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: All Without Words

Inspired by the vocalizations of his non-verbal autistic son, a composer turns struggle and joy into music.

By Joe Ulrich

WITF Music: Jogïr

Harrisburg pop singer Jogïr contrasts the colorful sounds of the 80’s with the struggle of finding one’s way.

By Joe Ulrich

WITF Music: Cathy Chemi and Steve Rudolph

Cathi Chemi and Steve Rudolph are staples of the Central Pennsylvania jazz community. Their involvement with the Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz has helped promote jazz throughout the region.

By Joe Ulrich

FM Tech Issue, Monday, November 16, 2020

By Joe Ulrich

WITF Music: Ronnie Waters and Jimmy Wood

Harrisburg jazz musicians Jimmy Wood and Ronnie Waters take us back to the capitol city’s jazz scene when they were kids and budding musicians. They recall how music helped to overcome racism and look ahead to the future of jazz.

By Joe Ulrich

WITF Music: Keys on the Move

With music venues closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, music still finds a way in Lancaster.

By Joe Ulrich

WITF Music: Dandy

The two brothers who make up Dandy talk goofy videos, martial arts and the discipline they practice in their musical career.

By Joe Ulrich


WITF Music: The RaRas

Conversations can happen without words. Ralph and Ray of The RaRas captured a musical conversation in a recording they released called “Conversation”.

By Joe Ulrich

Listening From a Distance

Listening From a Distance is a collection of interviews with people involved in the local music scene to find out how they’re coping with the pandemic.

By Joe Ulrich
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