Bring a New FM Jazz Service to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is of the most important cities in the history, present and future of jazz. This community needs and deserves a radio station that showcases this cultural force.

The online Pittsburgh Jazz Channel was started by Pittsburgh Public Media (PPM) in 2011. Bringing that service back to the Pittsburgh radio airwaves as WZUM has taken time. The patience and support of our public radio family has been invaluable to this progress! 

  • In 2013, we added 88.1 FM from Bethany, WV.
  • In 2016, PPM acquired AM 1550, Braddock PA. 
  • Because we own AM 1550, FCC rules allowed PPM to acquire a rare new signal at 101.1 FM to cover the heart of Pittsburgh.
  • The new 101.1FM officially comes on the air December 1st 2017!

WZUM AM predicted translator contours for 101.1 FM

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There is also a signal expansion approved for 88.1 FM. All of the improvements will cost about one hundred-fifty thousand dollars. Once complete, more than 1.2 million people will be in the service area of our FM signals!

For more information on WZUM and our expansion, send an email to

The FCC has given PPM a limited time to complete construction, so additional support from the community is especially important, now!  Make a contribution to WZUM, online, or send a check to: 

PO Box 456
South Park, PA 15129

WZUM is a public service of Pittsburgh Public Media, a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity. Your gifts to support WZUM may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.

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Or send your support to:
PO Box 456
South Park PA ,15129