As Pittsburgh’s first public radio station, DUQ 90.5 FM is a leading radio source for local, national and international news, information and jazz. DUQ is Pittsburgh’s primary source for a wide range of National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Radio International (PRI) radio programs that educate, inform and entertain.
DUQ broadcasts with a 25,000 watt signal, seven days per week, 24 hours per day to listeners in Pittsburgh, southwestern Pennsylvania and parts of Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland.
As a nonprofit, public radio station broadcasting from Duquesne University, over 50% of DUQ’s operations and programs are funded by listener contributions. Additional support is provided by program underwriters, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Duquesne University and foundations.
The station was founded in 1949 during the early years of FM radio. DUQ began as a student laboratory on the Duquesne University campus–exposing students to new technology and giving local audiences access to cultural programs and information.
As each decade passed, DUQ grew in response to the needs of the Pittsburgh community. In 1976, the station began carrying the programming of the newly -formed Radio Information Service, a reading service for visually impaired, on a sub-carrier channel, and entered into a management agreement to handle RIS’s day-to-day business operations in late 2005.
Today, with a professional staff and the resources of technology and mass communications, DUQ maintains its commitment to news, information and music that you won’t find anywhere else on the radio dial in the tri-state region.
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DUQ Mailing Address, Phone, Fax, Email
NPR & PRI Mailing Address, Phone, Fax, Email
RIS Mailing Address, Phone, Fax, Email
Email & Web Site Directory for National Programs Heard on DUQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Map & Directions to DUQ Offices & Studios
Requesting Tapes or Transcripts From DUQ, NPR, PRI
Internships, Volunteer & Employment Opportunities
EEO Public File Report for WDUQ 90.5 FM Pittsburgh
DUQ Broadcast Range
How DUQ is funded
DUQ Press Releases
DUQ News Code of Ethics
Public Service Announcement Guidelines
Programming, Engineering, Operations & Technical Support
Development, Marketing & Administrative
More About DUQ
History of WDUQ