Kevin Gavin

Your Favorite Holiday Tunes by Request

Dec 19, 2014
Heather McClain / 90.5 WESA

For over thirty years WESA director of internships Kevin Gavin has hosted his All-Request Holiday Music Special. Kevin joins us for a preview of this year's special as well as a look back at Christmases past.

Gavin explains that he first got started airing holiday music in Pittsburgh 38 years ago, when WESA (then WDUQ) general manager Ken Duffy noticed a lack of Christmas music on the airwaves in Pittsburgh. Duffy asked Gavin to play whatever holiday music he could find, and Gavin dug up some holiday record albums and became an impromptu disc jockey.

On October 29 as part of our Life of Learning Initiative, 90.5 WESA will host a community forum featuring a panel of experts to address the problem of Pittsburgh’s educational achievement gap.

Kevin Gavin is the Executive Producer for Special News Projects and says much of the forum will be devoted to exploring contributing factors to the gap.

Hedrick Smith

  Hedrick Smith is the Pulitzer Prize winning former reporter with the NY Times, Emmy Award winning reporter/producer for PBS’s Frontline. In his new book Who Stole the American Dream, the author talks with 90.5 WESA reporter Kevin Gavin about how the dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas.