The Blend

Weekdays, 1pm-4pm

"The old, new, borrowed, and blue"

Every weekday afternoon, The Blend delivers three hours of eclectic music featuring a healthy dose of new releases alongside older favorites. The music is hand-picked daily by our regular roster of rotating hosts.

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1:04 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

John Gorka on The Blend

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.)

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12:29 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Dave Wakeling of The English Beat on The Blend

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.

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12:32 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Bakithi and Robbi Kumalo on The Blend

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. 

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11:07 am
Tue June 11, 2013

SoulRagga on The Blend

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!

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3:15 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Willy Porter Visits WDIY

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.

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2:21 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Willy Porter at WDIY

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.

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1:21 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

WDIY Joins Public Radio Music Month Celebration

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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12:17 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Yancarlos Sanchez Live on The Blend

Yancarlos Sanchez stopped by the studio on Tuesday afternoon, for a short chat with host Mike Space, and to give us a sneak listen at what we'll hear on Saturday night at WDIY's Winter Blast!

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7:51 am
Sun December 23, 2012

Get Your Tickets to WDIY's Winter Blast!

Tickets are on sale now for WDIY's Winter Blast, happening Saturday, February 2 from 7-11pm at the Rodale Room at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown. 

The night will include light fare, beverages and lots of dancing to the music of Yancarlos Sanchez and Lehigh Valley Soul Project. We'll also have a photo stage, thanks to Dan's Camera, and a silent auction featuring photography, weekend get-a-ways, jewelry and more.

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9:35 am
Tue December 18, 2012

The Kennedys Perform Live on The Blend

The Kennedys perform live on The Blend with host Mike Riess.

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