Tammy Terwelp

Director of Content & Programming

Tammy is the Director of Content & Programming for 90.5 WESA. She came to WESA in June of 2011 after a long career at WBEZ Chicago. She has also worked in public television programming at Wisconsin Public Broadcasting, Lehigh Valley PBS (Bethlehem, PA), and WTTW Chicago.

She has a Bachelor's Degree in Radio/TV/Film from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and resides in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Pittsburgh.


PGH Podcast
4:50 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Writing on the Floor

Credit WTOF

The inaugural non-90.5 WESA cool podcast comes from Pittsburgher, Zach Simons. Zach produces Writing on the Floor, self-described as "... a show dedicated exploring anyone who is doing anything interesting or creative in life. We want to showcase people who are worth talking to… people who are trying to make the world better on some way."

Zach has a regular-person job but he truly has a public radio soul. He works late at night in a closet for free and strikes me as a Cheetos guy. He scores interviews with creative and influential people in our city and gets them talking.

Recent guests include the Mayor, WQED's Deb Acklin, Tedx Grandview supernova, Kacey Wherley and Dr. Matt Lamanna, Paleontologist and Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at The Carnegie Museum.  See?  I told you Zach was pub radio. 

He also does a lot of amazing things with Arcade Comedy Theatre - recording their shows, doing his podcast from the stage.  It really is cool. Check it out here.

This podcast was recommended by Twitter user @dantregembo.  Have a suggestion?  Hit me up @wesatammy.

90.5 WESA PGH Pocast
4:30 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Social Club

The first suggested cool podcast is our newest, Social Club.  Well, not exactly new - Rachel and Josh have done this before but only on-air.  Josh is our own Morning Edition host, Josh Raulerson and Rachel Carlson is the muscle behind the Pittsburgh Yelp arm. They do a great job of culling through events and trends so you don't have to.

Now you can automatically get the skinny on what to do each weekend in and around Pittsburgh by subscribing to this podcast here. 

Sample it here.

mmmm... Mac-n-Cheese
12:12 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Social Club for the Weekend of May 30th

They're back! 90.5 WESA's Josh and Yelp's Rachel are back to give you the weekly skinny of happenings in Pittsburgh. This week learn how to swap clothing with strangers and friends and gorge on gourmet Mac-N-Cheese.

6:26 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Enter Today to Win the Experience Chautauqua Package

A lecture at the Chautauqua Institution
Credit Chautauqua Institution

Beginning today at 8am through Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 1 pm everyone who donates at wesa.fm/donate will automatically be entered to win the Experience Chautauqua package.

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Public Forum
1:55 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Life of Learning Public Forum: What Should Pittsburgh's Future Education System Look Like?

A member of the public asks a previous panel a question.

Join us for a 90.5 WESA Life of Learning community forum on the evolution of learning in Pittsburgh. Come and ask questions and help us help the community grow.

It will be held on Tuesday, March 18th at the Community Broadcast Center on the South Side at 67 Bedford Square.  Doors open at 6:30 and the forum begins at 7. Among the topics posed, we'll explore:

•   What are the roles of teachers, parents, support organizations in helping to build that system?

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Enter now!
7:08 am
Thu February 6, 2014

90.5 WESA Giveaway-Experience Pittsburgh

When you give now you will be automatically entered to win our Experience Pittsburgh Package - a night for two on the town including a $50 gift certificate for dinner at Braddock’s American Brasserie, a weekend night’s stay at The Renaissance Hotel, and a $150 gift certificate for the tickets purchased through Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Become a member today and get entered by calling 412-697-2955 or give here.

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Holiday Specials
12:40 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

2013 Holiday Programming on 90.5 WESA

90.5 is happy to offer you the best in public radio programming this holiday season.

Essential Pittsburgh brings you year-end Pittsburgh specials on December 23rd,  26th,  27th,  30th, and 31st.  Tune in for the best of 2013 sports, music, public radio personalities and more.

Tuesday, December 24th

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Nelson Mandella
7:05 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela: 1918-2013

Nelson Mandela, who was born in a country that viewed him as a second-class citizen, died Thursday as one of the most respected statesmen in the world.  

We bring you an hour-long NPR Special Thursday night at 8pm.

Read more about his life and death from NPR here and from the BBC here.

Special Programming
12:30 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

'No Shows' and Special Programming

Essential Pittsburgh Special: 7M Students are Chronic "No Shows"

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NEW programs and schedule update
11:37 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Program Updates for August

Starting Friday, August 2, late night listening just got hipper.  

We are excited to bring The Retro Cocktail Hour here from Kansas Public Radio airing 12 a.m. - 2 a.m.  Space-age jazz and groovy '50s cocktail music perfect to keep your dinner guests entertained until the wee hours. This is part of our After Hours Friday line up. 

Stop your podcasting! The Ted Radio Hour will be on 90.5 WESA! 

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Fountain on!
10:23 am
Sat June 8, 2013

Photos: Point State Park Fountain Flow Back in the Pittsburgh Skyline

The Point State Park fountain on at last on Friday, June 7th.
Reid Carter/90.5 WESA

90.5 WESA Programming intern Reid Carter ventured down to Point State Park Friday evening to catch some photos of the official re-launch of the iconic fountain.

90.5 WESA Spring Member Campaign
6:41 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Donate Now and Grow With Us!

 Its our Spring Member Campaign and we are inviting you to grow with us!

Everyone who donates today will receive our custom seed packet - a blend of basil, parsley, oregano and chives - in addition to any thank you gifts you choose.

Its your support that keeps 90.5 WESA strong.  Thanks for your membership.

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