Now, over the years, I have listened to several fantastic radio stations in Pittsburgh … and, at one point, whenever I was a student in school, I would listen to at least one of the three public radio stations in our city. When I was young, I would listen to either WQED-FM, which is at 89.3, or WDUQ, which was at 90.5, regularly. I would sometimes listen to WYEP, which is at 91.3, but I never really got into it. WQED-FM plays classical music, WDUQ, which is now WESA, airs programs from NPR and WYEP plays Adult Alternative music.
Whenever I listened to 90.5 years ago, their call letters were WDUQ … and they had their studios on the campus of Duquesne University for many years. These days, their call letters are WESA … and their studios are on Pittsburgh’s South Side. That brings me to the topic of today’s blog post, which is about my 90.5 WESA app. For some reason, I started listening to public radio regularly again, after taking a break from doing so for a few years.
90.5 WESA is one of Pittsburgh’s three NPR stations … and I usually listen to it on my app, which is on my smartphone … and it relaxes me in a big way. I listen to it out of boredom, but, sometimes, I’ll listen to it if I want to be informed. The station has some fantastic programs and some fantastic disc jockeys on there … and they also do hourly newscasts from NPR at one minute after nearly every hour. They also air “BBC World Service” in the overnight hours … and I’ll listen to it on my app whenever I want to fall asleep in the middle of the night.
If you need a way to relax like me, you can download the 90.5 WESA app on your smartphone … and you can use it whenever you want to relax.