KEDM2 Jazz features music by the masters and new artists, with Jazz classics and the latest releases 24 hours a day, seven days a week. KEDM2 Jazz offers engaging and enlightening hosts, and topical information for the Jazz listener.
KEDM2 Jazz artists include Clifford Brown, Billie Holiday, Max Roach, Herbie Mann, Dianne Reeves, Ray Charles, Art Pepper, Harry Connick, Jr., The Modern Jazz Quartet, Paul Desmond, Shirley Horn, Benny Carter, Charlie Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Ramsey Lewis, Joe Turner, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Etta Jones, Wes Montgomery, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Stanley Turrentine, Gene Ammons, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Abdullah Ibrahim, Red Garland, Scott Hamilton, Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, and many, many more.
Bob Studebaker joined the staff of WDUQ in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in December 1997. He hosts DUQ's morning jazz program, Monday through Fridays from 9 a.m. to Noon, and also serves as the station’s production director. Bob is a Pittsburgh native. In addition to his independent work in audio production, he has worked since 1980 with various radio stations in the Pittsburgh market including WNUF, WWCL, WXXP, WORD, WQKB, WMXP, and WJJJ. With an avid interest in history, Bob has taught the "History of Jazz" at Carnegie Mellon University’s Academy for Lifelong Learning, tracing the roots of jazz from 17th century West Africa to the many influences and experiences that have contributed to the evolution of "America's classical music."
Helen Wigger has been a member of the JazzWorks team since the network’s start in 1998 as a host and to providing operational support. Some of Helen's favorite jazz artists include Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Mary Lou Williams and Duke Ellington. Helen owes her love to all types of music to her mother, an art and music teacher. Over the past thirty years Helen has been a jazz host at various stations including WEKU-FM in Richmond, KY; WUKY-FM in Lexington, KY; and WDUQ-FM in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to her shift on JazzWorks Helen is the Operations Manager for 90.5 FM Essential Public Radio in Pittsburgh, PA. A native of Springfield, Ohio, Helen is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. She enjoys her free time listening to music, going to jazz events, sports, and spending time outdoors.