Content that Matters to Your Community and Your Life
WESA is a regional community media resource that provides daily coverage of local news, reported by our Pittsburgh-based journalists and news professionals. We create original content programming and local journalism that connects our audience with the stories that matter most to them. Here are some programs we have produced over the past four years.
Essential Pittsburgh is WESA’s signature talk show. It can be heard daily, Monday through Friday. This live program provides local news coverage, interviews with newsmakers, and discussion of issues and challenges facing the Pittsburgh community and Southwest Pennsylvania. The program also provides feature stories on arts and cultural activities throughout the region. A group of regular contributors report on travel, entertainment and legal news and interests. Essential Pittsburgh airs from Noon to 1 PM and is rebroadcast from 8-9 PM. LEARN MORE
Life of learning
Life of Learning is a three-year initiative made possible with a generous grant from the Grable Foundation. The series focuses on learning and education activities, as well as opportunities and challenges in the Greater Pittsburgh area. It provides news reporting, feature stories, community forums and segments on Essential Pittsburgh relating to topics in learning innovation. LEARN MORE