WQED Members can now view, manage and edit donations by visiting our Member Portal. Click below to get started!

Membership Benefits

Your donation provides local, public media to people of all ages throughout southwestern Pennsylvania and portions of Ohio and West Virginia. Get access to exclusive member benefits when you donate $40 or more. 

Donate $40 and receive: 

  • WQED Member Discounts: Exclusive discounts to your favorite art organizations, events and more!
  • 20% Off at Shop WQED: Browse WQED favorites like Rick Sebak's Pittsburgh History Series DVDs and find unique Pittsburgh-themed gifts.
  • 15% Off Shop PBS:  Find past and present favorites like Ken Burns documentaries, Masterpiece programs and more!

​Donate $60 and receive: 

  • All of the above benefits, PLUS
  • WQED Passport: Our newest member benefit! Access tens of thousands of hours of the best national and local shows on demand.

Become a WQED Sustaining member at any level and receive:

  • All of the above benefits, PLUS
  • Invitations to exclusive station events
  • Sustainer Store Access:  Sustainers get exclusive access to an online store with special thank you gifts. (coming soon!)

Learn more about all of these benefits below. 


20% off Shop WQED15% off Shop PBS



Meet a WQED Member

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Dr. Matthew Lamanna, Dinosaur Paleontologist

My wife and I love WQED. We listen to 89.3 on our commute every weekday. The music and Jim Cunningham’s cheerful voice are good for my blood pressure (which, in turn, is good for other commuters). Seriously, Jim, Anna Singer, and many others involved with the station—plus, of course, the station itself—are Pittsburgh treasures that need to be supported, so we try to do whatever we can to help out.

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Manfred Honeck, Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

WQED is an ambassador for Classical Music and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. WQED is spreading the word about the greatness and the need for Classical Music, and for me it’s sensational what this radio station is doing. I hope that as many people as possible can support WQED. It’s unique in the world.




Watch WQED Anytime, Anywhere


Passport Hero

With WQED Passport, you'll have access to tens of thousands of hours of the best national and local shows!

Existing members can simply click HERE to start watching. New members can sign up below.

PLEASE NOTE: It may take up to 48 hours from the time of your donation to activate your WQED Passport account. You will receive your activation code by email. Thank you for your patience.

WQED Passport is available online and on the following devices. Click on the logo below for setup instructions:

Step one: Qualify

WQED Passport is a member benefit to eligible donors who contribute $5/month or $60/year or more.


Step two: activate/lookup

After qualifying and receiving your token, ACTIVATE below. If you’re already a member and don’t know your WQED account information, click LOOKUP.

Activate Passport

Step three: watch

WQED Passport is available to watch online and on the following devices: Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire, and Samsung TV.


Now available on WQED Passport from Rick Sebak:

As a thank-you to our dedicated sustainers, you can now enjoy two classic favorites from Rick Sebak's "Pittsburgh History Series" and two new documentaries that revisit early interviews with two of Pittsburgh's most beloved and influential figures. Follow the steps above to join WQED Passport and begin enjoying these Rick Sebak favorites and thousands more of the programs you love! Watch online below or on the PBS Video App!

25 Things I Like About Pittsburgh

Rick celebrates his 25th anniversary at WQED by looking at 25 things he likes about Pittsburgh.

Brain Space & Energy

Rick Sebak revisits his 1989 interview with playwright August Wilson with unseen footage.

My Interview with Fred

Stories and insights taken from a 1987 conversation between Rick Sebak and Fred Rogers.

Pennsylvania Diners and Other Roadside Restaurants

Take a look at several interesting diners that have interesting histories and reputations for good “home-cooked” food.

NOW AVAILABLE to stream with Passport: Seasons of your favorite programs from the APT catalog online and on the PBS Video App!
Stay tuned as more programs are released each month!

“We are pleased to partner with PBS and share the wealth of the APT catalog, presenting current favorite series and episodes that will greatly expand the current Passport offerings through early 2023, and beyond,” says Cynthia Fenneman, President and CEO of APT. “These programs demonstrate the wide range of topics and genres APT has distributed to stations since 1961. We celebrate APT’s 60th anniversary this year and contribute to the future of public media by providing enriching digital content.”

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