CLASSICAL WQEJ-FM 89.7 TO BROADCAST LIVE FROM AMERISERV FLOOD CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL
LIVE Broadcast Friday, August 2, 2013 From 4 - 9 p.m.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 29, 2013
CLASSICAL WQEJ-FM 89.7 TO BROADCAST LIVE FROM
AMERISERV FLOOD CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL
JOHNSTOWN—Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7 (Classical WQED-FM 89.3 in Pittsburgh) will broadcast LIVE on Friday, August 2, 2013 from 4 – 9 p.m. at the Ameriserv Flood City Music Festival in downtown Johnstown.
WQEJ-FM’s Ted Sohier and Stephen Baum will co-host as they play music and interview members of the Johnstown arts community, civic leaders and Festival coordinators including:
• Tom Trigona, Mayor of Johnstown
• Brooke Welsh, Executive Director, Johnstown Symphony Orchestra
• Rosemary Pawlowski, Executive Director, Bottleworks Ethnic Arts Center
• George Fattman and Parag Dharbhamulla, Tuesday Noon Recital Series, First Lutheran Church of Johnstown
• Hank Knerr, Director, The Lively Arts, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
• Kim Rauch, Music Director, Grande Halle Performance Series
• Shelley Johansson, Johnstown Area Heritage Association
• The Crew of the Half Moon
• Actors Debra Gordon (Margaret Johnson) and J.D. Daw (Ranger Don), Sin, Sex and the CIA, Mountain Playhouse
The three-day music festival is held annually in downtown Johnstown. Stages are continually programmed over the course of the festival with over 20 groups, including this year’s headliners: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; Robert Randolph and the Family Band; and Greensky Bluegrass.
The AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival is produced by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, a non-profit that exists to preserve and showcase Johnstown’s nationally significant stories by providing high-quality educational, cultural and recreational experiences in the area’s unique historic settings.
In 1990, the Johnstown Area Heritage Association recruited the National Folk Festival to Johnstown for a three-year run, after which it began to produce the event on its own, renaming it the Johnstown FolkFest. AmeriServ Financial became the title sponsor a year later, and in 2009 the name was changed to AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival, to better convey that all types of music are presented. The broadcast will also be available online at wqedfm.org.
WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 134 National and Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including two Emmy® Awards for Station Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqedfm.org; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and iQ: smartmedia, WQED’s Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).
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