Folk DJ Ken Batista Joins WRCT

Internationally known folk music host Ken Batista will be joining WRCT, 88.3 FM Pittsburgh, beginning on Sunday November 19. His new show, All Things Folk, will feature the contemporary and classic folk music that he has shared with listeners in Western Pennsylvania  for over 30 years.

All Things Folk will air Sundays from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on WRCT, 88.3 FM Pittsburgh, and stream from

“Ken Batista has been an integral part of Pittsburgh’s folk music scene for decades, said Lisa Alexander, marketing director for Pittsburgh’s Calliope House. “Ken’s relationships in the folk community extend well beyond our city.”

“In his decades as a volunteer radio host, Ken Batista has played the best of traditional and contemporary folk music for Western Pennsylvania radio listeners, enriching our Sundays with songs and singers we’d never known before,” added guitarist Phil Smith – a Calliope board member. “As he joins WRCT, we should all rejoice that we’ll again learn from this master curator of recorded music.”

You can catch Ken’s new show, All Things Folk, Sundays at 2pm on WRCT, 88.3 FM Pittsburgh or streaming from this very website!

ANATOMY OF THE EAR: November 10 – 12

WRCT proudly presents Anatomy of the Ear this Friday through Sunday November 10 – 12! This year’s schedule is packed with a variety of music you don’t want to miss!

During our Anatomy of the Ear celebration, 57 WRCT hosts will take turns spinning tracks from some of their favorite music genres; each hour will feature a different musical genre!

So, tune in to 88.3 FM from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. Friday through Sunday (early Monday) for hour-long musical blocks of the genres you love mixed with ones you never knew you were missing: From Space Shanties and Vintage Cumbias to Jersey Club and Egg Punk! Tune in as our DJs come together to showcase the unique variety that WRCT has to offer. What new genres will you discover?

Thanks very much to Spirit (Friday), and Sidecar (Saturday) and Millie’s (Sunday) for underwriting this year’s Anatomy of the Ear!

Don’t miss it! All happening November 10 -12 (well, into the wee hours of the 13th, too!) on 88.3 FM, Pittsburgh, or streaming from this very website!

Anatomy of the Ear Schedule

Friday, November 10
11:00 AMEastern Bloc Big-Beat
NoonWitch Pop
1:00 PMFourth World
2:00 PMSteampunk
3:00 PMSpace Shanties
4:00 PM70s Classic Rock
5:00 PMLo-fi Indie
6:00 PMk-indie
7:00 PMArabic Indie
8:00 PMYearncore
9:00 PMOrgancore
10:00 PMSlowgaze
11:00 PMShoehop
Saturday, November 11
Midnight90s RnB
1:00 AMRhumba
2:00 AMLatin Pop
3:00 AMBig Band
11:00 AMVintage Cumbias
1:00 PMBubblegrunge
2:00 PMDream Pop
3:00 PMRoots Gospel
4:00 PMFlamenco Fusion
5:00 PMAmapiano
6:00 PMDrill Techno
7:00 PMElectro
8:00 PMJazz House
9:00 PMSambass
10:00 PMHard Drum
11:00 PMJersey Club
Sunday, November 12
1:00 AM90s Trance
2:00 AMIndustrial Techno
3:00 AMFreestyle
11:00 AMPsychedelic
1:00 PMNeo Shibuya-Kei
2:00 PMHardgroove
3:00 PMJukebox Songs
4:00 PMTwee Pop
5:00 PMElectroacoustic
6:00 PMSoul/Disco Covers
7:00 PMHeavy Indie Rock
8:00 PMEgg Punk
9:00 PMyé-yé
10:00 PMArt Rock
11:00 PMCalifornia Hardcore
Monday, November 13
1:00 AMmusique concrète
2:00 AMUtopian Scholastic
3:00 AMBreakbeat Hardcore

Southern Rock Royalty To Testify in Court

Shortly after 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 9, Henry Paul and guitarist Billy Crain of The Outlaws will join your rockin’ attorney, Eric Jackson Lurie, to talk about all things Outlaw and the band’s appearance with the Atlanta Rhythm Section Friday, November 10 at the Palace Theater in Greensburg. A lucky listener can win a pair of tickets to that show during this exciting episode of WRCT’s Court’s In Session!

With classic hits like “Green Grass and High Tides Forever,” “Gray Ghost,” “There Goes Another Love Song,” and their remake of “Ghost Riders in the Sky,” The Outlaws are one of the last southern rock supergroups still touring.

Tune in to WRCT Thursday November 9 at 8:00 p.m. to catch the excitement and for a chance to win a pair of tickets to The Outlaws/Atlanta Rhythm Section show! Only on WRCT 88.3 FM, Pittsburgh, or streaming from this very website!

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