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News Radio

Pittsburgh Region

News Radio

Selected Programs

  • Allegheny Front
    The Allegheny Front is an environmental radio program/website on Essential Public Media (90.5) that engages and informs the audience to deepen a respect for nature and inspire all to act in an environmentally responsible manner, by exploring topics relevant to the lives of the people in our region. You can listen to the webcasts online.
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Radio
    A WQED radio program that features performances from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's previous season, and airs locally on WQED-FM Sundays at 2:00 pm and Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. and nationally via PRI stations.
  • Saturday Light Brigade
    The Saturday Light Brigade is broadcast live from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (Eastern) on Saturday mornings and originates live from WRCT-Pittsburgh. You can also hear broadcasts at 88.3 FM.


  • Radio Information Service
    a Pittsburgh-based radio station operated by and for people who cannot read print, using the medium of radio to provide access to printed information for people who have a vision loss, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, severe dyslexia or any other disability which prevents reading.
  • Western Pennsylvania Scanner Frequency
    Local scanner information for the Greater Pittsburgh area, and surrounding counties in OH & WV. Maintained by R.E. Christian.

United States


  • Radio-Locator
    Formerly MIT Radio WMBR. List of Radio Stations on the Internet. Over 10,000 stations, including bitcasters which broadcast live over the Internet.

US Radio Networks

  • American Public Media
    American Public Media is one of the nation's premier public radio producers, bringing you over 20 national public radio programs and specials.
  • National Public Radio (NPR)
    Includes programs and schedules
  • Original Old Time Radio
    Information on radio programs from the dawn of radio to 1960s.
  • Public Radio International (PRI)
    offers more than 300 hours of weekly news, classical music, and cultural programming. Public Radio International (PRI) distributes more hours of programming and serves more non-commercial stations than any other U.S. radio network. PRI acquires, develops, produces and distributes programs across the United States and internationally through the World Radio Network.

Selected US Programs

  • All Things Considered
    For two hours every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Robert Siegel, Michele Norris and Melissa Block present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews and offbeat features.
  • American Radioworks
    AMERICAN RADIOWORKS® is the national documentary unit of Minnesota Public Radio. ARW is public radio's largest documentary production unit; it creates documentaries, series projects, and investigative reports for the public radio system and the Internet. The website has their documentaries listed by general category (America, Health, History, Justice, and World).
  • Car Talk
    The Web site of Car Talk, starring Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka "Click and Clack The Tappet Brothers"), a weekly show on 450 National Public Radio stations, and a newspaper column in 300 papers.
  • CBS Radio Mystery Theater
    Listen to 1,399 episodes of CBS Radio Mystery Theater episodes, browsable by year, actor, writer.
  • Earth & Sky
    An award winning daily science radio series heard by millions of listeners on over 950 commercial and public stations and their translators throughout the United States, including WYEP and WRCT in Pittsburgh.
  • MarketPlace Radio Business News
    Broadcast five days a week (Monday through Friday at 6:30 pm on WDUQ-FM in Pittsburgh), Marketplace is a 30-minute early evening radio magazine program, whose goal is to educate its audience about the global economy. Produced by University of Southern California's MarketPlace Productions and distributed by Public Radio International (PRI). Now teaming up with the Motley Fool.
  • Michael Felman's Whad'Ya Know?
    Did you miss Saturday morning's show? Listen to it here.

  • A Prairie Home Companion
    The Minnesota Public Radio program by Garrison Keilor from Lake Wobegon.
  • This American Life
    "It's a bunch of stories -- some are documentaries, some are fiction, some are something else. Each week we choose a theme and invite different writers and performers to contribute items on the theme." From WBEZ Chicago.
  • Writer's Almanac
    The Writer's Almanac®, a five-minute daily program of poetry and history hosted by Garrison Keillor, can be heard each day on public radio stations throughout the country. The website includes the archives of past programs, which you can listen to with real audio.
  • Online Music Radio


  • America Abroad Media
    America Abroad is a public radio program that devotes an hour to a single international issue -- providing historical context and international perspective. It airs on 225 NPR stations and in 145 countries on NPR Worldwide and is hosted by Ray Suarez and Deborah Amos.
  • BBC News: Letter from America
    The world's longest running speech radio programme began in 1946 and continued until Alistair Cooke's retirement in February 2004. Alistair Cooke lived in New York and sent back to England a weekly "Letter from America" commentary on American life and events. At this BBC website you can listen to archived programs.
  • BBC Radio 4
    Comedy, Science, Drama, and News from the British Broadcasting Corporation
  • CBC Radio: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
    Links to live audio and video broadcasts from around the world. Choose your country and the type of station.
  • Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
    Live broadcasts from all 23 of their broadcast services are available, and some services offer on-demand listening.
  • Voice of America
    Voice of America offers news in a very large selection of languages for many countries. Many programs are available in different languages in audio format on the website. This is a US Government-sponsored broadcasting service whose 1976 charter states that it will "serve as a consistently reliable and authoritative source of news. VOA news will be accurate, objective, and comprehensive." It also "will represent America, not any single segment of American society, and will therefore present a balanced and comprehensive projection of significant American thought and institutions."