WRST recently added two nationally syndicated programs to its schedule. These programs provide WRST listeners with new musical offerings and also are an excellent training experience for students.
WRST now broadcasts the program Etown as part of its Saturday lineup. The program is taped in front of a live audience and features performances and conversations with musical artists from around the world. Past guests have included Ben Harper, David Crosby, James Taylor, Iris Dement, Queen Ida, Roseanne Cash, Earl Scruggs and Lyle Lovett. The show also features the “e-chievment award,” honoring the community work of a person nominated by a listener. The program airs every Saturday night from 11 p.m.-midnight on 90.3 WRST and online at wrst.org. See etown.org for more information.
WRST has also added the program Rhythm Sweet & Hot to its afternoon jazz offerings. Rhythm Sweet & Hot features popular swing and big band music from the 1920s through the 1940s and is produced at public radio station WDUQ at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. The program airs every Tuesday at 5 p.m. on 90.3 WRST and online at wrst.org.