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    Arnie Lichten started broadcasting back in the days of steam powered radio on WJRH in Easton.  Leaving the Lehigh Valley for the bright lights and massive audiences of Briarcliff Manor, New York, he spent some time on WRNW, where Howard Stern...

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    Ashleigh Strange is the local host for WDIY's Thursday broadcast of All Things Considered. Born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, Ashleigh attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks and graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism....

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    Audie Cohen joined WDIY in 2007.   She enjoys feature interviews on the Lehigh Valley Arts Salon and has a true passion for presenting great music as a program host.   Currently filling in whenever needed, (Folk Classics, World Bop, Assorted...

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    Barbara Miller is the host and board operator for WDIY's broadcast of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

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    Dr. Bill Dautremont-Smith was Executive Director at WDIY from April 2008 until his retirement in August 2013. His involvement in radio began at WDIY in February 2003, after taking an early retirement from a long career in technology development...

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    Bill Fox is one of the most influential people in the international electronic music community.  A tireless promoter of the genre in the northeastern United States, he hosts radio broadcasts of electronic music on two radio stations, both of...

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    Bob Cohen was WDIY's first Classical Music Coordinator, and hosted theopening show (January 1995) with the Bach Choir's "Wachet Auf." A cabaret vocalist and now a saxophonist, Bob still subs as a WDIY Classics programmer, and still loves doing...

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    Charles (Dr. Chas) has been a listener of public radio for more years than he cares to acknowledge! He's come to rely on NPR as his source of information, and programs like All Things Considered, Car Talk and others for education and...

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    Storyteller Charles Kiernan, now retired from gainful employment, performs at theatres, listening clubs, schools, libraries, and arts festivals. He is also coordinator for the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild, Pennsylvania State Representative...

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    Host of The Blend, Fridays, 1-4 PM.

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    Dave Fry is a veteran folksinger, LV roots-radio programmer (WSAN, WMUH, WDIY), and co-founder and former artistic director of Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem.  www.davefrymusic.com

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    Musically entranced from a young age, the rhythms of the globe found entrance to Deb's soul early on. Reggae's heartbeat and Latin percussion, sitar, marimba, African guitar sessions... these are the sounds she share with her listeners;...

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    Dina Hall is an award-winning singer, songwriter and recording artist from Bethlehem, PA, USA. Her original songs deal with the conflict between the head and the heart, often striking up conversations between them both. 

    At the core of...

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    Don Miles began volunteering for WDIY seven years ago, is the Local News Guy for Friday All Things Considered and is a member of the WDIY board of directors. Don, 66, is a Jersey boy (Exit 136) who's lived in Bethlehem for 38 years and is an...

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    Eleanor Bobrow, LCSW of Pennsylvania, has been host of Take Charge of Your Life on WDIY since the inception of the station in January 1995. 

    Take Charge of Your Life was inspired by her late husband, Rabbi Jerald Bobrow...

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    Ellis Finger is Director of the Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayette College in Easton, where – since its opening in 1983 - he has directed programs in classical music, jazz, world music, dance and theater. He is active in several regional...

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    A native New Yorker who spent much of his adult life in Los Angeles, Frank moved to the Lehigh Valley in 2014. He was formerly the National Director of Creative Affairs for peermusic, the world’s largest independent music publishing company....

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    Rotating host of Lehigh Valley Discourse, Thursdays, 6-7 PM.

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    Geoff brings together his love of radio, music, volunteerism and the Lehigh Valley every Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm on All Reet Street. He began hosting the show in 2001 and over time has developed a unique format of new and classic folk,...

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    George Fennell is a retired music educator who taught at Saucon Valley HS, Slatington HS, Salisbury HS, Northern Lehigh HS, and Bethlehem Catholic HS. He spent most of his carreer in the Northern Lehigh School District. Besides hosting WDIY...

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    George Libricz, Jr., “Little George” has been a member of the volunteer host ranks since 2006 after his father told him about the volunteer opportunities at WDIY.  George hosted The Blend, Thursday afternoons, from 2006 to 2011.  During his...

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    Currently a co-host of the weekly “Lehigh Valley Arts Salon” program on WDIY 88.1 Allentown, George has served as an Executive Producer at Blue Ridge Cable TV, and as a producer of outdoors, sporting and environmental programming with Davis...

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    Georgia, like many other volunteers at WDIY, has a passionate, lifelong interest in communications and community service.  She produces the Pop Culture Calendar and hosts Monday Night's Blues Cruise.

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    Jack was born and raised in Allentown, Pa. He has a lifetime involvement in music. He is an avid drummer/singer in rock, r&b and specifically blues genres. Jack is a longtime board member of the Lehigh valley Blues Network. He is a frequent...

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    Dr. Jack Lule is Professor and Chair of Journalism and Communication, and Professor and Director of Global Studies and the Globalization...

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    Jeff Biro is a rotating host of Jazz Junction, Fridays, 9-11 PM.

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    Jeff Williams was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He attended  Center for the Media Arts, New York, NY 1981 to 1983 for Television Production, and is currently enrolled at LCCC Schnecksville, in the Theater/Television production program.  He's...

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    Jim  Wardrop ("JW" to his listeners) enjoys the chance to share his life long passion for jazz music on the air. His range of interest covers the entire history of America's original art form. Over the last thirty years he has hosted many live...

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    Joe Chuk has been a WDIY volunteer since 1995, when he was elected as a member of the Board of Directors and began hosting Morning Edition each Tuesday, later moving to Thursdays. Joe’s WDIY experience is somewhat of a busman’s holiday, since...

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    John developed his passion for Radio listening to the early Offshore Radio stations floating off the Essex Coast of England In the 1960’s and the BBC when he started to grow up a bit.. His interest in Jazz stemmed from frequent visits to jazz...

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    From the age of 9, John had his sights set on a career in broadcasting.  But instead, he wound up teaching French and Spanish at Muhlenberg College for 40 years.  Now, in retirement, John gets to call the mic and earphones his buddies at our...

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    Jonathan Roth is an 18-year veteran of college and public radio, with previous stints at WXJM - Harrisonburg, VA and WMUH - Allentown, PA. In addition to substitute hosting Good Clean Fun and The Blend on WDIY, Jonathan is a freelance music...

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    Dr. Kamran Afshar has a Ph.D. in Economics and has taught at graduate and under graduate levels between 1978-88. He has vast experience in economic impact studies, feasibility studies, customer satisfaction surveys, and scientific competitive...

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    Kate Riess started her radio career as a deejay and public affairs director for WFCS-FM in New Britain, CT. When she moved with her family to the Valley in the early 90's, she served as an LVCBA Board member as WDIY was getting off the ground....

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    An actress, producer, writer and educator, Kate is the Managing Director of Selkie Theatre, and was the founding Executive Director of the award-winning Theatre Outlet. At The Outlet she produced several innovative performance series featuring...

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    Keith Kelleher has hosted the Blend on Wednesdays since July of 2005.  He started volunteering at WDIY in 2002 and has assisted with the Live From Godfrey Daniel's program and filled in for Friday Night Late Night and Good...

  • Ken Foster began volunteering for WDIY in 2015 as a rotating local host of WDIY’s Tuesday broadcast of All Things Considered, and occasional other Local News stand-in.  Ken began in broadcast radio in 1988 in central and western NY,...

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    A graduate of Western Michigan University with a BBA in accounting, Laurie provides individuals with personal service for their tax and financial planning needs.  As a member of the Financial Planning Association's media team, her financial...

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    Linda Barsik has been a program host for over 14 years of the 20 years The Arabic Show has been on the air at WMUH and WDIY. She rejoined WDIY in 2011 and has enjoyed  bringing her favorite music and chat to more listeners. She most often plays...

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    Lucille was a NJ Public School Music Teacher for 33 years. The last 18 years of her career were spent as Vocal Music Director of Sparta H.S. in Sparta NJ.

    During her tenure there, her choirs performed in festivals...

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    Luis Campos was born in Nicaragua Central America.  He came to the United States in 1978 and has been living in the Lehigh Valley since 1981.  Has been a volunteer at WDIY since 2006.  His radio program is "La Fabrica del Jazz" or Jazz Factory....

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    Marcie Lightwood came to WDIY to set up the first on-air membership drive, and has stayed with the station ever since. She is a self-employed social worker, specializing in parenting education, working with people in poverty and group...

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