Ryan Loew http://wesa.fm en 90.5 WESA Wins Two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards http://wesa.fm/post/905-wesa-wins-two-regional-edward-r-murrow-awards <p>This week, 90.5 WESA was recognized with two regional Edward R. Murrow awards in the large market radio category. The Radio Television Digital News Association, or RTDNA, presents the awards in honor of outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.<br /> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:48:35 +0000 Ryan Loew 28117 at http://wesa.fm 90.5 WESA Wins Two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards Watch: At Opening Day, Pirates Fans Share Expectations For This Season http://wesa.fm/post/watch-opening-day-pirates-fans-share-expectations-season <p>Following their first playoff appearance in more than 20 years, the Pittsburgh Pirates hosted the Chicago Cubs on Opening Day Monday.</p><p>Fans flooded the North Shore for the game, with some stopping to share some thoughts on what they expect from their team this season.</p><p></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="323" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/90588464?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ffffff" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="575"></iframe></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:21:43 +0000 Ryan Loew 26793 at http://wesa.fm Watch: At Opening Day, Pirates Fans Share Expectations For This Season Watch: Pittsburghers Sound Off On One Tough Winter http://wesa.fm/post/watch-pittsburghers-sound-one-tough-winter <p>Harsh winters can be a fact of life here in Pittsburgh. This one was different, though — at least it felt that way.</p><p>Plunging temps. Frozen pipes. Endless snow. Don't forget the cavernous potholes and worrisome reports of dwindling road salt supplies.</p><p>As spring approaches (it's coming, we promise), we recently gave Pittsburghers the chance share their thoughts on these past months of wintry misery:</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:39:38 +0000 Ryan Loew 25982 at http://wesa.fm Watch: Pittsburghers Sound Off On One Tough Winter Watch As Pittsburghers, Including Our Own Paul Guggenheimer, Get a Handle on Curling http://wesa.fm/post/watch-pittsburghers-including-our-own-paul-guggenheimer-get-handle-curling <p>Curling is growing to be one of the most watched sports at the Winter Olympics. Although <a href="http://www.al.com/olympics/index.ssf/2014/02/winter_olympics_2014_dismal_us.html">it may be a little while</a> before Team USA wins a medal, Pittsburgh has a growing curling culture. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:16:50 +0000 Ryan Loew & Heather McClain 24629 at http://wesa.fm Watch As Pittsburghers, Including Our Own Paul Guggenheimer, Get a Handle on Curling An Evening with Diane Rehm http://wesa.fm/post/evening-diane-rehm <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="323" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/79490635?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ffffff" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="575"></iframe></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:58:10 +0000 Ryan Loew 20042 at http://wesa.fm Rubber Duckie, You're the One: Pittsburgh Welcomes Giant Floating Duck http://wesa.fm/post/rubber-duckie-youre-one-pittsburgh-welcomes-giant-floating-duck <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="323" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/75631204?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ffffff" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="574"></iframe></p><p>Scores of Pittsburghers turned out Friday evening to welcome a much-anticipated four-story inflatable duck as it made its U.S. debut.</p> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 06:09:33 +0000 Ryan Loew 17289 at http://wesa.fm Rubber Duckie, You're the One: Pittsburgh Welcomes Giant Floating Duck Photos: What the Liberty Tunnel Closures Look Like From the Inside http://wesa.fm/post/photos-what-liberty-tunnel-closures-look-inside <p>For drivers heading in and out of the South Hills in recent weeks, the daily commute has been trying at times.<br /><br />Construction on the 5,888-foot-long Liberty Tunnel has prompted 24-hour closures of first the outbound side, then the inbound.<br /><br />That's meant detours.<br /><br />And while commuters making their way around the tunnel closures have likely seen workers on the north and south ends of the tunnel restoring concrete facades, much of the work inside the tubes has gone unseen.<br /> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:16:48 +0000 Ryan Loew 15451 at http://wesa.fm Photos: What the Liberty Tunnel Closures Look Like From the Inside Photos: Volunteers Descend on the Andy Warhol Bridge for Yarn Bomb Effort http://wesa.fm/post/photos-volunteers-descend-andy-warhol-bridge-yarn-bomb-effort <p>If a "yarn bomb" can be compared to a foot race, this one was a marathon.<br /><br />Over the weekend scores of volunteers beset the Andy Warhol Bridge in Pittsburgh, affixing hundreds of pre-made, brightly colored yarn panels to the steel span.<br /><br />But it was all months in the making, with hundreds of knitting and crocheting artists from across the region getting involved in the grassroots Knit the Bridge project.<br /><br />Among those hanging panels on the bridge over the weekend was Pam Volz of Mt. Lebanon.<br /> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:40:16 +0000 Ryan Loew 14684 at http://wesa.fm Photos: Volunteers Descend on the Andy Warhol Bridge for Yarn Bomb Effort Andy Warhol Bridge to be Closed Tonight, Through Weekend http://wesa.fm/post/andy-warhol-bridge-be-closed-tonight-through-weekend <p>The Andy Warhol Bridge will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic starting at 6 p.m. Thursday for sidewalk and deck repairs, according to the Allegheny County Department of Public Works. The bridge will remain closed through 6 a.m. on Monday.<br><br>The installation of the <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/giant-yarn-bomb-project-cover-andy-warhol-bridge">Knit the Bridge project</a> is also planned for this weekend. The project is expected to be the largest “yarn bomb” ever in the United States. Installation will begin Saturday morning and be completed by Sunday evening.<br> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:52:29 +0000 Ryan Loew 14510 at http://wesa.fm Storm Update: Some Roads Remain Closed; Dry Weather Forecast for Today http://wesa.fm/post/storm-update-some-roads-remain-closed-dry-weather-forecast-today <p><strong>UPDATE: 12:19 p.m.</strong></p><p>PennDOT is reporting that of state routes closed in Allegheny County, Route 4057 (Locust Street/Roosevelt Road) is closed between Center Avenue in Emsworth Borough and Mt. Nebo Road in Ohio Township.</p><p><strong><center>*************************</center></strong></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:39:50 +0000 Ryan Loew 12924 at http://wesa.fm Photos: Venture Inside Anthrocon, the World's Largest Furry Convention http://wesa.fm/post/photos-venture-inside-anthrocon-worlds-largest-furry-convention <p>Since 2006, furries, or people fascinated with anthropomorphics, have descended on Pittsburgh for Anthrocon. It's billed as the world's largest furry convention, and this year, organizers <a href="http://www.wesa.fm/post/world-s-largest-cartoon-animal-convention-returns-pittsburgh?nopop=1">expected the event</a> to attract more than 5,500 participants.</p><p>"Anthrocon has become so deeply entwined with Pittsburgh itself," said Anthrocon CEO Samuel Conway. "This is a magnificent city, and heck, if they want to keep having us, we'll keep coming back."</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:08:19 +0000 Ryan Loew 12693 at http://wesa.fm Photos: Venture Inside Anthrocon, the World's Largest Furry Convention 5 Things to Know for the Pittsburgh Marathon http://wesa.fm/post/5-things-know-pittsburgh-marathon <p>Some 30,000 runners are expected to hit the streets in the <a href="http://www.pittsburghmarathon.com/">Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon</a> on Sunday. Whether you're a runner, a spectator or just someone who needs to navigate the city this weekend, here's some key things to know:</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 20:43:41 +0000 Ryan Loew 8884 at http://wesa.fm 5 Things to Know for the Pittsburgh Marathon PennDOT: Disabled Tractor Trailer Cleared from Northbound Route 28 http://wesa.fm/post/penndot-disabled-tractor-trailer-cleared-northbound-route-28 <p><strong>Updated post: 1:45 p.m.</strong></p><p>The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is reporting that a disabled tractor trailer blocking traffic on northbound (outbound) Route 28 has been cleared.</p><p><strong>Original post: 11:39 a.m.</strong></p><p>The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is reporting that a tractor trailer is disabled on northbound (outbound) Route 28 in the single lane construction zone.<br><br>Northbound traffic is stopped, according to PennDOT. Drivers are advised to consider alternate routes.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:39:14 +0000 Ryan Loew 7360 at http://wesa.fm Squirrel Hill Tunnel Outbound to Close for Rehab Work this Weekend http://wesa.fm/post/squirrel-hill-tunnel-outbound-close-rehab-work-weekend <p><iframe marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=207928319664578601395.0004cbcdbbcf9bad38019&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=40.437671,-79.899788&amp;spn=0.045729,0.10128&amp;z=13&amp;output=embed" frameborder="0" height="350" scrolling="no" width="575"></iframe></p><p>The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is advising drivers that the outbound Squirrel Hill Tunnel on the Parkway East (I-376 eastbound) in Pittsburgh will be closed this weekend.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:16:34 +0000 Ryan Loew 7355 at http://wesa.fm Squirrel Hill Tunnel Outbound to Close for Rehab Work this Weekend