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
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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Arts
6:03 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Tracing Time to Measure Space part 1

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Anthony Viscardi, artist and professor of architecture at Lehigh University, on  his exhibition in the Main Gallery of the Zoellner Arts Center.

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Arts
2:29 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Crease, Fold, and Bend

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Ethan Berkove, Professor of Mathematics at Lafayette College, on origami and the latest exhibition at Williams Center Gallery "Crease, Fold & Bend," featuring contemporary paper structures where science and math meet art between the folds.

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Arts
12:08 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Poet Ann E. Michael

Host Kenn Michael speaks with WDIY contributor and poet Ann E. Michael.  As fall approaches, Ann Michael discusses her poetry on the dog days of summer.

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Arts
11:53 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Sound Prints, featuring Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Lafayette College's Director of the Williams Center for the Arts Ellis Finger.  about the music of Sound Prints, a group comprised of saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpet player Dave Douglas.  The performance was on September 25, 2013.

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