Previewing WDIY's New 'Early Rock & Roll Saturday Evening'

Aug 31, 2018

Saturdays on WDIY are about to become an even better place to discover rock and roll's past. Beginning Saturday, September 1, 2018, WDIY is unveiling our new 'Early Rock & Roll Saturday Evening.' John Dodds sat down with hosts Ray Leister and Neil Hever to talk about the idea behind the revamped programming block and to hear some stories about the music that's in store.

WDIY Broadcast Signal Issues

Aug 9, 2018

Update 8/10/18, 2:00 pm: Equipment came back from repair this morning and has been reinstalled, and we are back to normal broadcasting on our regular transmission equipment, as of about 1:30 pm today!   We have been broadcasting glitch-free since then, and will be monitoring over the weekend before declaring complete success. Thanks for your patience while we resolved double sets of equipment issues!

Photos: WDIY's 23rd Anniversary Party

Mar 6, 2018
Nilo Hodge

On Saturday, March 3, 2018, WDIY celebrated 23 years in the Lehigh Valley with our annual Anniversary Party. WDIY volunteers, members, listeners, board members, and staff packed the Ice House in Bethlehem for a memorable night celebrating WDIY's history in the Lehigh Valley and our accomplishments over the last year. Nilo Hodge documented the night with these photos.

WDIY Executive Director Wagner Previato Says Goodbye

Feb 2, 2018

WDIY Executive Director Wagner Previato has announced that he has accepted another employment opportunity and will be stepping down from his position at the station. February 2, 2018 will be his last day with WDIY. On his final day at the station, we here at WDIY reflect on his tenure over the the last four-and-a-half years.

5th Annual December Pledge Drive Giveaways

Dec 8, 2017

WDIY's 5th Annual December Pledge Drive is talking place December 11-15, 2017. Everyone who contributes to the drive will be entered into ALL the giveaway drawings:

WDIY Announces 2017 Member Representative Election Meeting

Oct 25, 2017

WDIY is pleased to announce that our annual Membership Representative Election Meeting will take place at WDIY on November 13, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

WDIY on-air volunteer Ashleigh Strange is the one candidate pursuing the opportunity to join the Lehigh Valley Community Broadcasters Association Board of Directors as a WDIY Member Representative. The purpose of the Member Representative position is to provide a voice to the station's volunteers and WDIY members on the Board of Directors. All members are invited to attend and vote.

Board President, Karen El-Chaar, will also provide updates about WDIY at the beginning of the meeting.

If you are interested in attending the Membership Representative Election Meeting please RSVP to Alison DelRe at alison@wdiy.org by Wednesday, November 1, 2017 as seats are limited. Ashleigh Strange's biography is below:

In Memory of Otto Bost

Jul 31, 2016

On July 26, 2016 the Lehigh Valley arts community lost a wonderful friend.  Otto Bost, aka, “Folk Dude” died suddenly while he was on vacation visiting family in North Carolina.  Otto was in the original line-up of radio programmers when WDIY went on-air in 1995. His talents as an audio engineer, broadcast announcer, and live emcee helped WDIY to sound great in its first decades. 

WDIY Listeners,

It is with great pleasure that I am writing to you today to share wonderful news about WDIY.  We have received approval from the Federal Communications Commission to triple the station's effective radiated power from 100 watts to 300 watts. The increase will expand the station's primary service area by about 250 square miles, enabling WDIY to reach an additional 135,000 people, fully reaching the entire Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas.

Photos: WDIY's 20th Anniversary Celebration

Feb 11, 2015
Otto Bost

WDIY kicked off its 20th anniversary year with a member appreciation party at the Flat Iron Building in South Bethlehem, two floors above the WDIY studios. We had a sold-out crowd with music from the PA Jazz Collective and Mike Mettalia & Midnight Shift.

National Poetry Month on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Apr 24, 2014

In celebration of National Poetry Month, host Bathsheba Monk speaks with two Pennsylvania poets about their respective works and inspirations. Marjorie Maddox discusses her latest collection of poems Local News from Someplace Else, and Jerry Wemple describes his newest publication The Artemas Poems. (Original air-date 04/21/14)