April 9 - 15, 2018
 

Today marks the kick-off of the on-air 2018 Spring Pledge Drive. After a successful Buy-Back campaign, we're off to a good start. Now we need to keep the momentum going! We hope you'll join us in making your contribution to help us raise the support  we need to continue bringing you the WDIY programming you love. 

 Call 610-758-8810 between 6 AM and 9 PM during the week or you can make a secure online donation here anytime.

Your donation will automatically enter you
into our 2018 Spring Pledge Drive drawing for: 

 

A "Jim Thorpe Night to Remember for Two," which includes tickets for a show of your choosing at the historic Mauch Chunk Opera House, an overnight hotel stay, and dinner at one of Jim Thorpe's great restaurants. 

 

You can help us keep the drive short by donating today. Every contribution gets us closer to our goal. Be sure to let us know if we can thank you on-air using your first name and city only.
 
Thanks for your support and I hope to hear from you soon!

Sincerely,


Shamus McGroggan
Membership & Development Manager 
Sponsored Shows 

 
Dictators 4 Dummies
Presented by Touchstone Theatre
 
* April 5-15 | 8:00 pm



Popa Chubby
Presented by The Berks Arts Council
 
* April 11 | 7:30 pm



Niyaz - The Fourth Light Project 
Presented by the Williams Center for the Arts
  
* April 11 | 8:00 pm


Cullen and Company
Presented by The Berks Arts Council

* April 12 | 7:30 pm


Ana Popovic / Vanessa Collier  
Presented by The Berks Arts Council

* April 14 | 2:00 pm, 7:30 pm


Bernstein at 100, Copland and Gershwin
Presented by Miller Symphony Hall
  
* April 14 | 7:30 pm
* April 15 | 3:00 pm


LU Jazz Repertory Orchestra
   
* April 14 | 8:00 pm
 


Sam Allen Band - Sunday Brunch
   
* April 15 | 10 :00 am

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Program Highlights
MONDAY, APRIL 9
 
6:30 - 7:00 pm: Lehigh Valley Arts Salon 
Host: George Miller and Kate Scuffle Follow us on Twitter 
     
This week's show is devoted to the upcoming SouthSide Arts & Music Festival. In addition to live music, the festival will showcase visual and performance art in both expected and unexpected places. Joining George and Kate are guests Stacie Brennan, senior director of visual arts education for ArtsQuest, and James West, who sculpted "Split Infinity," a 2,000-lb. bronze sculpture that is one of the festival centerpieces.
 
At the Movies
"Ready Player One" is a cinematic videogame and it's visually-stunning. "Ready Player One," based on the 2011 debut novel by Ernest Cline, who co-wrote the screenplay with Zak Penn ("Last Action Hero," "X-Men: The Last Stand" and their video game versions), is directed by Steven Spielberg. Especially outstanding are Tye Sheridan (Wade Watts, aka Parzival), Olivia Cooke (Samantha, aka Art3mis), Mark Rylance (James Halliday, aka Anorak) and Simon Pegg (Ogden Morrow).  Paul Willistein  of the  Lehigh Valley Press  reviews the science fiction film.  
 
 
 
TUESDAY, APRIL 10
 
7:00 - 9:00 pm: Live from Godfrey Daniels 
Host: Dina Hall Follow us on Twitter
 
During this week's pledge drive, Dina will feature archived music from over the years. Plus plenty of studio cuts of Godfrey's artists past, present and future.
 
 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

6:00 - 7:00 pm: Your Financial Choices

Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP® Follow us on Twitter

Laurie Siebert will discuss retirement planning considerations.

She will take listeners' questions live on the air at 610-758-8810. Questions can be submitted early at yourfinancialchoices.com by clicking "Contact Laurie."


THURSDAY, APRIL 12
 
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Lehigh Valley Discourse  
Host: John Pearce 
 
Provocative, informative and newsworthy, Lehigh Valley Discourse brings you the people and the issues that move and shape our region. Tune in for one of our archived discussions featuring the engaging conversation
 
11:00 pm - 1:00 am: Galactic Travels
Host: Bill Fox Follow us on Twitter 

On  Galactic Travels , Bill Fox presents hour-long soundscapes of electronic, ambient, and space music.
 
This week, Bill will continue his month-long focus on Dan Pound. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Eros Thanatos" on PoundSounds. You will also hear new music by dRachEmUsiK.

 
FRIDAY, APRIL 13
Host: Dr. Kamran Afshar Follow us on Twitter

Dr. Afshar will present a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.


SATURDAY, APRIL 14

1:00 - 3:00 pm: The World Blend
Host: Bill Dautremont-Smith

At 2:00 pm, we feature an interview with jazz musician and author Fred Hersch by WDIY's Rob Stevens . Hersch discusses his latest book, Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In and Out of Jazz, as well as the Fred Hersch Trio's upcoming performance at the Williams Center for the Arts on April 18th at 8:00 pm.