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WYEP-FM
WYEP logo.png
City of license Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Branding 91.3 WYEP
Slogan "Where the music matters"
Frequency 91.3 (MHz)
First air date April 30, 1974
Format Adult Album Alternative
ERP 18,000 watts
HAAT 116 meters
Class B1
Owner Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corp.
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://www.wyep.org

WYEP-FM is a non-commercial, community-supported radio station that specializes in eclectic music and programming. The station, which is run by the Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation, operates on 91.3 MHz with an ERP of 18 kW, and is licensed to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

History

WYEP-FM, which has always been independently run, began broadcasting in 1974, on the 91.5 frequency. The station was located in the South Oakland area of Pittsburgh in a former police horse stable. In 1982, WYEP-FM moved to 91.3 and upgraded their signal to 18 kW. Transmission facilities were moved from atop the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh campus to a tower above the Monongahela River near Hazelwood. In 1987, the station reorganized and relocated their broadcast facility to the campus of Chatham University in Pittsburgh's East End. In 1994 the station moved to Birmingham Place on the South Side of Pittsburgh. In early 2006, the station began broadcasting from the new WYEP Community Broadcast Center, located in the Bedford Square section of Pittsburgh's South Side. In September 2006, the WYEP Community Broadcast Center received a LEED-NC Silver rating, making it environmentally friendly and "the first green station in the nation" [1].

Many adult-alternative listeners support WYEP which enables the station to prosper while much of the broadcast radio industry struggles against changes in the music and media worlds.

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