WDIY Memories

Celebrating 25 years of Lehigh Valley Public Radio with reflections from volunteer programmers and archived audio.

WDIY Memories - John Pearce

Dec 24, 2020

Morning Edition and Lehigh Valley Discourse host John Pearce remembers how he was recruited to join WDIY as a volunteer.

WDIY Memories - Mike Riess

Dec 24, 2020

Friday Night Late Night host Mike Riess shares a story of being on-air and watching the clock count down on New Year's Eve in 1999, wondering what the turn of the century would bring.

WDIY Memories - Keith Kelleher

Dec 24, 2020

Keith Kelleher, host of Wednesday editions of The Blend, retraces his radio hosting experience and journey with WDIY, starting in 2002 at the urging of longtime volunteer Mike Space.

WDIY Memories - Rob Reagan

Dec 24, 2020

Milestones host Rob Reagan shares a story about former programmer Truman Ingalsbe and how a love of music, nature, and literature came together to form the program Meanderings, and also takes a look back at the history of jazz programs and volunteering at WDIY.

WDIY Memories - Silagh White

Dec 24, 2020

Lehigh Valley Arts Salon host Silagh White describes how, as a longtime listener of public radio, hearing WDIY's local programming provided a sense of connection, familiarity, and feeling of home.

WDIY Memories - Dave Fry

Dec 24, 2020

Dave Fry, longtime programmer and host of Live from Godfrey Daniels and Sunday Folk, reminisces on how the Americana sounds of All Reet Street came to WDIY, and also recalls the efforts taken to share the music of Godfrey Daniels performers with listeners across the Lehigh Valley.

WDIY Memories - Cheryl Haughney

Dec 24, 2020

Co-founder Cheryl Haughney shares the stories of how the iconic W-D-I-Y callsign came to be, as well as how the station found its frequency at 88.1 FM on the dial.

WDIY Memories - Stewart Brodian

Dec 24, 2020

Stewart Brodian, host of The Blend, Milestones, and Saturday Night Alternative, speaks about interviewing independent artists and asking the right questions, and also shares a personal memory about former WDIY member Mike Space.

WDIY Memories - Tom Druckenmiller

Dec 24, 2020

Tom Druckenmiller, host of In the Tradition, Sunday Folk, and Sing Out! Radio Magazine,  fondly recalls fundraising efforts in the early days of WDIY, shares memories of rehearsing for his first-ever show, and remembers the valuable contributions of former volunteer George Libricz.

WDIY Memories - Marcie Lightwood

Dec 24, 2020

Morning Edition programmer Marcie Lightwood recalls the time an earthquake hit the Lehigh Valley and WDIY's Mike Space made a particular music choice, and also describes her experience emceeing during an especially rainy Celtic Classic.

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