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WQED-FM 89.3 is committed to providing classical music and the other fine arts programming to entertain, inform and enrich the Western Pennsylvania region. The only classical radio station in the Pittsburgh area, WQED-FM is a lively advocate for the arts both locally and nationally.

Q the Music

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

Pittsburgh Concert Channel

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

The Classical QED Spring Fundraiser has ended, but listener support does not!  We had help from so many wonderful people during the pledge drive. QED Cooks host Chris Fennimore spent the afternoon on our final day of the drive with Bryan Sejvar.  Thank you to Chris, and thank you to everyone who pledged their support during our short on-air campaign.  If you did not make your donation during our pledge drive, click here to support Classical QED.   


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

Thu, May 31 at 7:00 pm


Christina Pato is a Galician bagpiper, pianist, and composer as well as a member of and educational adviser to Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble as featured in the documentary “The Music of Strangers” More info.

Fri, Jun 1 at 12:00 pm

Camouflage exhibit

Casey Droege Cultural Productions presents Camouflage, a group exhibit curated by Johanna Lasner for the Three Rivers Arts Festival. More info.

Fri, Apr 6 at 6:00 pmFri, May 4 at 6:00 pm

Hot Jam

Free open house featuring heat defying acts of art including glassblowing demonstrations in Pittsburgh Glass Center’s state-of the-art glass studios with ASL interpretation. More info.

Sat, Jun 2 at 1:30 pm

Rhythm Workshop

Join Allison Broaddrick, Music Therapist, for a sensory friendly, afternoon rhythm workshop! For more information or to RSVP visit 3riversmusictherapy.com More info.

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