The Blend

An important coronavirus update: Many of our community hosts and their programs will be absent this spring as they heed the call from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to stay home to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. Rest assured, the real voices you have come to know will return to WDIY when it is safe to do so. Until then, you can still hear great music from WDIY's massive music library during the same regularly scheduled times.

"The old, new, borrowed, and blue."

Every weekday afternoon, WDIY's signature Triple A music program serves up three hours of eclectic music including rock, pop, blues, and beyond. Always fresh with music that's hand-picked daily by our regular roster of rotating hosts, The Blend features a healthy dose of new releases alongside older favorites; everything from Neil Young to Arctic Monkeys, Adele to Howlin' Wolf--The Blend delivers true music variety from record collectors and music enthusiasts.

Chris Strong |

Yesterday was a tough day. I lost a cousin to cancer, and I had just gotten off the phone telling the kids when I got the news alert – Adam Schlesinger, prolific pop genius, and only 52, had passed away due to COVID-19 complications.

WDIY's Top 10 Albums of February 2020

Mar 21, 2020

These are the top ten most played albums on WDIY for the month of February. Click through the slideshow to follow along.

William H. Travis Live on The Blend

Feb 27, 2020
Emily Schlegel |WDIY

Laid-back Bethlehem indie folk artist William H. Travis along with his band talks with host Shamus McGroggan about their music and group dynamic, as well as their upcoming show to benefit Lehigh Valley Girls Rock.

Taylor Galassi from This Way to the Egress on The Blend

Feb 25, 2020
Emily Schlegel | WDIY

"Tyrant" Taylor Galassi from This Way to the Egress, the Bethlehem-based eclectic cabaret band, joins Bill Dautremont-Smith for an interview featuring an exclusive sneak preview of tracks from the group's next album. 

Jake Shimabukuro Trio Live on The Blend

Feb 18, 2020
Emily Schlegel |WDIY

Hawaii native and viral ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro joins Scott Sherk in studio for a live performance and interview ahead of his performance with the Jake Shimabukuro Trio at the Musikfest Café in Bethlehem.

Dustbowl Revival Live on The Blend

Feb 5, 2020
Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Americana roots band Dustbowl Revival joins host Shamus McGroggan in the WDIY studios for a live performance and interview ahead of the band's show at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem.

WDIY's Top 10 Albums of January 2020

Jan 30, 2020

These are the top ten most played albums on WDIY for the month of January. Click through the slideshow to follow along.

Steve Brosky & Kenny Siftar Live on The Blend

Nov 21, 2019
Alexis Raskin

Host Bill Dautremont-Smith welcomes Lehigh Valley musicians Steve Brosky and Kenny Siftar to the studio to talk about their performance at SteelStacks with The Band of Veterans in honor of Veterans Day.

Jeremiah Tall Live on The Blend

Oct 3, 2019
Shamus McGroggan

Bucks County Americana singer-songwriter Jeremiah Tall joins host Bill Dautremont-Smith in the studio for a live stripped-down performance and interview with his newly-assembled band, The Lore.

Interview: Don Braden on Doodlin'

Sep 26, 2019

Arnie Lichten talks with jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer and educator Don Braden. Braden’s jazz career has spanned over 40 years, touring with jazz greats such as Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Tony Williams, and many others.