Beginning 1/1, Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corp.’s AAA WYEP-FM will kick off its 40th anniversary celebration. To begin the year-long celebration, the station will host a WYEP Open House on 1/25 from 10am – 2pm where listeners will be encouraged to share memorabilia and stories about WYEP’s 40 years on the air.
The kickoff will also reveal a new identity created by strategic branding and marketing firm BD&E. The new logo takes the station’s iconic ‘dancer man’ and tips him in celebration of the station’s long-standing position in the Pittsburgh market.
The station’s anniversary celebration will be marked by a variety of events including a special WYEP 40th Anniversary concert by Sharon Jones and the Dapp Kings 4/13 at the Byham, an expanded Summer Music Festival 6/28 at
Schenley Plaza, a gala celebration, as well as a 1974 flashback broadcast to take place on the station’s actual anniversary date. In addition, the station will begin broadcasting time capsules highlighting former hosts, stories and music celebrating 40 years of great music in Pittsburgh.
91.3fm WYEP, a nationally-recognized Triple A public radio station and leading Pittsburgh arts organization, signed on as 91.5fm from its studios in the basement of 4 Cable Place in South Oakland on April 30, 1974. Since then, the station has grown audience and member support and most recently completed a successful capital campaign to build its new home at 67 Bedford Square in Pittsburgh’s historic South Side.