Coming Up on WDIY

Sunday, 10 - 11 am, Tom Druckenmiller begins a two-part feature highlighting the best recordings released in 2019 including Seamus Egan, Patty Griffin, Bob Dylan, and more.
Thursday at 11 pm, the Special Focus on Modulator ESP continues. The Featured CD at Midnight: "Invocation: From Beyond." New music: Pete Farn, Darshan Ambient, and KB Fortune.

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The Morning Call

Alan Jennings Discusses New Book "The Pursuit of Fairness" on LV Discourse

Greg Capogna welcomes Alan Jennings to the microphone at WDIY, this time as a guest instead of a host, to talk about his new book “The Pursuit of Fairness: Fighting for What’s Right in a World That’s So Wrong."

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Craig Thatcher

Craig Thatcher Band to Perform at WDIY's 25th Anniversary Party

WDIY is hosting a celebration to mark a quarter century of broadcasting on Saturday, March 7th at the Ice House in Bethlehem. Tickets are on sale now.

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Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Alan Jennings welcomes Dr. Chris Borick, Director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, back to the program for his take on current political trends.

At The Movies: Little Women

Jan 17, 2020

“Little Women,” based on the classic Louisa May Alcott novel, is interpreted by director Greta Gerwig and stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern and Meryl Streep. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the romantic-drama.

Economic Pulse: Week of 1/3/20

Jan 17, 2020
Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Dr. Kamram Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

On the Next Galactic Travels™ 2020-01-23

Jan 17, 2020
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Bill Fox / WDS Productions

The latest show's playlist (January 16 - show #1189) is available for your inspection. On the next Galactic Travels™, the month-long Special Focus on Modulator ESP continues.

WDIY's First Hour of Broadcasting Pt. 2

Jan 13, 2020
Bruce Winter | The Express-Times

Well-wishes and congratulations were some of the first sounds to greet listeners to the Lehigh Valley's new fledgling public radio station, WDIY, on January 8, 1995. We've collected more excerpts from our first hour of broadcasting in honor of WDIY's 25th anniversary.

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