90.5 WESA Special Programming

From time to time we will offer special coverage from NPR, holiday shows, themed blocks, Essential Pittsburgh specials or extra local coverage in place of regular programming. Check here to see what's changed in the schedule.

Effective July 1, 90.5 WESA's weekend and evening lineups are changing. Our updated schedule includes some time changes as well as additional broadcasts of listener favorites. View our schedule.

Here are some highlights of the changes:

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...

Illustrative (Creative Commons)

It's hard to believe it is "back to school" time already. Essential Pittsburgh will be taking Fridays off now through Sept. 4 to spend some time in their classroom working on the fall season. Please enjoy these education-themed specials or catch up on episodes of Essential Pittsburgh you may have missed here.