 16 at 7:00 pm

Overcoming Challenging Behaviors

Join Parents in Toto and Center for Autism & Related Disorders to learn more about "Overcoming Challenging Behaviors". This is a FREE event! More info.

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