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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Education
12:59 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Lehigh Valley Green Builders

Today, our guest is Brian Baker from the Lehigh Valley Green Builders.   He is also a Co-Owner of two local, award-winning custom design-build firms, studio26 homes and Renu Building & Energy Solutions.  Brian, thank you for joining us today.  I understand you just returned from California after being a juror for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.  Can you share with our audience a little bit about that unique experience?

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Arts
1:39 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Bill Hayward's The Human Bible

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Geoff Gehman, arts reporter and author, about Bill Hayward's photography exhibition at the Martin Art Gallery at Muhlenberg College as part of Lehigh Valley's Invision Photo Festival.

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Music
5:55 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Thomas Dolby on The Blend

Blend host Keith Kelleher and Thomas Dolby

Thomas Dolby, synthesizer whiz from the 80s,  stopped by to chat with Keith Kelleher about his new film and musical project 'The Invisible Lighthouse' on Wednesday's The Blend.

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Education
12:36 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Preserving Your Harvest

Tasty Seasonal Recipes for the Everyday Chef: Preserving Your Harvest

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Education
1:48 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Fresh Food Access Plan

Envision Lehigh Valley is a public outreach effort designed to engage the citizens of Northampton and Lehigh Counties to create a truly sustainable Lehigh Valley.  The Greater Lehigh Valley chapter of Buy Fresh Buy Local (BFBL-GLV), a program of the Nurture Nature Center in Easton, PA, is acting as a sub-awardee under the Sustainable Communities Grant to develop a Fresh Food Access Plan (FFAP) for the Lehigh Valley.  The FFAP will include both an Assessment Report of the current state of the Lehigh Valley food economy and a strategies plan to improve this economy in the future.

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Music
10:39 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Awadagin Pratt on WDIY Classics

Host of WDIY Classics, Waldemar Vinovskis speaks with Diane Wittry, conductor of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and pianist Awadagin Pratt about Miller Symphony Hall's "Opening Revelry" concert performance on Sunday, October 13.  (Original air date October 11, 2013).

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Arts
10:24 am
Tue October 15, 2013

2013 October Show featuring Richard Marsh

Welcome to Stories in the Valley. I’m your host, Charles Kiernan.

Being that Halloween is around the corner, I have for you today a bit of gallows’ humor. It is a poem recited by our Irish friend, Richard Marsh, off of his CD The Tower of Breogán and called The Ballad of Kishóg’s Curse.

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Arts
4:01 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Poe: A Madman Knows Nothing

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Allentown Public Theatre Director Joshua Neth on his latest one-man show, Poe: A Madman Knows Nothing.

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Education
11:22 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Northampton & Lehigh Counties' Open Gate Farm Tours

Joining us today is Erin Frederick from Penn State Extension.  She’s with us today to discuss the upcoming Northampton County and Lehigh County Open Gate Farm Tours this month.

Erin, could you give us some background on these events?

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