Essential Public Radio is an independent and innovative listener-supported public media organization. We give voice to provocative ideas, fostering an increasingly more vibrant, informed, diverse, and caring community. Our mission is to work for the public to inform people in ways that engage and inspire them to create dialogue about important community issues and stories. Essential Public Media is Pittsburgh’s only independent public radio news and information station.

Essential Public Radio is a part of Essential Public Media.



  • Erika Beras: (412) 697-2958
  • Noah Brode: (412) 697-2946
  • Deanna Garcia: (412) 697-2947
  • Kevin Gavin: (412) 697-2948
  • Mark Nootbaar: (412) 697-2953
  • Larkin Page-Jacobs: (412) 697-2954
  • Josh Raulerson: (412) 697-2959