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!


A message from the WRCT’s Executive Board

June 7, 2020 // News

We want to express solidarity with all those fighting injustice in Pittsburgh and everywhere across the country. The killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the violence enacted against the protestors this past week are clear and painful reminders of the systemic racism that still exists in our country. WRCT would like to extend our support to the Black community and those fighting to bring justice to victims of police brutality and oppression. We encourage our listeners to donate to local bail and Black business relief funds as many of our members and DJs have.

Some local Pittsburgh organizations and collectives you can support include the following:

  • 1hood
  • Boom Concepts
  • True T PGH
  • August Wilson Cultural Center
  • Pittsburgh Mutual Aid
  • Sisters PGH
  • Afro American Music Institute.

Some local Black-owned restaurants open for takeout and delivery*:

  • Carmi Soul Food
  • Casa Brasil
  • Wings & a Prayer
  • Cakery Square
  • Brrat’s Deli
  • Kevin’s Deli
  • Cornbread
  • Island Spice Restaurant
  • Pauline’s Caribbean Soul Cuisine
  • Aunt Cheryl’s Cafe.
  •  * All are open for takeout and delivery. Some may be open for socially distanced dining.

Pittsburgh bail funds you can donate to:

  • Bukit Bail Fund
  • Pgh Freedom Fund.


Buffalo Rose on WRCT! June 10

June 2, 2020 // Interviews, News

Pittsburgh-based Buffalo Rose released a new EP on May 29. We are thrilled that band members Bryce Rabideau and Shane McLaughlin will introduce the new release, Borrowed and Blue: Live around one microphone, to our listeners on WRCT’s Whiskey Before Breakfast on Wednesday June 3, at about 11:10 a.m.

Buffalo Rose have been part of the Pittsburgh music scene for the past four to five years, and, with this EP, they are starting to garner some well-deserved national attention. New adventures in acoustic music!

Tune in to hear some great music and learn about this energetic — and friendly — band! All part of the fun on WRCT’s Whiskey Before Breakfast, Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on 88.3 FM and streaming from this very website.

(If you miss Shane and Bryce’s interview, it will be posted at MandoRichard’s Mixcloud page Wednesday afternoon.)


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