VuHaus Brand Manager Mike Henry described WYEP as a “heritage noncommercial music station.” Among other programming, the station features shows that showcase blues, soul, R&B, folk, bluegrass, electronica and other genres.
According to the press release, WYEP will now share local music video content on VuHaus’ Pittsburgh page.
“WYEP is making a significant commitment to using digital channels to connect with our audience,” WYEP General Manager Abby Goldstein said in the announcement. “We’re thrilled to work with VuHaus, its content and the partner stations as a critical piece of that work. The intimate Live & Direct sessions we host in our studio offer a unique viewpoint into the creative process for emerging and established artists alike. In addition to national acts like Old 97’s, Valerie June and Gogol Bordello, we’ll be able to showcase some of Pittsburgh’s best talent such as The Commonheart, Punchline and Townsppl.”
The VuHaus network also includes WFUV in New York; KCRW in Los Angeles; KXT in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas; WXPN in Philadelphia; KEXP in Seattle; KDHX in St. Louis, opbmusic in Portland; KUTX in Austin Texas; KTBG The Bridge in Kansas City; Mountain Stage in West Virginia; WGBH in Boston; Houston Public Media; WMOT in Nashville, Tenn.; 88Nine Radio Milwaukee in Milwaukee; Colorado’s KSUT, KVNF, KSJD, KRCC, KRFC and The Colorado Sound; Vocalo Radio in Chicago; NV89 in Reno; and WMNF in Tampa, Fla.
VuHaus received initial funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and is operated by founding partner and national nonprofit Public Media Company.