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Alan L. Jennings has been with the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley since 1980, becoming its executive director in 1990.  During that time, CACLV created a wide range of anti-poverty initiatives, including the Second Harvest Food...

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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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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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Basabi Basu is interested in Indian Classical and Semi-Classical vocal and instrumental music. She enjoys Indian Regional Music and is continuously on the lookout for great folk music from all over India. Her love for ghazals and poems gives...

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Bathsheba Monk is the author of five novels, most recently the Swanson Herbinko Cozy Mystery series:  Dead Wrong, Dead Silence and Dead Karma,  also Nude Walker about contemporary urban life used as a text in American Studies programs and Now...

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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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Tuesday host of the Blend. You can also hear him guest-hosting the occasional jazz and blues show.

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Carlos Benjamin takes you on many musical journeys each Friday afternoon on The Blend, featuring live interviews with musicians and a segment called The Rockabilly Roundup at 3:00, featuring surf and rockabilly of yesteryear and today.  He...

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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...

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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Start your Saturday mornings on WDIY with Dennis Christman from 6 to 8 am on the Saturday Morning Mix - a well-crafted music program featuring Americana, folk, classic rock, 60’s pop, new rock, true country and a touch of jazz. From T. Rex to...

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Also a professional musician and singer/songwriter, Dina has been a repeat performer at numerous festivals in the region, including one of largest in the country Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pa. She has...

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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, 62, 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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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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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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World Bop Host Ira was found by Groucho Marx floating down the Nile in a reed basket 3,500 years ago. Flown through time and space by Tardis to south Bethlehem in the 1990s, Ira materialized in WDIY's studios and immediately began playing the...

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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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Along with almost every other kind of music, Janet has liked classical music since she was a child ("...quite a while ago by now" according to her).  She listened to, played it, and sung it.  And in college she learned to work an audio board. ...

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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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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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