Bethlehem

Cops 'n' Kids President Beverly Bradley on The Blend

Apr 12, 2018

Cops 'n' Kids Lehigh Valley President Beverly Bradley joined Shamus McGroggan live in the studio during WDIY's 2018 Spring Pledge Drive to discuss the drive partnership.

For every $100 WDIY raises during the drive, three books will be provided to Cops 'n' Kids Lehigh Valley courtesy of the Renaissance Hotel in Allentown.

Bradley also discussed her organization which provides books to children throughout the year as well as their upcoming free Celebration of Reading event on April 28, 2018 at Northampton Community College's Fowler Family SouthSide Center in Bethlehem.

Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez on LV Discourse

Mar 22, 2018

Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez, who recently provided a "state of the city" presentation to Bethlehem's community leaders, joins host Sally Handlon to discuss that presentation which covers accomplishments in his first term and his vision for the next four years.

(Original air-date: 3/15/2018)

March is Women's History Month, and we're exploring work by and about women in the Valley on this edition of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon.

First, hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller will talk with DanceLink creator/choreographer Sarah Carlson and composer Vernon Mobley about their new collaboration, "The Body Keeps The Score: Dancing with Trauma and Recovery", opening March 23 at the Ice House in Bethlehem.

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer on Take Charge of Your Life

Mar 8, 2018

This weeks' show featured the story of a remarkable gentleman - Mace Bugen, a 43-inch achondroplastic dwarf - figured out early in life how to make the world aware of his formidable presence. Eleanor Bobrow's guest was Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer who wrote "The Little Gate Crasher," a larger than life biography about her Great Uncle Mace, who overcame all obstacles standing in his way of success despite his disability.

Photos: WDIY's 23rd Anniversary Party

Mar 6, 2018
Nilo Hodge

On Saturday, March 3, 2018, WDIY celebrated 23 years in the Lehigh Valley with our annual Anniversary Party. WDIY volunteers, members, listeners, board members, and staff packed the Ice House in Bethlehem for a memorable night celebrating WDIY's history in the Lehigh Valley and our accomplishments over the last year. Nilo Hodge documented the night with these photos.

Interview: Ask Me Another's Ophira Eisenberg on WDIY

Mar 2, 2018

NPR's Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg stopped by the WDIY studios while in Bethlehem to perform a stand-up comedy show at SteelStacks in the Fowler Blast Furnace Room. She talked with host Shamus McGroggan about the show, her history with comedy, and more.

Ask Me Another airs Saturdays at 10 AM on WDIY.

(Original air-date: 3/2/2018)

Host Bill Dautremont-Smith previews the second half of the 2017-18 season at Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem. Bill welcomes guests Candi Staurinos, Zoellner's marketing director, and Andrew Cassano, Zoellner's operations director.

(Original air-date: 1/15/2018)

Apollo Grill's Rachel Griffith on The Inside Dish

Dec 19, 2017
Facebook, Apollo Grill

Michael Drabenstott continues his culinary tour of the Lehigh Valley with guest Rachel Griffith who has been general manager at Apollo Grill for the last 10 years. She is slated to become the new owner of the fine dining restaurant in downtown Bethlehem by the end of 2017.

(Original air-date: 12/4/2017)

The Accidentals Live on The Blend

Nov 17, 2017

Michigan indie alt-Americana band The Accidentals joined host Bill Dautremont-Smith in the studio for a live performance and interview about their meteoric career.

This young multi-instrumentalist trio are on a national tour promoting their third album, Odyssey, that has garnered critical acclaim and a lot of airplay on WDIY. The band was in town to play a show later that night at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

(Original air-date: 11/14/2017)

This discussion centered on "Crustless PB&J on Wheat," the witbier that was selected as the winning brew at WDIY's 2nd Annual Homebrew Fest in July. Host Bill Dautremont-Smith talked with the winning homebrewer John Litak as well as the staff at Bonn Place Brewing where the winning brew has just been produced on a commercial scale, owner/brewmaster Sam Masotto and assistant brewer Ryan Kelly. 

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