It is with great pleasure that I am writing to you today to share wonderful news about WDIY. We have received approval from the Federal Communications Commission to triple the station's effective radiated power from 100 watts to 300 watts. The increase will expand the station's primary service area by about 250 square miles, enabling WDIY to reach an additional 135,000 people, fully reaching the entire Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas.
WDIY kicked off its 20th anniversary year with a member appreciation party at the Flat Iron Building in South Bethlehem, two floors above the WDIY studios. We had a sold-out crowd with music from the PA Jazz Collective and Mike Mettalia & Midnight Shift.
In celebration of National Poetry Month, host Bathsheba Monk speaks with two Pennsylvania poets about their respective works and inspirations. Marjorie Maddox discusses her latest collection of poems Local News from Someplace Else, and Jerry Wemple describes his newest publication The Artemas Poems. (Original air-date 04/21/14)
Sally Handlon takes a look at the business of branding with one of Pennsylvania's most well-known brands: Penn State University. Joining Sally in the studio will be two PSU Alums: Letterman's Club member Tom Donchez and PSU Lehigh Valley Advisory Board Chair Howard Kulp. (Original air-date April 17, 2014).
Host Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP, AEP, discusses options for budgeting and controlling your cash flow. Laurie takes your questions live on the air at 610-758-8810 from 6 - 7pm. (Original air-date April 16, 2014).
Host Eleanor Bobrow speaks with Executive Director of Senior LIFE Lehigh Valley Bill Coble about the resources and support available to those who wish to maintain their independence as they grow older. Senior LIFE Lehigh Valley is an organization that allows seniors to continue living at home by coordinating healthcare and supportive services in Lehigh and Northampton counties. (Original air-date April 14, 2014).
The Society of the Arts (SOTA) of the Allentown Art Museum is back with the 2014 SOTA Show House, a beautiful mansion in historic downtown Bethlehem opening to the public on April 26th. Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle will talk with Show House co-chairs Shirlee Neumeyer and Sherry May about this year's gem, dubbed "Downton Abbey" for its grandeur and connection to the Moravian community. (Original air-date April 14, 2014).
Hosts Annie Prince and Bruce Wilson talk with Martin Boksenbaum, member of the Steering Committee of the Alliance for Sustainable Communities--Lehigh Valley, about their efforts for Earth Day this year, including the 2014 edition of Sustainable Lehigh Valley, a free annual booklet published with a listing of local Earth Day events. (Original air-date April 15, 2014).