WZUM is the Pittsburgh Jazz Channel.
WZUM is Public Radio

Over the last six years, the Pittsburgh Jazz Channel has been building a 24/7 public radio service that embraces the musical legacy of the late, lamented, WDUQ.  As one of jazz history’s most important cities, Pittsburgh deserves a radio station that will focus on offering this music, online and on the air, bringing our community together through this unique American gift to the world. 


  • In 2011, Pittsburgh Public Media (PPM) launched the online Pittsburgh Jazz Channel
  • 2013, we added WZUM 88.1 FM, Bethany, WV
  • 2016, we acquired WZUM AM 1550, Braddock, PA

Now, the Federal Communications Commission has granted us a permission to build a  rare, new FM signal to cover the heart of Pittsburgh. This new station will officially be on the air in December 1st 2017.

We need your help - please support the effort today! Click here for details.

WZUM and the Pittsburgh Jazz Channel are a public service of Pittsburgh Public Media, a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity.


See pictures from our wonderful January 13th, 2017 fundraiser show with Richie Cole and much, much more!

Pictures from the event here.