WQED-FM 89.3
Broadcast areaPittsburgh metropolitan area
Frequency89.3 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingClassical WQED-FM 89.3
SubchannelsHD1: WQED-FM analog
HD2: Classical "Pittsburgh Concert Channel"
HD3: Classical "Q The Music"
OwnerWQED Multimedia
First air date
January 25, 1973
Technical information
Facility ID54002
ERP28,000 watts (analog)
1,120 watts (digital)[1]
HAAT199 meters (653 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
40°26′46.2″N 79°57′50.2″W / 40.446167°N 79.963944°W / 40.446167; -79.963944 (WQED-FM)Coordinates: 40°26′46.2″N 79°57′50.2″W / 40.446167°N 79.963944°W / 40.446167; -79.963944 (WQED-FM)
Repeater(s)See § Simulcast
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Listen Live (HD3)

WQED-FM (89.3 MHz) is a non-commercial, public 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 Pittsburgh 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]

WQED-FM is Local Primary Emergency Alert System Station 2 for the Pittsburgh Extended area.


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′17.3″N 78°58′55.1″W / 40.371472°N 78.981972°W / 40.371472; -78.981972 (WQEJ)


  1. ^ "FCC 335-FM Digital Notification [WQED]". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. June 29, 2012. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  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. ^ "WQED Pittsburgh: Media-Only Press Room". Archived from the original on 2012-09-29. Retrieved 2014-01-22.