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.

Ways to Connect

A weekly look at the trends driving our nation's economy as well as the Lehigh Valley's economy.  Economic Pulse  airs Fridays at 5:44pm and Mondays at 7:41am.

(Original air-date: 04/01/16)

Bluesville host Jack Adams is joined by Bethlehem blues musician Craig Thatcher to discuss his performance at the Blast Furnace Blues Festival and current projects.   

WDIY Classics host Karen El-Chaar speaks with Dr. Stephen Sametz, Lehigh University Choral Arts Artistic Director, about his oratorio "A Child's Requiem."  Dedicated to those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012, Newtown, Connecticut, the libretto is based on writings of elementary school children in response to tragedy and loss.

"A Child's Requiem" will be performed at Zoellner Arts Center, November 6th & 7th at 8PM in Baker Hall.

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Ian Summers about his latest exhibition of presidential portraits, "All the Presidents, Men."  On view at the Pomfret Club, 33 S. 4th St, Easton now to Nov. 14.  More information available at

Host Laurie Siebert CPA, CFP®, AEP® discusses longevity -- what it is and how to plan for it. Laurie also answers listener questions.

(Original air-date: 08/05/15)

Host John Pearce welcomes out-going Muhlenberg College President Peyton R. Helm.  Having served at the college in Allentown since July 2003, Helm discusses his tenure at the institution, his experience as president, and his future plans.

As the WDIY Fund Drive is in full swing, Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP, AEP, discusses charitable giving, including ways to give that make a difference for you and your favorite charity.  Laurie also takes listener questions live on the air.

(Original air-date 10/08/14)

Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP, AEP does a retrospective, looking back at the topics covered, guests and personal moments as the show celebrates 5 years on WDIY. Laurie will take your questions live on the air at 610-758-8810 (Wednesdays form 6-7 PM), or you can Contact Laurie at

Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP, AEP discusses positioning and planning strategies for your children’s future education options.

Every Wednesday from 6-7 PM Laurie takes listeners' questions live on-air at 610-758-8810. If you have any questions or comments, you can Contact Laurie at her website

(Original air-date 08/27/14)

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.