The Board of Directors of WDIY, Lehigh Valley Community Public Radio, is pleased to announce that Wagner Previato has been named Executive Director. Mr. Previato, who will begin work August 19, will advance strategic direction for the organization, and oversee programming, marketing, fundraising, and technology. Previato is an experienced executive who has provided leadership in both for-profit and non-profit organizations throughout his career.
WDIY was one of four recipients of an award from the Eastern PA Arts Alliance, a Bethlehem-based group formed three and a half years ago to support local arts organizations, at their first "Strength in Numbers" ceremony last night. Other recipients included Working Dog Press, WFMZ and Green Leaf Productions.
The organization also awarded five grants at last night's ceremony. Grant recipients included Touchstone Theatre, Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre, Pennsylvania Youth Theatre, Zoellner Arts Center, and Godfrey Daniels.
Yesterday we increased our streaming bit rate from 56 kpbs to 128 kbps. Please have a listen! We're confident you'll notice the vastly improved audio quality and we hope you enjoy the clearer and more natural sound. Of course, this came with a price tag, so please consider supporting your listening "habit" by making a donation to the station. All the buttons you need are found along the top of our website (Listen Live to the left, and Support This Station to the right.) Thanks!
The Board of Directors of WDIY announced that its Executive Director, Dr. Bill Dautremont-Smith will retire by the end of the summer. The Board plans to engage in a national search to fill the position. Dautremont-Smith, who will assist with the transition, spent five years at WDIY as Executive Director. Prior to that, he served on the board of directors for four years, and has been a volunteer on-air host for the past ten years.