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Karen El-Chaar & New Teen Hosts | LV Discourse

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From left to right: Karen El-Chaar, Prathysha Kothare, Rayna Malhotra

John Pearce welcomes WDIY Classics host Karen El-Chaar to the interview chair and introduces us to WDIY's newest on-air hosts bringing a youth focus to the airwaves.

First, John welcomes WDIY Classics host Karen El-Chaar to the interview chair to talk about her position as Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Allentown, her passion for classical music and teaching, her trvels around the world, and more.

Next, John introduces us to WDIY's newest on-air teenage hosts: Moravian Academy freshman Rayna Malhotra, the new host of Teen Scientist, and Parkland High School senior Prathysha Kothare, host of WDIY's newest program Teen Connect.

(Original air-date: 9/24/2020)

From the age of 9, John had his sights set on a career in broadcasting. But instead, he wound up teaching French and Spanish at Muhlenberg College for 40 years. Now, in retirement, John gets to call the mic and earphones his buddies at our studios in eclectic South Bethlehem. His signoff: "Remember to be gentle with your neighbor."
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