The Blend

"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.

WDIY Studio Session: Trouble City All-Stars

Jul 29, 2016

Bethlehem-based reggae band, Trouble City All-Stars, join Shamus McGroggan in the WDIY studios for a stripped-down performance and interview as part of WDIY's Musikfest preview.

Trouble City All Stars perform a free set at Musikfest on Tuesday, August 9th at Volksplatz. More information about their Musikfest performance is on the Musikfest website. A full list of upcoming show dates in Bethlehem for Trouble City All-Stars is below:

WDIY Studio Session: The Insidious Rays

Jul 29, 2016

Bethlehem-based band, The Insidious Rays, join Shamus McGroggan in the studio for a live stripped-down performance and interview ahead of their set at this year's Musikfest.

The Insidious Rays perform a free set on Sunday, August 14th at the Air Products Aetna Americaplatz Stage which is located at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks on Bethlehem's south side. More information on their performance is on the Musikfest website.

(Original air-date: 7/28/2016)

WDIY Studio Session: VoirVoir

Jul 28, 2016

Bethlehem-based indie rockers, VoirVoir, join WDIY's Shamus McGroggan in the studio for a live stripped-down performance and interview ahead of their set at this year's Musikfest.

VoirVoir perform a free set on Tuesday, August 9th at the Provident Bank Main Street Stage. More information on their performance is on the Musikfest website.

(Original air-date: 7/27/2016)

Interview: Lake Street Dive on The Blend

Jun 3, 2016

Host Keith Kelleher speaks with the members of the Boston, Massachusetts multi-genre band (and Blend favorite) Lake Street Dive ahead of their performance that night at Musikfest Cafe.

(Original air-date: 6/1/2016)

Lehigh Valley Ambient Experimental Duo JMMY on The Blend

May 9, 2016

WDIY's Shamus McGroggan talks with John Kimock and Alex Luquet from the new Lehigh Valley ambient experimental duo JMMY. The band talks about their new EP Partial and their album release show later that night at The Funhouse in Bethlehem.

(Original air-date: 5/6/2016)

Nellie McKay on The Blend

Apr 1, 2016

Singer-songwriter, actress, and comedian Nellie McKay joins host Bill Dautremont-Smith to talk about her performance  at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown.

(Original air-date: 03/15/16)

Eric Mintel Interviewed on The Blend

Feb 4, 2016

Bill Dautremont-Smith speaks to composer and jazz pianist Eric Mintel about his performance at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, February 6th which will feature original music and performances of classic TV theme songs. 

(Original air-date: 2/2/2016)

George Hrab on The Blend

Jan 26, 2016

Multi-instumentalist, composer, and musical chameleon, George Hrab, returned to the WDIY studios to talk about The Broad Street Score, a reworking of his compositions from the last 20 years for a performance with string quartet, the Rittenhouse Strings, on Saturday, January 23rd at the IceHouse in Bethlehem.

In addition to discussing George's career, host Bill Dautremont-Smith played some of the original versions of George's songs with previews of the string quartet versions.

(Original air-date: 1/19/2016)

Dave Davies of The Kinks Interviewed on The Blend

Oct 23, 2015

Dave Davies, founding member of The Kinks, talked with WDIY's Neil Hever ahead of his solo performance on October 13, 2015 at Steel Stacks in Bethlehem. The two discuss Davies childhood, his work with the Kinks, and his recent musical endeavors.

(Original air-date: 10/13/2015)

Musical Duo Nalani & Sarina on The Blend

Mar 23, 2015

  New Jersey twin sister pop/rock/soul duo Nalani & Sarina talk with host Ryan Gottlieb on ‪The Blend ahead of their performance at Godfrey Daniels later that night along with John Beacher.

(Original air-date 2/27/2015)