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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Greg Weston sits behind the broadcast desk at the WPTS studio in the William Pitt Union.

Greg Weston celebrates 20 years at WPTS Radio during winter marathon

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor February 19, 2024

Greg Weston first stepped into WPTS Radio on the fourth floor of the William Pitt Union on Feb. 16, 2004. Two decades have passed since then, but Weston said the staff of WPTS still embodies the same artistic...

Simon Sweeney of Histrionic plays at the WPTS Valentine’s Day Showcase on Friday night in Nordy’s Place.

WPTS spreads the love at Nordy’s for Valentine’s Day showcase

By Daniella Levick, Staff Writer February 11, 2024

WPTS Radio’s Valentine’s Dance Showcase brought Pittsburgh’s local music scene to Nordy’s Place last Friday night. The showcase, which was free and open to the public, featured original music by...

A “WPTS” sign in the WPTS Radio studio.

‘People are still tuning in’: WPTS cultural marathon wins worldwide Spirit of College Radio award

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer January 11, 2024

The cultural marathon — 10 hours of uninterrupted programming on Oct. 6, with music and content from cultures across the globe — won Pitt’s WPTS Radio the Spirit of College Radio award for the second...

Moontown, one of Pitt’s student groups, performs during the WPTS Snowed-In Showcase on Friday in Nordy’s Place.

WPTS Radio hosts Snowed-In Showcase featuring Pittsburgh acts Rainclashh, Moontown and James Castle

By Quinn Cilea, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

WPTS Radio outreach assistant station manager Andrew Klepeis said the station’s relationship with local artists helps bring local Pittsburgh music to campus. “We have like a pretty big repertoire...

Olivia Ivatts, junior sociology major and assistant station manager, left, and Elizabeth Sidelnikov, junior engineering major and student engineer, at WPTS Radio during the 24-hour winter marathon from Friday to Saturday.

Inside WPTS Radio’s 24-hour broadcast

By Patrick Swain, Staff Writer February 28, 2022
WPTS Radio, Pitt’s student-operated radio station, broadcasts from the William Pitt Union and transmits from the top of the Cathedral of Learning. The staff hunkers down each year to broadcast for 24 hours for their annual winter marathon.
The Panther Report | Pittsburgh Bridges

The Panther Report | Pittsburgh Bridges

By Jon Moss and Neena Hagen February 20, 2022
In collaboration with WPTS, The Pitt News presents The Panther Report podcast. In this episode, Jon Moss and Neena Hagen discuss the Charles Anderson and Fern Hollow bridges with WPTS news director Sam Bliss.
Zachary Fields, left, and Edie Fields, co-hosts of South x South Oakland, sit in the WPTS radio station.

WPTS Radio curates a welcoming environment at Pitt

By Arianna Rios, For The Pitt News February 17, 2022
WPTS is Pitt’s on-campus radio station founded in 1984, and is considered an “all hands on deck” student-run organization by the station’s managers. Students and community members can tune in to the station at 92.1 FM or on iHeartRadio.

VIDEO: PITT vs. CLEMSON: Men’s ACC Basketball (w/ Broadcast Audio)

February 18, 2020

Watch the highlights of the Pitt Panthers men's basketball team as they host the Clemson Tigers at the Petersen Events Center (with an accompanying audio broadcast). Final score: 72-52 Clemson. Wednesday,...

Clara Kent performing at Pitt Tonight on April 2.

Pittsburgh music scene: The FYI on DIY

By Maggie Young, Senior Staff Writer June 30, 2019
For those interested in pursuing a career in the music industry, Pittsburgh is a pretty good place to start.
Lila Ramani from the Pittsburgh-based band Crumb performs at Saturday’s Bigelow Bash (Photo by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)

Students shimmy on Schenley at annual bash

By Zane Crowell | Staff Writer April 16, 2018

Thousands crowded Schenley Drive on 2018’s hottest day yet to partake in food truck specialties and play lawn games — accompanied by a bass-heavy DJ set. Bigelow Bash — a one-day musical festival...

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