Neil Hever

Operations Director

Neil began his radio career as a student disc jockey at Muhlenberg college radio station WMUH in 1978. After earning a B.A. degree from the college, he spent the next 13 years in commercial radio and sound production at WSAN, Creative Sound studios and later at WAEB.

In 1981, while attending Muhlenberg College, he and another community member joined together to form the first organized group of community radio volunteers in the Lehigh Valley. The group began incorporation meetings in 1984 and spent the next decade building support for a new community based station.

WDIY 88.1 FM began broadcasting in 1995. Neil joined the staff in August of 1997 as Program Director and was promoted to Operations Director in February 2008. His duties include training volunteers, maintaining the broadcast facility and schedule, organizing the production studio and music library maintenance.

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Arts
2:27 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Michelle Neifert's "Vehicle for Color"

Bloom: diptych, acrylic/paper, 43”*97”

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Michelle Neifert about her latest exhibit "Vehicle for Color," on display now until August 26 at Connexions Gallery in Easton.

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Arts
2:01 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Amaya Espinoza's "Man of the Future"

Amaya Espinoza

Host Kenn Michael speaks with internationally acclaimed artist Amaya Espinoza about her exhibit at Re:find gallery.  Amaya, who is visiting from Spain, is a Scholar/Artist in Residence at the Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI) at Lafayette College.  Her show runs until August 1.

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Lehigh Valley Insider

WDIY has partnered with Discover Lehigh Valley, the region's tourism organization, to take a closer look at the events going on in our community's backyard. LV Insider airs periodically during All Things Considered on Thursdays at 5:44 pm and during Morning Edition on Fridays at 7:35 am.

Independence Day Fireworks Soundtrack

Join us as we partner with the City of Bethlehem and Celebration Fireworks to once again present a synchronized soundtrack to Bethlehem's fireworks display on 88.1 FM. A selection of patriotic-themed music starts things off at 8:30pm leading up to the fireworks soundtrack scheduled to begin at 9:00pm.

Note: Due to a slight delay in our online stream, we recommend listening over the air on 88.1 FM for a properly-synchronized fireworks soundtrack. Have a wonderful Independence Day from all of us at WDIY!

Arts
2:24 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Gruff!

Gruff! A New Family Musical... With Goats!

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Doppelskope co-artistic directors Ora Fruchter and Christopher Scheer about their new family musical Gruff!, on stage in the Studio Theatre of the Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance at Muhlenberg College June 18 - July 26.

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Arts
2:13 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

SouthSide Film Festival Preview

11th Annual SouthSide Film Festival

Host Kenn Michael speaks with John Saraceno and Jeff Vaclavik about the 11th annual SouthSide Film Festival, an annual five-day event featuring international films, guest filmmakers, juried selections, locally produced films, seminars, and networking opportunities for filmmakers and fans of independent film. This year's festival takes place June 10 - 14.

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Arts
2:09 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

BOOM... it's an art show

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Tom D'Angelo about an upcoming art show in Easton, PA.  "BOOM... it's an art show" features the works of 19 artists and will be held in the Alpha Building in Easton (temporarily converted into an art space) on May 31st from 6-10PM.

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Arts
1:24 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Caryl Churchill's "Mad Forest," pt 2

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Director Beth Schachter about her production of Caryl Churchill's "Mad Forest," on stage in the Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, at Muhlenberg College from April 24-26.

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Arts
1:52 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Caryl Churchill's "Mad Forest," pt 1

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Director Beth Schachter about her production of Caryl Churchill's "Mad Forest," on stage in the Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, at Muhlenberg College from April 24-26.

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Arts
1:42 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Veit Stratmann: The Muhlenberg Floor

Host Kenn Michael speaks with artist and teacher Veit Stratmann about his latest exhibition at Muhlenberg College's Martin Art Gallery, The Muhlenberg Floor, on display until April 12, 2014.

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