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. 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 Broadcasting Corporation.
Answers to Questions
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.
Comment on our news & programming here.
More about our people here.
How to Contact Us
Our address is
67 Bedford Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Business hours are Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Essential Pittsburgh: 412.246-2002 during 12pm-1pm M-F to participate in the show LIVE.
Frequently Used Email Addresses
Comments, Questions: email@example.com
Please note that due to the volume of emails, it may take more than a week for a response. Please call the main number at 412.381.9131 if your concern is urgent.
Essential Pittsburgh: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interim General Manager, Marco Cardamone: email@example.com
Interim News Director, Deanna Garcia: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Internships/Training, Kevin Gavin: email@example.com
Director of Major Giving, Kathleen Iducovich: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Corporate Support, Dorothy Frank: email@example.com
Director of Marketing, Elizabeth Baisley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Development, Nancy Wood: email@example.com
Membership Manger, Carly McCoy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Development/Membership Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator, Laurie Harris: email@example.com
Director of Finance & HR, Sarah Wemple: firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Directors
Effective January 1, 2016 Essential Public Media, Inc. (dba WESA 90.5fm) merged into its parent company, Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation (dba WYEP 91.3fm). As part of the merger agreement, the boards of both organizations were combined. Information on board members and board and committee meetings and times can be found at http://www.wyep.org/board-of-directors
All meetings of the Board of Directors including their committees, during which official business is being conducted, will be open to the public. Unless posted otherwise, meetings will be held at our offices and studios at 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh PA 15203. Changes to the meeting dates or times will be posted to the website with as much advance notice as possible; please contact Sarah Wemple at 412.697.2923 to confirm meeting dates and times or to get more information.
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 Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation.
Community Advisory Committees
Life of Learning
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
90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference
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
B.J. Leber, 90.5 WESA Board Member & President & CEO ADAGIO HEALTH, INC.
90.5 WESA Financial and Other Reports including annual 990, audited financial statements, Local Content & Services Report and EEO Report.
Copies of our Annual Financial Reports filed with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting may be obtained by contacting Sarah Wemple, our Director of Finance, at email@example.com.