WESA brings the world to Pittsburgh.
With our national programming partners, we provide over 22 hours a day of quality news, information, arts, culture, and entertainment programming to our audiences.
Our loyal listeners begin and end their weekly work day with NPR’s signature news magazine shows, Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
They stay tuned for shows and segments throughout the day, including The Diane Rehm Show, Here and Now, Fresh Air, Marketplace, The World, StoryCorp, Science Friday and q.
Throughout the weekend, they listen to shows such as: Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, Best of Car Talk, This American Life, Radio Lab, TED Radio Hour, Studio 360, On the Media, The Tavis Smiley Show, Only a Game, The Commonwealth Club, America’s Test Kitchen, Snap Judgment and The Moth Radio Hour.
WESA listeners are citizens of the world.
“WESA listeners are citizens of the world. They care about what’s happening around the corner, and from every corner of the planet.”
They are curious, caring and empathetic. They seek life-long learning and new knowledge. They want to be informed, surprised and delighted. They want programs that mirror their interests and values, yet give them new views that can open their minds and stretch their imaginations.
Our listeners are intellectually and emotionally connected to the world around them.
They crave programming that is humanized, put in context and expressed in plain language. They want stories that are sound-rich, original, unbiased and professionally produced.
They have grown weary of shouting heads, slick sound bites and polarizing, partisan perspectives typical of today’s ratings-hungry, for-profit news organizations.
WESA’s slate of national and global programming is an island of reason in a sea of fractured media.
We offer a familiar and calm voice, a trusted source of journalism in an otherwise crowded, noisy and commercially chaotic media landscape. We provide authentic and creative content programming that matters most to our listeners.