Kevin Gavin

Essential Pittsburgh
2:31 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Your Favorite Holiday Tunes by Request

Credit 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.

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Essential Pittsburgh
3:41 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

A Community Forum on the Education Achievement Gap

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.

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Essential Pittsburgh
9:34 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Hedrick Smith: Who Stole the American Dream?

Journalist, Hedrick Smith examines how historic policy changes have impacted the American middle class.
Credit 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.