Elizabeth Baisley

Director of Marketing

Elizabeth Baisley is Marketing Director for 90.5 WESA and 91.3 WYEP. A seasoned executive with extensive experience leading marketing and communications functions in both commercial and nonprofit sectors,  she has directed marketing and communications at Houston Grand Opera and managed U.S. marketing for the Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and Phillips labels at Universal Classics. Previously, she was assistant producer of the Emmy Award-winning PBS series, Live from Lincoln Center. 

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Longtime media executive Terry O’Reilly has been named president and CEO of Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation, owner of the FM radio stations 91.3 WYEP and 90.5 WESA. A veteran of commercial, entrepreneurial and public media, he will join PCBC on August 1, 2016.  

Tune in to 90.5 WESA for special programs throughout the holiday season.

Thursday 11/26

9 AM:  Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food & Gratitude

Christopher Kimball, founder, editor, and publisher of Cook's Illustrated Magazine, and host of public television's most-watched cooking show, America's Test Kitchen. He'll take us to his Vermont farm for a New England Thanksgiving, and talk about the experiences for which he's most grateful. Also, Patrick Stewart reads autumn poems...

The public is invited to join 90.5 WESA and Essential Pittsburgh on July 15 for a community forum on our city and the Americans with Disabilities Act. How far have we come, and what remains to be done? As technology progresses, how should policy evolve?

The forum will be hosted by Paul Guggenheimer. Panelists include:

  • Paul O Hanlon – Disability rights attorney, member of the City-County Task Force on Disabilities. 
  • Mary Hartley – Lead Consultant, Policy and Advocacy for the United Way of Allegheny County’s ‘21 and Able’ effort to streamline service systems for young people with disabilities looking for employment.
  • Gabriel McMorland – co-organizer of the Pittsburgh Accessibility Meetup, a group hosting monthly events about creating an accessible world. 
  • Josie Badger – Youth Director for the Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership (PEAL) Center helping parents of children with disabilities to assist other parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs.

Registration is closed for this event. The forum will  be broadcast live on 90.5 WESA starting at 7 p.m. July 15. Thank you!

What can schools do to engage students and keep them interested in learning? Join a panel of area high school students on April 28 as they discuss what has been successful and what hasn’t worked in their education, as well as their ideas for best practices.

How can teachers relay the real-world relevance of the material they are teaching? How can schools assess what students are learning? What is an ideal school climate and how do we get there? This forum will give students both on the panel and in the audience a chance to voice their ideas for future students.    

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so please pre-register to reserve a spot.

Panelists include Senque Little-Poole (Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy Senior), Alleah Rose (Pittsburgh Obama Academy Junior), Alex Popichak (Carlynton High School Senior), Jordyn Adams (Penn Hills High School Junior) and Amma Ababio (Pittsburgh Allderdice High School Senior). 

 

Beginning Friday, March 20, 2015 at 7 a.m. through Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Noon, everyone who donates to 90.5 WESA at wesa.fm/donate will be entered to win a pair of tickets for an evening with New Yorker cartoonist and author Roz Chast, presented by Family Hospice and Palliative Care on April 23, 2015 at Rodef Shalom in Oakland. Three winners will be chosen and notified early next week.

Renowned New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast is now a New York Times best-selling author; her book, "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?", has been on the best-seller list for more than 40 weeks and is a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award, the inaugural winner of the Kirkus Prize for non-fiction, and winner of the National Book Critics Circle award for Best Autobiography. Making a rare Pittsburgh appearance, Ms. Chast will discuss her graphic memoir, which recounts her experiences with her aging parents through a multi-media presentation colored with cartoons, sketches, photos and sharp wit.

To be entered to win tickets, make your donation by Noon on Saturday, March 21. Already a donor, or not ready to donate? You can still enter to win by using this form.

What: 90.5 WESA’s Life of Learning Forum: Ending the School to Prison Pipeline

When: Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, 7 p.m. (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)

Where: 90.5 WESA, Community Broadcast Center, 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh PA 15203

Registration for this event has closed. The forum will be recorded for future broadcast.

Mayor's Night On-Air: A Forum on Community/Police Relations

Mayor Bill Peduto, Acting Police Chief Cameron McLay, former police officer Sheldon Williams and Brandi Fisher, president of Alliance for Police Accountability, will be panelists for a special live broadcast community forum hosted by Essential Pittsburgh's Paul Guggenheimer.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Community Broadcast Center, 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (South Side)

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, National Public Radio's Peabody Award-winning quiz show, is coming to Pittsburgh's Benedum Center on Thursday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. Unfortunately, tickets are now SOLD OUT.

90.5 WESA will have a special airing of this Pittsburgh edition in its entirety on Sunday, October 19th at 4pm.

Essential Pittsburgh won first place in the broadcast/radio/public affairs category at the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation’s Robert L. Vann Awards of Excellence for its program, “The Black Middle Class Experience in Pittsburgh.”

The judges commented: “What really made this piece work was hearing all of the different voices of how economics and social issues were at play in the lives of the black middle class in Pittsburgh.”