The Faces of 90.5 WESA
90.5 WESA is Pittsburgh's NPR News Station.
Our mission is to work for the public to inform people in ways that engage and inspire them to create dialog about community issues and stories.
As southwestern Pennsylvania’s only independent public radio news and information station, we give voice to provocative ideas that foster a vibrant, informed, diverse and caring community.
90.5 WESA can be heard on 90.5 FM in Pittsburgh, PA; 92.3 FM in New Baltimore; 100.5 FM in Johnstown, and 104.1 FM in Ligonier and Somerset.
The legal name of 90.5 WESA is Essential Public Media, Inc., an independent and innovative listener-supported public media organization. Essential Public Media, Inc. is a 501-c3 non-profit and a local, wholly-owned subsidiary of independent public radio station WYEP-FM/Pittsburgh Community Broadcast Corp.
Our address is:
67 Bedford Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Essential Pittsburgh: 412.315.6777
Code of Ethics and Editorial Guidelines here.
Corrections and Clarifications Policy here.
Contest Rules & Regulations here.
Information on Corporate Sponsorship here.
Become a 90.5 WESA Member here.
More about our people here.
90.5 WESA Board of Directors:
President & Treasurer
Past Board Members
All meetings of the 90.5 WESA Board of Directors including their committees, during which official 90.5 WESA business is being conducted, will be open to the public preceded by a reasonable notice to the public at least three days in advance, except in the event of an emergency.
All meetings will be held at our offices and studios at 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh PA 15203.
Portions of the meetings or entire meetings may be closed to consider matters relating to individual employees, proprietary information, litigation and other matters requiring confidential advice of counsel, commercial or financial information obtained from a person on a privileged or confidential basis, or the purchase of property or services whenever premature exposure of such purchase would compromise the business interests of 90.5 WESA.
WESA 2014 BOARD MEETINGS
Meetings will begin at 4:00 p.m.
• TUE, FEB 25
• TUE, APR 29
• TUE, JUN 24
• TUE, AUG 26
• TUE, OCT 28
• TUE, DEC 16
Community Advisory Committees
Jane Werner, Executive Director, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Mary Frances Cooper, President & Director, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Jeremy Resnick, Co-Founder, Propel Charter Schools
Mayada Mansour, Program Director, A+ Schools
Carol Wolfe, Director of Education, Gateway to the Arts
Patricia Barbas, literacy specialist, Pittsburgh Public Schools
Ken Smythe-Leistico, Assistant Director, Office of Child Development, University of Pittsburgh
Florri Ladov, Executive Director, Reading is FUNdamental
Carol Barone-Martin, Executive Director, Early Childhood Education, Pittsburgh Public Schools
Rosanne Javorsky, Assistant Executive Director, Allegheny Intermediate Unit
John Denny, Principal, Denny Civic Solutions
Rev. Don B. Green, Executive Director of Christian Associates of Southwest PA
Bruce Kraus, Pittsburgh City Councilman
Kristen Link, Director of Education & Accessibility at City Theatre
Chris Whitlatch, Mgr of Marketing & Communications at The Pittsburgh Foundation
BJ Leber, 90.5 WESA Board Member & President and CEO of the Western Pennsylvania Hospital Foundation and Vice President of Fund Development for the West Penn Allegheny Health System
Essential Public Media, Inc Reports
Essential Public Media, Inc EEO Report 2014
Essential Public Media, Inc 990 2013
Essential Public Media, Inc Audited 2013 Financials
Essential Public Media, Inc Local Content & Services Report FY2013