Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Mondays at 8pm on HPR-1
All classical WQED-FM 89.3 is the official voice of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The station has broadcast weekly Pittsburgh Symphony concerts since 1974 hosted by Jack Sommers, Bob Calvert and beginning in 1980 Jim Cunningham. Broadcasts are heard fifty two weeks of the year on Sundays at 8pm. WQEJ Johnstown at 89.7 also carries the concerts and they can be heard with streaming audio on the station’s website. With underwriting from the Bayer Corporation, Richard Rauh, the Musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Pennsylvania Council on thee Arts. WQED-FM has produced concerts for national distribution since 1983 on Public Radio International and National Public Radio. The broadcasts are recorded digitally with B&K and Schoeps microphones and are edited using Magix Sequoia digital editing technology. The host and executive producer of the broadcasts is Jim Cunningham. Additional interviews are contributed by producers Stephen Baum, Ted Sohier and Anna Singer. The shows are produced in the Bayer Broadcast Center for the Arts with engineer Tom Ammons. Heinz Hall recordings are made by Ray Clover. Music editing and Carnegie Music Hall Chamber Orchestra recordings are by Riccardo Schulz.