WPCW, virtual channel 19, is a CW owned-and-operated television station licensed to Jeannette, United States and serving the Pittsburgh television market. The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation, as part of a duopoly with Pittsburgh-licensed CBS owned-and-operated station KDKA-TV; the two stations share studios at the Gateway Center in downtown Pittsburgh. On cable, WPCW is carried on Comcast Xfinity channel 15 in standard definition and channel 808 in high definition, Verizon FiOS channels 3 and 503. By way of extended cable coverage, WPCW serves as the default CW affiliate for the Johnstown–Altoona–State College television market, since that area lacks a CW affiliate of its own though CW-affiliated superstation WPIX in New York is carried on Xfinity in State College. WPCW was a Johnstown station for most of its history. WPCW signed on the air on October 15, 1953 as WARD-TV on analog UHF channel 56, with studios on Franklin Street in downtown Johnstown.
It operated at a power of 91,000 watts visual, 45,500 watts aural power, which, as it was learned in these experimental days of UHF, was rather low for a UHF station. It was co-owned by Central Broadcasting through its Rivoli Realty subsidiary along with WARD radio; the station was the area's CBS affiliate with a secondary ABC affiliation. During the late-1950s, it was briefly affiliated with the NTA Film Network. On March 22, 1971, Jonel Construction Company bought WARD-AM-FM-TV and changed their calls to WJNL-AM-FM-TV the following year, doing business as Cover Broadcasting, Inc. Having been issued a construction permit to do so in 1969, the television station moved to the stronger UHF channel 19 and dropped ABC programming; the channel move brought a transmitter power increase to 215,000 watts visual, 21,500 watts aural. Jonel left the Franklin Street studio for a new facility located on Benshoff Hill, not too far from the transmitter atop Cover Hill in suburban Johnstown; the radio stations moved to the Benshoff Hill location in 1977, after the Franklin Street studios were destroyed in a massive flood.
With the move to the stronger channel 19 and its substantial power increase, WJNL-TV was still plagued by a weak signal. Most of Western Pennsylvania is a rugged dissected plateau. At the time, UHF stations did not get good reception in rugged terrain; this left the station dependent on cable–then as now, all but essential for acceptable television in much of this market. In fact, Johnstown viewers got better signals from WFBG-TV in KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. After WFBG-TV was sold in 1973, that station changed its callsign to WTAJ-TV in part to acknowledge its Johnstown viewership; as a result, WJNL-TV never thrived, was more or less a non-factor in a market dominated by WJAC-TV. It only stayed afloat because of the tremendous success of its FM sister, an adult contemporary powerhouse. In 1982, Johnstown and Altoona/State College were collapsed into a single designated market area. CBS gave its affiliation in the newly enlarged market to Altoona's WTAJ-TV, as it had a large viewership in Johnstown.
In contrast, WJNL-TV could not be seen at all in much of the eastern part of the market. As a result, WJNL-TV became an independent station. Forced to buy an additional 19 hours of programming a day, its ratings plummeted further. Channel 19 was sold on February 1, 1983 to WFAT Incorporated, a company headed by Leon Crosby, a former owner of the original KEMO-TV in San Francisco, renamed WFAT-TV. Crosby had an ownership interest in WPGH-TV in neighboring Pittsburgh from 1973 to 1978, in addition to serving as that station's President and General Manager. Under the direction of Crosby, who had gained a favorable reputation from turning around failing stations, the new WFAT-TV underwent a substantial technical overhaul intended to overcome its ongoing stigma of poor signal reception; the station's transmitter facility was moved from Cover Hill to Pea Vine Hill, a much higher summit atop Laurel Hill Mountain in Ligonier Township, just over the Cambria County border in neighboring Westmoreland County, about 10 miles east of the Cover Hill location.
With the move came its most powerful transmitter power increase yet to 1.6 million watts visual, 166,000 watts aural. This enabled the station to provide a grade B signal to Pittsburgh's eastern suburbs; the new transmitter provided a clear city-grade signal to Johnstown, allowed the station to introduce itself to viewers in the Pittsburgh area who had not been aware that the station had been on the air for 30 years at the time. However, it still had a problem attracting Altoona viewers due to the mountainous terrain separating the two cities, resulting in marginal reception at best on the eastern side of the market. Crosby addressed this by signing on a VHF translator in Altoona; the changes did little to improve the station's fortunes because the major Pittsburgh independents were available on cable. While WFAT now had a decent signal in most of the market, its on-air look was still primitive, it was one of the few stations in small markets, that still used art cards rather than CGI technology.
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City of Asylum
City of Asylum is a nonprofit organization based in Pittsburgh, PA that houses writers exiled from their countries for their controversial writing. It provides them with free housing, health care and access to social services and resettlement in the United States, their expanded mission involves the Alphabet City venue, Sampsonia Way Magazine, organizing Jazz Poetry Month in Pittsburgh. Henry Reese and Diane Samuels founded Pittsburgh's City of Asylum in 2004; the organization is based off a community-based model, with the hopes of integrating the exiled writers into the United States. Exiled writers accepted to the program are granted up to four years of housing, it gives financial and medical support for their families for two years, giving them ample time and means to adjust to life in the United States. In November 2016, it became the US headquarters for the International Cities of Refuge Network, it was described as a “model for the world.” City of Asylum hosts more than 175 cultural and literary events every year which are free to the public.
In 2017, the organization would repurpose an old masonic lodge into their main headquarters called Alphabet City. Pittsburgh couple Henry Reese and Diane Samuels were inspired to create Pittsburgh’s City of Asylum after first hearing Salman Rushdie mention Cities of Asylum in Europe; the couple asked the Cities of Asylum network in Europe to let them create a Pittsburgh City of Asylum, approved, making it one of more than 50 similar organizations in the International Cities of Refuge Network. The couple bought a former crack house on Sampsonia Way which sits in the Pittsburgh's North Side, they joined the Mattress Factory and Randyland, which are within blocks of one another, to combat blight in the Mexican War Streets, a result of the decline of the steel industry. Reese and Samuel founded the non-profit through the generous support of friends; this departed from other asylum programs which are under institutions such as universities. The original money raised was spent on providing housing, medical benefits and a living stipend for a writer.
The organization’s first author resident was Huang Xiang, a Chinese poet, placed in death row. Huang Xiang was involved with the Democracy Wall Movement, he and his wife, Zhang Ling were granted asylum in the United States through City of Asylum. City of Aslyum has housed six writers-in-exile since 2004; the writers are permitted to stay in apartments owned by the organization. There has been an additional 20 international artist-in-residence writers with shorter stays ranging from one to three months. Huang Xuang wanted to carve a poem into a mountain, inspired by Mt. Washington. Instead, Samuels suggested, he painted Chinese poetry outside the house. This encouraged people to slip notes through the mail slot of poems they had written themselves; the program would expand to three more houses on Sampsonia way. In 2017, City of Asylum added Alphabet City to it's network of buildings in Pittsburgh's North Side; the building was a former Masonic Hall and undergone a $12.2 million renovation. It was acquired from the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh in 2015 and construction began in September 2015.
The Project received $8 million in additional funding from local foundations. Alphabet City houses administrative offices, City of Asylum bookstore, the Brugge on North restaurant. All events held at the space are free. City of Asylum Books is a separate entity from non-profit. Located within Alphabet City's building, it is a book store specializing in international and translated literature. Alphabet City hosts a restaurant space, it opened with Casellula a Cheese and Wine Cafe. The concept had a strick no-tipping policy; the concept shuddered weeks after staff aired grievances on restaurant industry blog'Tipped Off'. Brugge on North now operates out of City of Asylum. River of Words is a public art installation by exiled Venezuelan Writer and artist resident Israel Centeno; the installation involved a choice of 100 words, all relevant to Pittsburgh, of which Mexican War Street neighbors were invited to display on the wall, door, or window of their houses. The representation of the words were designed by Venezuelan artists Carolina Arnal and Gisela Romero.
The City of Asylum publishes a magazine called Sampsonia Way which has publishes English translations of exiled writers. The publication's goal is to celebrate free expression in literature. Official website Alphabet City Sampsonia Way Magazine Brugge on North
WPXI, virtual channel 11, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Pittsburgh, United States. The station is owned by the Cox Media Group subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises. WPXI's offices and studios are located on Evergreen Road in the Summer Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, its transmitter is located on Television Hill in the Fineview section of the city, on the site of the station's original studio location. On cable, WPXI is carried on Comcast Xfinity channels 12 and 811, Verizon FiOS channels 11 and 511. On September 1, 1957, Pittsburgh's second commercial VHF station signed on as WIIC; the station's construction permit was issued by the Federal Communications Commission in June 1955 to WIIC Incorporated – a joint venture of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which owned WWSW radio, Pittsburgh Radio Supply House, the then-owners of WJAS radio. Both radio stations had competed individually for the permit grant along with other applicants. CBS, looking to gain its own full-time affiliate in the market, signed a contract with the then-unnamed channel 11 shortly thereafter.
Before the "freeze" on television station licenses, the two stations were competing for the channel 10 license assigned to Pittsburgh before the FCC reallocated the channels in 1952, with channel 10 going to Altoona. Channel 11, did not sign on for well over two years after its permit was granted; the primary reason for the delay was on the part of WENS-TV, whose application for the permit had been denied and contested the FCC's original decision. In the interim, CBS continued to have most of its programs cleared by Westinghouse-owned KDKA-TV, at the time Pittsburgh's only commercial VHF station; when CBS decided to make KDKA-TV its full-time Pittsburgh affiliate, NBC reached a deal to affiliate with WIIC. As a condition of the license grant, WJAS radio had to be sold; the WJAS interests divested their 50 percent share of WIIC to another local broadcaster. Bill Cardille signed the station on the air. In addition to Cardille, five other announcers that were with the station when it launched in 1957 include Mal Alberts, Bob Cochran, Ed Conway, Len Johnson and Mark Schaefer.
Some of the first original programming to air on WIIC included Studio Wrestling and Chiller Theatre, both hosted by Cardille. Shortly after its sign-on, WIIC was affiliated with the NTA Film Network, sharing the affiliation with KDKA-TV, WTAE-TV, public television station WQED. In 1964, WIIC was sold to current owner Cox Enterprises; the station has been the longest running NBC affiliate under Cox's ownership after its sister stations in Charlotte and Atlanta switched their affiliations to ABC in 1978 and 1980, respectively. In 1970, WIIC made Pittsburgh broadcasting history when Eleanor Schano became the first woman to anchor a newscast solo. Schano hosted a weekly 30-minute public affairs program called Face to Face. Around 1975, Channel 11 branded itself as "e11even". Around 1977, WIIC used the "11 Alive" moniker. WIIC carried the Operation Prime Time package in 1979. On April 20, 1981, the station's call sign was changed to WPXI. Although the station has never had the -TV suffix since adopting the WPXI call sign, the station has on occasion been marketed as WPXI-TV.
The WIIC calls in Pittsburgh were used by a low-powered independent station that ran a music video format. WPXI joined the ad hoc TV network, MGM/UA Premiere Network, with the November 10, 1984 showing of Clash of the Titans. WPXI televised the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon as the "Love Network" affiliate of the annual fundraiser for the Pittsburgh market, until the Muscular Dystrophy Association decided to move the event from syndication to ABC as the MDA Show of Strength in 2013; the local portion of the telethon continued to be hosted by Bill Cardille until 2012. In 2000, Cox Enterprises purchased WTOV in Steubenville, Ohio and WJAC-TV in Johnstown, Pennsylvania from Sunrise Television; those stations—which are NBC affiliates—often appear in channel lineups for the same viewers that watch WPXI, either by over-the-air signal or via cable provider, due to the proximity of the three stations to each other, were marketed together as a result. Cox changed the stations' on-air appearances to match WPXI's look, despite WPXI changing its own look in 2004.
WTOV still used WPXI's former look until October 2010, WJAC-TV adopted WPXI's current design in October 2011. Over the Labor Day weekend of 2007, WPXI began relocating from its longtime studios at Television Hill in Pittsburgh's Fineview neighborhood after 50 years, to a new studio facility in the city's Summer Hill neighborhood near the Parkway North; the station's transmitter tower continues to be located in the Fineview neighborhood. WPXI began broad
KDKA is a Class A radio station and operated by Entercom and licensed to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Its studios are located at the combined Entercom Pittsburgh facility in the Foster Plaza on Holiday Drive in Green Tree, its transmitter site is at Allison Park; the station's programming is carried over KDKA-FM's 93.7 HD2 digital subchannel. KDKA features a news/talk format. Operating with a transmitter power output of 50,000 watts, the station can be heard during daylight hours throughout central and western Pennsylvania, along with portions of the adjacent states of Ohio, West Virginia and New York, plus the Canadian province of Ontario, its nighttime signal covers much of eastern North America. KDKA has described itself as the "Pioneer Broadcasting Station of the World", traces its beginning using the temporarily assigned "special amateur" call sign of 8ZZ, to its broadcast of the 1920 Harding-Cox presidential election results on the evening of November 2, 1920. Although KDKA's history has been extensively reviewed, there are some inconsistencies between accounts, leading one researcher to note: "While the KDKA story is recounted, the details tend to vary both in the secondary source material and in the published recollections of the participants, including differences in the chronology of events and the relative importance of the parties involved."
KDKA's establishment was an outgrowth of the post-World War I efforts of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company of East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to expand its commercial operations in the radio industry. During the war, Westinghouse received government contracts to develop radio transmitters and receivers for military use, they used developed vacuum tube equipment, capable of audio communication. Previous spark gap transmitters could only be used to transmit the dots-and-dashes of Morse code. At the time of the entry of the United States into World War I in April 1917, the government ordered all civilian radio stations off the air. However, during the conflict Westinghouse received permission to operate research radio transmitters located at its East Pittsburgh plant and at the home of one of its lead engineers, Frank Conrad, in nearby Wilkinsburg. With the end of the war, the government contracts were canceled. However, Westinghouse moved aggressively to establish itself as a national and international provider of radio communication.
Its primary competitor in this effort was the Radio Corporation of America, formed as a subsidiary by Westinghouse's arch rival, the General Electric Company of Schenectady, New York, using the assets of the Marconi Company of America. The effort to establish Westinghouse's radio industry presence was led by company vice president H. P. Davis. In order to strengthen the company's patent position related to receivers, he spearheaded the purchase of the International Radio Telegraph Company to gain control of a "heterodyne" patent issued to Reginald Fessenden, arranged for the purchase of the commercial rights to the regenerative and superheterodyne patents held by Edwin Howard Armstrong. However, because of the competitive advantage RCA had in international and marine communications there appeared to be limited opportunities available to Westinghouse. Although it would gain its fame as a broadcasting station, KDKA originated as part of a project to establish private radiotelegraph links between Westinghouse's East Pittsburgh factory and its other facilities, to avoid the business expense of paying for telegraph and telephone lines.
In September 1920, a newspaper report noted that "a new high-power station, to operate under a special or commercial license, is being installed at the Westinghouse plant in East Pittsburgh. It will be used to establish communication between the East Pittsburgh plant and the company branch factories at Cleveland, O. Newark, N. J. and Springfield, Mass. where similar outfits will be employed."An application, signed by H. P. Davis, was submitted to the Eighth District Radio Inspector, S. W. Edwards in Detroit, who forwarded it to Washington, on October 27, 1920, Westinghouse was issued a Limited Commercial station license, serial #174, with the identifying call letters of KDKA; this Limited Commercial grant was consistent with the standard practice being followed at this time, for licenses issued to companies engaging in private radio communication. Neither KDKA's original application, nor the resulting license, mentioned broadcasting, only that the station was to be used for radiotelegraphic communication with stations located at the Westinghouse facilities in Cleveland and Springfield, plus station WCG in Brooklyn, New York, operated by the acquired International Radio Telegraph.
At this time, radio stations in the United States were regulated by the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Navigation. Beginning with the introduction of licensing in late 1912, the standard practice had been to assign call letters starting with "W" to radio stations east of the Mississippi River. However, KDKA happened to receive its assignment during a short period during which land stations were being issued call letters from a sequential block of "K" call letters, assigned only to ship stations. Although the original policy was restored a few months KDKA was permitted to keep its non-standard call sign. Shortly after beginning the process of setting up KDKA to be used for point-to-point communication, a series of events occurred which resulted in it becoming a broadcasting station, which would overshadow its original role. Prior to World War I, Frank Conrad had operated an experimental radiotelegraph station, with the callsign 8XK. Following
Creative Nonfiction (magazine)
Creative Nonfiction is a literary magazine based in Pittsburgh, United States. The journal was founded by Lee Gutkind in 1993, making it the first literary magazine to publish and on a regular basis, high quality nonfiction prose. In Spring 2010, Creative Nonfiction evolved from journal to magazine format with the addition of new sections such as writer profiles and essays on the craft of writing, as well as updates on developments in the literary non-fiction scene. Work printed in Creative Nonfiction has been reprinted in The Best American Essays, The Best American Travel Writing in 2013, The Best Women's Travel Writing in 2013, The Best American Nonrequired Reading. In 2014, Creative Nonfiction ranked 23 on the Pushcart Prize list of nonfiction literary magazines. Creative Nonfiction was a finalist for the 2014 AWP Small Press Publisher Award and a finalist in the "Best Writing" category for the Utne Independent Press Award in 2011; the Creative Nonfiction Foundation pursues educational and publishing initiatives in the genre of literary nonfiction.
Its objectives are to provide a venue, the journal Creative Nonfiction, for high quality nonfiction prose. The Creative Nonfiction Foundation was incorporated in 1994 and is a private not-for-profit 501 organization supported by public and private funds contributed by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation, the Vira I. Heinz Endowment, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, as well as by individual donors; the Creative Nonfiction Foundation offers a number of educational programs for teachers and emerging writers. Creative Nonfiction’s mentoring program pairs new writers with seasoned professionals such as Rebecca Skloot and Dinty W. Moore; the mentoring program's goal is to help new writers: 1) develop their technique and approach to creative nonfiction composition. Creative Nonfiction provides online courses on basic techniques for research, interviewing and reporting as well as instruction on writing personal essays. CNF hosted the Mid-South Conference in Oxford, Mississippi, in February 2008, 412: The Pittsburgh Creative Nonfiction Literary Festival in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008.
In the spring of 2013, Creative Nonfiction hosted The Best of Creative Nonfiction Conference at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Arts Education Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Creative Nonfiction hosts an annual Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference, dedicated to the art and power of true stories, each May. Creative Nonfiction holds institutes throughout the year in a variety of locations and offers programs for writers at all levels of experience. Instructors include Lee Gutkind and other well-known writers and editors; the institutes cover a range of themes, from the basics of the creative nonfiction genre to writing memoir to travel narrative. Courses attempt to emphasize the ethics and guidelines of the genre. A number of prominent authors and media figures are members of the Foundation's Editorial Advisory Board, whose task is to help the Editorial Board sustain and guide the editorial mission of the magazine. Tinpahar Harper's Magazine The Creative Nonfiction website Lee Gutkind's Website Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction Creative Nonfiction on LitList
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette known as the PG, is the largest newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, United States. It has won six Pulitzer Prizes since 1938; the Post-Gazette began its history as a four-page weekly called The Pittsburgh Gazette, first published on July 29, 1786 with the encouragement of Hugh Henry Brackenridge. It was the first newspaper published west of the Allegheny Mountains. Published by Joseph Hall and John Scull, the paper covered the start of the nation; as one of its first major articles, the Gazette published the newly adopted Constitution of the United States. In 1820, under publishers Eichbaum and Johnston and editor Morgan Neville, the name changed to Pittsburgh Gazette and Manufacturing and Mercantile Advertiser. David MacLean bought the paper in 1822, reverted to the former title. Under combative editor Neville B. Craig, whose service lasted from 1829 to 1841, the Gazette championed the Anti-Masonic movement. Craig turned the Gazette into the city's first daily paper, issued every afternoon except Sunday starting on July 30, 1833.
In 1844, shortly after absorbing the Advocate, the Gazette switched its daily issue time to morning. Its editorial stance at the time was conservative and favoring the Whig Party. By the 1850s the Gazette was credited with helping to organize a local chapter of the new Republican Party, with contributing to the election of Abraham Lincoln; the paper was one of the first to suggest tensions between North and South would erupt in war. After consolidating with the Commercial in 1877, the paper was again renamed and was known as the Commercial Gazette. In 1900, George T. Oliver acquired the paper, merging it six years with The Pittsburg Times to form The Gazette Times; the Pittsburgh Post first appeared on September 1842, as the Daily Morning Post. It had its origin in three pro-Democratic weeklies, the Mercury, Allegheny Democrat, American Manufacturer, which came together through a pair of mergers in the early 1840s; the three papers had for years engaged in bitter editorial battles with the Gazette.
Like its predecessors, the Post advocated the policies of the Democratic Party. Its political opposition to the Whig and Republican Gazette was so enduring that an eventual combination of the two rivals would have seemed unlikely; the 1920s were a time of consolidation in the long-overcrowded Pittsburgh newspaper market. In 1923, local publishers banded together to kill off the Dispatch and Leader. Four years William Randolph Hearst negotiated with the Olivers to purchase the morning Gazette Times and its evening sister, the Chronicle Telegraph, while Paul Block arranged to buy out the owner of the morning Post and evening Sun. After swapping the Sun in return for Hearst's Gazette Times, Block had both morning papers, which he combined to form the Post-Gazette. Hearst united the evening papers. Both new papers debuted on August 2, 1927. In 1960, Pittsburgh had three daily papers: the Post-Gazette in the morning, the Pittsburgh Press and the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph in the evening and on Sunday.
The Post-Gazette moved into the Sun-Telegraph's Grant Street offices. The Post-Gazette tried to publish a Sunday paper to compete with the Sunday Press but it was not profitable. In November 1961, the Post-Gazette entered into an agreement with the Pittsburgh Press Company to combine their production and advertising sales operations; the Post-Gazette owned and operated its own news and editorial departments, but production and distribution of the paper was handled by the larger Press office. This agreement stayed in place for over 30 years; the agreement gave the Post-Gazette a new home in the Press building, a comfortable upgrade from the hated "Sun-Telly barn." Constructed for the Press in 1927 and expanded with a curtain wall in 1962, the building served as the Post-Gazette headquarters until 2015. On May 17, 1992, a strike by workers for the Press shut down publication of the Press. During the strike, the Scripps Howard company sold the Press to the Block family, owners of the Post-Gazette.
The Blocks did not resume printing the Press, when the labor issue was resolved and publishing resumed, the Post-Gazette became the city's major paper, under the full masthead name Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sun-Telegraph/The Pittsburgh Press. The Block ownership did not take this opportunity to address labor costs, which had led to sale of the Press; this would come back to lead to financial problems. During the strike, publisher Richard Mellon Scaife expanded his paper, the Greensburg Tribune-Review, based in the county seat of adjoining Westmoreland County, where it had published for years. While maintaining the original paper in its facilities in Greensburg, he expanded it with a new Pittsburgh edition to serve the city and its suburbs. Scaife named this paper the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Scaife has invested significant amounts of capital into upgraded facilities, separate offices and newsroom on Pittsburgh's North Side and a state of the art production facility in Marshall Township north of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County.
Relations between the Post-Gazette and Tribune-Review, during its existence as a local print publication, were competitive and hostile, given Scaife's longstanding distaste for what he considered the Blocks' liberalism. On November 14, 2011, the Post-Gazette revived the Pittsburgh Press as an afternoon online newspaper. On February 12, 2014, the paper purchased a new distribution facility in suburban Findlay Township, Pennsylvania. In 2015, the paper moved into a new, sta
WHIRL Magazine is a lifestyle magazine published in Pittsburgh, in the U. S. state of Pennsylvania. WHIRL has grown from one magazine into a publishing company with multiple titles, including Edible Allegheny, the resource for local food, the semi-annual WHIRL Wedding Guide, the just-launched quarterly, WHIRL At Home. WHIRL was founded in 2001 and has the mission of showcasing the positive aspects and lifestyle of Western Pennsylvania. Cover stars include Beth Ostrosky Stern, Christina Aguilera, Taylor Swift and President of the United States, Barack Obama. Edible Allegheny is a bi-monthly publication, it promotes western Pennsylvania's food movement, its distinct culinary styles, its huge community of growers, producers and food artisans. Official Whirl Magazine site Official Edible Allegheny Magazine site