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Carlos Benjamin

Program Host

Carlos Benjamin is the host of Rhythm and Roots on Sundays from 3 to 5 pm. Prior to this, he was a 20-year host of The Blend, where he focused on new adult alternative music, including a weekly Rockabilly Roundup feature for five years.  Carlos has hosted numerous performers for interviews and live on-air performances. His radio experience pre-dates WDIY, covering the explosive 80s music scene.  He created and produced WDIY’s Culture Calendar for 10 years and continues to be plugged into the regional live music scene, extending that experience beyond the Lehigh Valley, most recently in Austin, Texas.

Carlos also hosts Lehigh Valley Arts Salon each year to cover Musikfest, the largest free music festival in the country and The Philadelphia Film Festival, one of the largest film festivals in the northeast.