Mandolin Extravaganza!

Shortly after 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, Charley Rappaport, director of the Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra, will stop by WRCT’s Whiskey Before Breakfast to preview the PMO’s May 4 concert and to talk about how mandolin family instruments are used all across the musical spectrum.

You’ll enjoy Charley’s comments on selections from the PMO’s recordings and hear music from some of Charley’s and Mandorichard’s favorite mandolinists.

Tune in to WRCT from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday. All here on on 88.3 FM, Pittsburgh, and streaming from this very website.

Glands Of External Secretion live on WRCT’s Radio Free Radio

Glands of External Secretion will be kicking off their 2019 tour, live on WRCT’s Radio Free Radio!

Tune in Saturday, April 13, at 6:00 p.m. to hear a brassy frolic of non-music from Barbara Manning–guitar, vocals and  Seymour Glass–voltages, audibles, vocals. Tweaked, pinched, a varispeed duo spinning off-axis. First time in Pittsburgh, absolutely not to be missed.

You absolutely must tune in, hear it, feel it, drop it, dust it off, then pick it back up.  Terrestrially available via local airwaves at 88.3 FM; live streaming from this very website,, or from TuneIn Radio.

Kosmo Vinyl: Thursday & Friday on WRCT

Two WRCT shows are proud to host Kosmo Vinyl as he stops by Pittsburgh to celebrate his upcoming art opening at the Irma Freeman Center in Garfield (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story).
Kosmo Vinyl was an early employee at Stiff Records in the UK in the 1970s and was associated with acts like Ian Dury & The Blockheads, The Jam, and The Clash (as their manager).
His website explains his move to a career in the graphic arts:

Since the 90’s, Vinyl has developed into both an artist and a “cultural curator”. Focused primarily on life with his wife and two sons, he began producing works of art in what little downtime he had as a stay-at-home father. At first he made one-of-a-kind postcards, mailing them to friends around the world; then he started painting, eventually combining the two.

Thursday April 4, Kosmo Vinyl will join Eric Jackson Lurie during the 8:00 p.m. hour; and the next day, Friday April 5, he will join Zombo during the noon hour.
Tune in for both or either of these conversations, only on WRCT, 88.3 FM in Pittsburgh, and streaming from this very website!

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