Pinkney Hall: February Themes

Tune into Pinkney Hall, every Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. In addition to songs from new releases and by artists with shows in Pittsburgh, our February playlists will have the following themes:

February 6 — Acoustic guitars will be the theme on the 6th.

February 13 — Four days until Mardi Gras! (How come it never falls on a Friday?) We’ll help you get in the mood by playing tunes from the Crescent City.

February 20 — Anything goes.

February 27 — We’ll be playing tracks by artists who were born in February.​

If you have any requests, please call 412-621-9728 during the show.

Pinkney Hall: January Themes

In addition to songs by artists with shows in Pittsburgh and songs from new releases, our January playlists will have the following themes:

January 2 – On the first show of 2015, we will play music by folks who  departed this life in 2014.

January 9 - Next weekend will be the Golden Festival in Brooklyn, which features “live Balkan, Roma (‘Gypsy’) music and beyond.” On the 9th, we’ll have our own mini-festival, playing music by bands that will appear this year at the Golden Festival. (See:

January 16 - No show; I’ll be in Brooklyn.

January 23 -  Anything goes!

anuary 30 - Guitar greats.

New Year’s Eve Broadcast with Jay Thurber

Despite popular demand, Pittsburgh’s WRCT-FM (88.3) will again ring out the old year by turning back the clock 40 years.

In a radio tradition that’s now more than a decade old, and which is tolerated by tens of dozens of listeners, WRCT’s resident oldies guru, Jay Thurber, will count down the top tunes of 1974 this Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

The broadcast also will be available online at

The countdown by Kindly Uncle Jay, Your Radio Pal™, who hosts an oldies program on WRCT on Saturday afternoons (, will include 1974-current news reports, commercials and other announcements.

The “number one song of 1974″ — as calculated by Jay from a completely scientific (ha! ha!) formula — will be unveiled just before 12 noon.

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