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WQED-FM 89.3
City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Pittsburgh metropolitan area
Frequency 89.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Repeater(s) See § Simulcast
First air date January 25, 1973
Format Analog/HD1: Classical
HD2: Classical ("Pittsburgh Concert Channel")
ERP 28,000 watts (analog)
1,120 watts (digital)[1]
HAAT 199 meters (653 ft)
Class B
Facility ID 54002
Owner WQED Multimedia
Sister stations WQED (TV)
Webcast Listen Live
Website wqed.org/fm/

WQED's HD Radio channels on a SPARC Radio with PSD.

WQED-FM (89.3 FM) is a non-commercial, public FM radio station licensed to serve Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The station is owned by WQED Multimedia, and broadcasts a classical format. It is a sister station to the area's PBS member station, WQED (TV). Both stations broadcast from a shared tower located on the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh at (40°26′46.0″N 79°57′50.0″W / 40.446111°N 79.963889°W / 40.446111; -79.963889 (Pittsburgh)).[2][3] WQED-FM is a member station of National Public Radio and an affiliate of Public Radio International.

WQED-FM annually produces a 26-week series of Pittsburgh Symphony broadcasts for distribution via Public Radio International.

WQED-FM uses HD Radio, and broadcasts archived concert performances by local performance groups on its HD2 subchannel.[4]


The station began broadcasting on January 25, 1973[5] and began using HD Radio in January, 2006. HD2 programming began in 2012.[4]


One full power station simulcasts the programming of WQED-FM:

Call sign Frequency City of license Facility ID ERP
m (ft)
Class Transmitter coordinates
WQEJ 89.7 FM Johnstown, Pennsylvania 54003 8,400 361 m (1,184 ft) B 40°22′17.0″N 78°58′56.0″W / 40.371389°N 78.982222°W / 40.371389; -78.982222 (WQEJ) (NAD27)


  1. ^ "FCC 335-FM Digital Notification [WQED]". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. June 29, 2012. Retrieved 2017-04-27. 
  2. ^ "FM Query Results for WQED-FM". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2017-04-27. 
  3. ^ "TV Query Results for WQED-TV". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2017-04-27. 
  4. ^ a b "History [WQED]". wqed.org. Retrieved 2017-04-27. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-29. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 

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Coordinates: 40°26′46″N 79°57′50″W / 40.4462°N 79.9639°W / 40.4462; -79.9639