The Blend

Weekdays, 1pm-4pm

"The old, new, borrowed, and blue."

Every weekday afternoon, WDIY's signature music program serves up three hours of eclectic music including rock, pop, blues, and beyond. Always fresh with music that's hand-picked daily by our regular roster of rotating hosts, The Blend features a healthy dose of new releases alongside older favorites. Everything from Neil Young to Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Adele to Howlin' Wolf--The Blend delivers true music variety from record collectors and music enthusiasts.

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5:45 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Elegies & Laments on The Blend

Blend host Keith Kelleher welcomes poet Ernest Hilbert and producer/musician Dave Young to talk about their project “Elegies & Laments,” a collaborative affair that is a groundbreaking merge of music and poetry. (Original air date September 18, 2013.)

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5:30 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Air Products' Rock and Roll Band "The Difference" on The Blend

Jeff Williams welcomes members from Air Products’ company rock and roll band “The Difference” to the program for an interview. Fortune magazine named The Difference “Best Corporate Rock Band in America” in 2001, and the band has played over 300 concerts, recorded four studio albums, and helped to raise more than $700,000 for charities throughout the United States.  Due to the upcoming retirement of drummer and vocalist Sal Nicrone, The Difference will play its final concerts on Sept. 8 at the Musikfest Café in Bethlehem.  (Original air date September 6, 2013.)

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11:24 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Sultans of String on The Blend

Sultans of String stop by The Blend this afternoon, prior to their show at Levitt Pavilion later tonight. WDIY is Community Sponsor for the Levitt show. (Original air date August 16, 2013.)

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12:12 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

The Abrams Brothers on The Blend

The Abrams Brothers came by the studio to play some music and talk with Stew, prior to their performance at Musikfest later that evening. (Original air date August 8, 2013.)

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7:26 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Frenchy and the Punk on The Blend

Bill Dautremont-Smith welcomes Frenchy and the Punk to the studio for an intervew and live performance.

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1:40 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

We've Improved Our Stream Quality!

Yesterday we increased our streaming bit rate from 56 kpbs to 128 kbps. Please have a listen! We're confident you'll notice the vastly improved audio quality and we hope you enjoy the clearer and more natural sound. Of course, this came with a price tag, so please consider supporting your listening "habit" by making a donation to the station. All the buttons you need are found along the top of our website (Listen Live to the left, and Support This Station to the right.) Thanks!

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1:41 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Trevor Exter on The Blend

Bill Dautremont-Smith welcomes Trevor Exter to the show. He'll play his new cello for listeners, before he performs at 11pm tonight at Musikfest. (Original broadcast August 9, 2013.)

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11:21 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Lily Mae on The Blend

Host Keith Kelleher welcomes teenage singer-songwriter Lily Mae, whose voice has been compared to Joni Mitchell, to the studio for an interview and live performance prior to her performance at 5pm at Musikfest on the Lyrikplatz stage, for which WDIY is the media sponsor.

Video of Lily's performance.

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10:58 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Whiskeyhickon Boys on The Blend

Host Mike Space welcomes band members from the Whiskeyhickon Boys to the studio for a live performance prior to their show on Main Street at Musikfest later that night. They are also performing at Liederplatz on Friday.

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1:33 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Sofia Rei on The Blend

Host Bill Dautremont-Smith welcomes Sofia Rei to the studio for an interview and live performance.  She is an internationally acclaimed Argentinian jazz and world music vocalist. She will be performing at Plaza Tropical at 6pm tonight, and then onto Lincoln Center on Thursday.

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