Ray Leister

Program Host

Ray joined WDIY in 2002 as a local host of “All Things Considered”.  Back then, he also served one term as Treasurer and member of the WDIY Board of Directors. Sometime in 2004, Ray approached Operations Director Neil Hever with the idea of airing a 1950's themed Doo Wop/R&B/Old Time Rock and Roll show.  Since the program lineup lacked this genre, “Blue Moon” made its WDIY debut @ 11 PM each Monday evening.  After about a year in this time slot, listener interest prompted Neil to move “Blue Moon” to its current 5 PM Saturday afternoon time slot.

Ray is a lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley. He graduated Bloomsburg University in 1974 with a BS degree in accounting and economics.  He later earned his MBA degree from Lehigh University in 1980.  Although early retired, Ray's professional career included Executive Positions with Ingersoll Rand Company as well as Chief Financial Officer of a privately held heavy equipment manufacturer.

Ray and his wife, Meg, reside in Lower Macungie Township.