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The Allegheny Front (LOCAL PRODUCTION)

Saturdays at 7:30am

The Allegheny Front is a radio program covering environmental issues in Western Pennsylvania produced by The Allegheny Front began in 1991 and continues to serve the community as the most insightful source of local and regional environmental news and information on the radio. The program explores environmental issues affecting the community through stories, interviews, news, and commentaries. 

All Things Considered

Monday – Friday at 4pm

NPR’s afternoon newsmagazine featuring a mix of interviews, commentaries, reviews and offbeat features–from around the world, and in and around Pittsburgh hosted locally by Larkin Page-Jacobs.

BBC World Service

Monday to Friday 11pm to 5am; Saturdays 12am to 6:30am; Sundays 12am to 6am

BBC World Service is the leading international broadcaster, and includes a network of correspondents providing impartial news, reports and analysis in 33 languages from locations around the world. BBC is far more than just breaking news, though. It offers a wide variety of information programming, including programs on arts, sports, science and business.

Car Talk

Saturdays at 10am

Intelligent car advice mixed with hilarious stories of automobile mayhem.  Hosted by "Click and Clack", Tom and Ray Magliozzi.

Commonwealth Club

Sundays at 6am

The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, offering over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.

Earth Beat

Saturdays at 7am

Monitoring the Earth's heartbeat is our task. Radio Netherland’s program takes a look at our footprint on this big round world of ours and runs stories about the people trying to make that footprint lighter. Marnie Chesterton is the host of the sustainably-heated Earth Beat.

Fresh Air

Monday - Friday at 3pm; repeat Monday - Friday at 10pm

Fresh Air is the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues hosted by Terry Gross.Though Fresh Air has been categorized as a "talk show," it hardly fits the mold. Its 1994 Peabody Award citation credits Fresh Air with "probing questions, revelatory interviews and unusual insights."

Fresh Air Weekend

Sundays at 3pm

Fresh Air Weekend collects the best cultural segments from the week's programs and crafts them together for great weekend listening.  

Here and Now

Monday - Friday at 12pm

A midday magazine covering the latest news, arts, culture, science, technology and more.  Hosted by Robin Young.

Jazz with Bob Studebaker (LOCAL PRODUCTION)

Saturdays at 8pm

Pittsburgh native Bob Studebaker spins the classics and contemporaries of Jazz until midnight every Saturday.


Online and in HD

Jazzworks is a 24/7 Jazz channel programed by Essential Public Media.  Hosted by Bob Studebaker and Helen Wigger, Jazzworks provides listeners 24/7 Jazz in HD and online. Click here to listen live.

Joe Frank

Sundays at 11pm

Showcases the work of critically acclaimed broadcaster and performance artist Joe Frank—known best for his engaging, often philosophical, monologues and radio dramas.

Le Show

Sundays at 10pm

A weekly, hour-long romp through the worlds of media, politics, sports and show business, leavened with an eclectic mix of mysterious music, hosted by Harry Shearer.

Living on Earth

Sundays at 7am

Living on Earth with Steve Curwood is the weekly environmental news and information program distributed by Public Radio International. Every week Living on Earth brings news, features, interviews and commentary on a broad range of ecological issues.


Monday - Friday at 6:30pm

Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, award-winning Marketplace is a daily magazine of business and economics.

Marketplace Money

Sundays at 12pm

Marketplace's weekly look at personal finance and economics hosted by Tess Vigeland.

Marketplace Morning Report

Monday - Friday at 5:50am and 8:50am

Marketplace Morning Report provides a quick jump on the day's business news.

Morning Edition

Monday - Friday at 5am

NPR's up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary and coverage of news, politics, arts, sports and more—from around the world and in and around Pittsburgh hosted locally by Essential Public Radio's Mark Nootbaar.

Music From India

Sundays at 8pm

Music From India is the longest running Indian music program in the country.  It is hosted by Harish Saluja and Dr, Vijay Bahl.  Both hosts volunteer not only their time but their personal music collections where the playlist comes from over 2,000 pieces.

On Point

Monday – Friday at 10am and 11am

Hosted by award-winning journalist Tom Ashbrook, On Point is broadcast for two hours daily across the country on NPR. The show’s lively conversation covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, and features writers, politicians, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world. 

On The Media

Saturdays at 4pm

On the Media explores how the media 'sausage' is made, casts an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad. For one hour a week, the show tries to lift the veil from the process of "making media," especially news media, because it's through that lens that we literally see the world and the world sees us.  Hosted by Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield.


Saturdays at 6:30am

Prosody showcases writers of national and international note as well as local writers. Guests have included U.S. Poet Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, MacArthur Grant recipients, National Book Award winners, journalists, and musicians. These include Yusef Komunyakaa, Naomi Shihab Nye, Robert Pinsky, Terry Tempest Williams, Patricia Smith, Alicia Ostriker, Richard Russo, Ted Kooser, Eve Ensler, Lyrae Van, and many others. Prosody is produced by hosts Jan Beatty and Ellen Placey Wadey.


Monday - Friday at 9pm; Saturdays at 3pm

Q, from the CBC, is an energetic daily arts, culture and entertainment magazine that takes you on a smart and surprising ride, interviewing personalities and tackling the cultural issues that matter. Hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, with his trademark wit and spontaneity, Q covers pop culture and high arts alike with forays into the most provocative and compelling cultural trends.  

Rhythm Sweet and Hot (LOCAL PRODUCTION)

Saturdays at 6pm

Rhythm Sweet & Hot is a musical variety program that entertains audiences by capturing the essence of musical culture from the 1920s to the 1940s. Listeners hear the well-known, big names of swing and are also able to discover the music of artists whose records "can’t be found at the local mall." Hosts Mike Plaskett and Dale Abraham enjoy sharing recordings that have been passed over in the changing fashion of the music and radio businesses.

Sound Opinions

Saturdays at 1pm; Sundays at 7pm

Every week, Sound Opinions fires up smart and spirited discussions about a wide range of popular music, from indie rock to classic rock, hip hop to R&B, and every genre under the sun.Take the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions. Hosted by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kott.

Specials from Essential Public Radio

Sundays at 2pm; various other times

Tune in to hear the best from public radio program producers around the country and the world.  We’ll feature Re:Sound, Radiolab, The Moth, State of the Re:union and others here.

The Splendid Table

Sundays at 1pm

In 1994, acclaimed food writer and cooking teacher Lynne Rossetto Kasper was receiving accolades for her debut book, The Splendid Table, which at that time was the only book to have won both the James Beard and Julia Child Cookbook of the Year awards. Tune in to hear recipes, listener pleas for mealtime help and Lynne’s solutions.


Studio 360

Saturdays at 2pm; Sundays at 10am

The Peabody Award-winning "Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen," from PRI and WNYC, is public radio’s smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy - so let "Studio 360" steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life.

The Takeaway

Monday – Friday at 9am

The Takeaway is the national morning news program that delivers the news and analysis you need to catch up, start your day, and prepare for what's ahead. Hosts John Hockenberry and Celeste Headlee, along with the BBC World Service, The New York Times and WGBH Boston, invite listeners every morning to learn more and be part of the American conversation on-air and online at

Talk of the Nation 

Monday - Thursday at 2pm

Journalist Neal Conan leads a productive exchange of ideas and opinions on the issues that dominate the news landscape. From politics and public service to education, religion, music and healthcare, Talk of the Nation offers call-in listeners the opportunity to join enlightening discussions with decision-makers, authors, academicians and artists from around the world.

Talk of the Nation - Science Friday

Fridays at 2pm

Science Friday is a weekly science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide as part of NPR's 'Talk of the Nation' programming. Each week is focused on science topics that are in the news and the show is dedicated to bringing an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand. Panels of expert guests join Science Friday's host, Ira Flatow, a veteran science journalist, to discuss science - and to take questions from listeners during the call-in portion of the program.

The Tavis Smiley Show

Sundays at 4pm

Each weekend host Tavis Smiley engages commentators and guests in substantive and provocative discussions on a wide range of topics including: politics, health, finance, sports, technology and pop culture. An insightful exploration of the issues that matter from fresh, diverse points of view is the show's hallmark.

Tell Me More

Monday – Friday at 1pm

Capturing the headlines, issues and pleasures relevant to multicultural life in America, the daily one-hour series is hosted by award-winning journalist Michel Martin. Tell Me More marks Martin's first role in hosting a daily program. She views it as an opportunity to focus on the stories, experiences, ideas and people important in contemporary life but often not heard.

This American Life

Saturdays at 12 noon; Sundays at 6pm

Peabody and Emmy Award-winning host Ira Glass features documentaries, stories and more about everyday life. 

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me

Saturdays and Sundays at 11am

Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! is a weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up.  Hosted by Peter Sagal featuring Carl Kasell.

Weekend All Things Considered

Saturdays and Sundays at 5pm

The news doesn't stop on the weekends, so in 1977, All Things Considered expanded to seven days a week with one-hour news magazines weekend evenings. Today All Things Considered on the weekend is hosted by Guy Raz, NPR's former bureau chief in Berlin and London.

Weekend Edition

Saturdays and Sundays at 8am

News, analysis, essays and features for your weekend anchored on Saturdays by Scott Simon, NPR's Peabody Award-winning host and correspondent.

Sundays are anchored by NPR'S Liane Hansen. When she's not in the studio interviewing movers and shakers in politics, science, business and the arts, Liane is out in the field reporting. Saturdays and Sundays are hosted locally by Noah Brode.

The World

Monday - Friday at 7pm

The World is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe. Hosted by Lisa Mullins and Marco Werman.