The Blend

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

Every weekday afternoon, WDIY's signature Triple A 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 Arctic Monkeys, Adele to Howlin' Wolf--The Blend delivers true music variety from record collectors and music enthusiasts.

Lily Mae on The Blend

Aug 8, 2013

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.

Whiskeyhickon Boys on The Blend

Aug 8, 2013

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.

Sofia Rei on The Blend

Aug 6, 2013

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.

John Gorka on The Blend

Aug 6, 2013

Host Carlos Benjamin welcomes John Gorka to the studio for an interview and live performance, prior to his two  appearances during Musikfest, the first during the opening ceremony at 6pm, and then at 9pm on the Liederplatz stage later that evening.  (Original air date August 2, 2013.)

Dave Wakeling of The English Beat on The Blend

Jul 25, 2013

Host Keith Kelleher talks with Dave Wakeling of The English Beat. He talks about his new release, Specialized II: Beat Teenage Cancer.  This second music compilation is a tribute to the music of The English Beat, with all proceeds of the album going to the Teenage Cancer Trust. The band also recently performed in a WDIY sponsored show at Musikfest Cafe.

Bill Dautremont-Smith talks with  Bakithi Kumalo, bassist on Paul Simon's "Graceland" album and his wife Robbi about their performance at Godfrey Daniels on Friday, July 19, 2013. 

SoulRagga on The Blend

Jun 11, 2013

SoulRagga vocalist and percussionist Camille Armstrong and bass player, Steve 'Z' Zalalas stopped by the studio for an interview and live performance, prior to the band playing at Tunes at Twilight in Historic Bethlehem last week. Enjoy!

Willy Porter Visits WDIY

Apr 19, 2013

Contemporary American rock musician and singer-songwriter from Willy Porter, along with vocalist Carmen Nickerson, stopped by the WDIY to talk about the importance of public radio, and to play a few songs, as part of our Public Radio Music Month celebration.

Willy Porter at WDIY

Apr 19, 2013

Contemporary American rock musician and singer-songwriter Willy Porter stopped by WDIY with vocalist Carmen Nickerson to talk about what public radio means to them, and to play a couple of songs, as part of our Public Radio Music Month celebration.

WDIY Joins Public Radio Music Month Celebration

Apr 10, 2013

WDIY announced today that it will participate in the second annual Public Radio Music Month, a month long initiative in April celebrating public radio stations’ invaluable role in America’s music culture.

Public Radio Music Month is a nationwide initiative that connects local public radio station, artists and audiences in communities across the United States. Stations and their partners are featuring exclusive interviews, performances, and more throughout the month.

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