John Dodds welcomes John Ernesto, festival organizer for the Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest, celebrating its 30th year...twice!  This year's festival features a great lineup of musicians celebrating live performances of jazz, blues, Americana, and more jazz.

WDIY's Top 10 Albums of May 2021

Jun 15, 2021

We took a couple months off to give our listeners a chance to really mix up our top 10 albums list, and you didn’t disappoint! May’s winners come from all different genres and styles, and most of the features are brand new to our air waves. Scroll down for the list, or click through the slideshow to check out the album art! Tune in to see who wins for June 2021.

WDIY's Top 10 Albums of January 2021

Feb 24, 2021

2021 at WDIY kicked off with some new favorites and old classics on-air for our listeners. Check out the full list below to see which artists fought their way into 2021, which ones got left behind, and who the new faces are in our monthly line-up!

WDIY's Top 10 Albums of December 2020

Jan 21, 2021

2020 brought with it plenty of ups and downs as well as some fantastic new music releases and some old classic discoveries. Before we jump into 2021's music scene, let's take a look at what our WDIY listeners enjoyed the most on air from December 2020. Click through the covers to see who came out on top and scroll down to read details.

WDIY's Top 10 Albums of October 2020

Nov 14, 2020

The race for the top 10 albums played at WDIY in October is officially over. Did your favorite stay on the list? Which surprising new find beat out the rest? Scroll down or check out the slideshow to see who got the most spins for October 2020.

Simon Mulligan on Milestones

Feb 11, 2020
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Host John Dodds talks with British pianist Simon Mulligan about his music and his upcoming performance in Miller Symphony Hall's Jazz Upstairs Series.

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.

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.

John Dodds talks with Berks Jazz Fest general manager John Ernesto to preview what's in store for 2019's festivities.


Pianist Fred Hersch on Milestones

Apr 26, 2018

Host Rob Stevens interviewed jazz pianist Fred Hersch, who will bring his trio to Lafayette College's Williams Center on April 18.

The broadcast also featured selections from saxophonist Dave Liebman and pianist Bobby Avey, who will perform as a duo at Miller Symphony Hall's "Jazz Upstairs" on April 20. Plus, South African legend, pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, who will play with his group Ekaya and guest trumpeter Freddie Hendrix at Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center on April 24.

(Original air-date: 04/16/18)