WRCT Summer Schedule is Posted

June 24, 2020 // News

Even during the pandemic, Carnegie Mellon students and WRCT community volunteers have been keeping the intelligent, energetic, and diverse programming you’ve come to associate with WRCT on the air. We thank you for tuning in!

Check out our hot new Summer 2020 Schedule that took effect Wednesday, June 24!! As always, WRCT will broadcast a variety of music and public affairs programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Follow the link in this post or click Schedule in the header bar to see when you can tune in to your favorite WRCT programs on 88.3 FM, Pittsburgh, or streaming from this very website!


Who was on Whiskey Before Breakfast?

June 24, 2020 // Interviews, News

WRCT’s Whiskey Before Breakfast often features interviews, live performances, and other special segments with a variety of folk artists. Did you know that since July 2019, those segments have been archived online?

This week, fiddler Vi Wickam joined the program for a fascinating discussion of the new record he and Paul Anastasio just released, Swingin’ at the Savoy. Along the way, his insights ranged from the hilarious to the profound! If you missed the conversation, you can find it posted here.

To hear other special folk music segments with artists local, national, and even international, go to Mandorichard’s Mixcloud page. Or better yet, make sure you are tuned in for Whiskey Before Breakfast every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. on 88.3 FM, Pittsburgh, or streaming from this very website!


Guitarist Punky Meadows in Court on Thursday

June 15, 2020 // Interviews, News

Legendary Angel guitarist and songwriter Punky Meadows will be joining Eric Jackson Lurie on WRCT’s Court’s in Session, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18.

Punky will be talking about Angel, his classic 70’s hard rock band, reuniting this year, the band’s new album Risen, and his approach to classic song writing. Eric says that, “Angel’s new album Risen is my pick so far as the best album of 2020!”

Angel toured with the likes of Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, and Roxy Music. They then went on to become a headlining act before disbanding in 1981. They were “discovered” by Gene Simmons of Kiss. Simmons thought they were so good that he gave an ultimatum to his record label (who also signed Angel) that Kiss would never play on the same stage with them. When Ace Frehley left Kiss, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons offered the spot to Punky Meadows, who infuriated them when he turned them down.

So tune in to Court’s in Session, Thursday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m. for all the excitement! On 88.3 FM, Pittsburgh, and streaming from this very website!


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