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Joe Ulrich

Joe Ulrich
Joe has been interested in audio and music since he was a kid. What started as a fascination with his parents’ vinyl records and cassette tapes turned into a love of both performing and recording. He grew up in Elizabethtown, Pa. and moved to Pittsburgh in 1999 where he majored in Photography at the University of Pittsburgh.

In 2004, he attended the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences in Tempe, AZ. He returned to Pittsburgh to work at a recording studio.

In 2008, Joe arrived at WITF, where his skills have found a good home as an on-air host, audio engineer and producer of WITF Music. In 2016, Joe earned a National Edward R. Murrow award for Best Use of Sound.

Latest by Joe Ulrich


WITF Music: Big Fat Meanies

Rock. Ska. Metal. SpongeBob.

By Joe Ulrich

WITF Music: The After Hours

Smartphone apps and 80’s vibes.

By Joe Ulrich

WITF Music: The Jess Zimmerman Band

Jess talks about her deep association with farming, family, music and mental health.

By Joe Ulrich

WITF Music: Jessica Smucker

“Without the writing, there’s no performance. There’s nothing else.”

By Joe Ulrich

WITF Music: Hadassah Edith

Taking control of music and life.
By Joe Ulrich

Juneteenth

The history and meaning behind the holiday and how to celebrate.
By Joe Ulrich

WITF Music: Suzi Brown

Music, community and healing.
By Joe Ulrich

The Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame

Recognizing the hard work of local musicians and encouraging the next generation.
By Joe Ulrich

WITF Music: Zach Wood and Hollan

From across the state, a musical collaboration explores identity and uncertainty.

By Joe Ulrich

WITF Music: Dimestore Dolls

Love, trauma and recycling.
By Joe Ulrich
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