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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2013 CONTACT ... - WQED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

July 29, 2013

CONTACT: George Hazimanolis

412-622-1366

ghazimanolis@wqed.org

Maria Pisano

412-622-1459

mpisano@wqed.org

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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