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.

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.

Yancarlos Sanchez Live on The Blend

Jan 31, 2013

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!

Get Your Tickets to WDIY's Winter Blast!

Dec 23, 2012

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.

The Kennedys Perform Live on The Blend

Dec 18, 2012

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

Folk Singer Tracy Grammer Performs Live on The Blend

Jul 16, 2012

Host Carlos Benjamin welcomes Tracy Grammer to the studio for an interview and live performance at, as part of The Blend on Friday, July 20.  Tracy is an American folk singer known for her work as half of the folk duo Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer and for the solo career that she has continued since Carter's death ten years ago. 

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