Brian Siewiorek

Brian attended college at Kent State University, studying journalism with a focus on radio and television and began broadcasting at the school's station, WKSR. He also began working at WKSU, Kent's Public Classical radio station. While there, his work won the station an Edward R. Murrow award for “Best Use of Sound”. Always on the lookout for great music, Brian traveled to neighboring Toronto, Detroit and Pittsburgh for concerts and excitement. When Galena put out a call for a new broadcaster, Brian was up for the challenge.

In September of 2001 fate once again brought Brian back to the lower 48, depositing him at WCBU in Peoria, Illinois where he became Operations Manager and began producing art features for the NPR station. His work garnered Brian a Silver Reel Award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, as well as an Associated Press Award for Best Investigate Reporting.

Brian arrived in Pittsburgh to take over the duties of WYEP’s Production Director. He enjoys discovering more about this town, professes no allegiance to any football team, and sports a Joey Ramone bobblehead on his desk. Listen for Brian as he brings you features, community spotlights and shares his love of music here on the station where the music - and it’s fated inspiration - matters.

—Rosemary Welsch-2004

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