The mission of WDIY 88.1 FM is to engage the Lehigh Valley community through a wide-ranging exchange of news, music, arts, and culturally diverse information.
Culturally diverse and informative, these volunteer-hosted and locally-produced programs are augmented by nationally distributed news and music programs.
WDIY is committed to providing training to broadcast and production volunteers while seeking community input to evaluate local relevance.
WDIY is a listener-supported public radio station and NPR station based in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania. The station first began broadcasting in 1995. WDIY serves the community of eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey with award-winning NPR programs like Morning Edition and All Things Considered along with locally-produced programs exploring political, financial, and cultural topics in the Lehigh Valley.
In addition to news and public affairs, WDIY is also home to an eclectic mix of music programs. Classical, folk, jazz, blues, indie rock, world music, and more can be heard on WDIY every week. WDIY is committed to providing listeners with a wide-ranging mix of stimulating music that isn't available on any other Lehigh Valley radio station.
WDIY operates on a unique community model with a roster of over 120 dedicated volunteers, including over 90 on-air hosts who work to bring the station's programming to listeners year-round. In addition to the core volunteer roster, WDIY's Youth Media Program has also mentored and trained over 200 high school students in audio production, writing, and journalism since first launching in 1999. Recently, WDIY's community-driven focus on the arts was recognized by the Allentown Arts Commission with the 2019 Art Ovation Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts.
The station is licensed to the Lehigh Valley Community Broadcasters Association, Inc., an accredited 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The largest--and most reliable--source of support for the station comes from member contributions. All membership donations made to WDIY are tax-deductible.
WDIY can be heard at:
• 88.1 FM in the Lehigh Valley and beyond
• 93.9 FM in Easton/Phillipsburg
• 93.7 FM in Fogelsville/Trexlertown
• Streaming Online: wdiy.org
• The history of WDIY
• The by-laws of the Lehigh Valley Community Broadcasters Association