November 16 - 22 , 2020
Program Highlights
Host: Paul Willistein
Monday, 5:44 - 5:50 p.m. during All Things Considered

“Come Play” stars Allentown’s Winslow Fegley as Bryon, an elementary school student who dishes it out to a fellow student, Oliver (Azhy Robertson), a person on the autism spectrum, who befriends Larry, a monster that manifests itself from his smart phone. “Come Play” has some genuine jump scares in a screenplay that is smart and heartfelt. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the Horror film.
Host: Greg Capogna
Monday, 6 - 7 p.m.

Join us for a special one hour On Every Main Street with Greg Capogna featuring Lamont McClure, Executive for Northampton County and his thoughts on the election and Covid-19. Greg then continues his COVID Comeback's Series with Kat Mahony of We Discover Geeks, Matt Provence, COO Lehigh Valley Zoo and Michael Keim, President of Univest Bank.
Host: Rob Reagan
Monday, 9 - 11 p.m.

Monday's Milestones hosted by Rob Reagan will feature the conversation with Gene Perla by host Bill Dautremont-Smith, jazz bassist, bandleader, composer, educator and record company owner who has made a base for himself in Easton for the last many years and has become a major mover in the local jazz scene, as well as nationally and internationally. After talking briefly about Gene's long jazz career that extends back to the sixties and work with many of the best known names in jazz, the conversation focuses on Gene's upcoming live-streamed concert at 7:30pm this Friday Nov 20 from the main stage at Miller Symphony Hall, re-establishing their monthly jazz series in which WDIY has been the long-term media partner. Gene premiers a new project, Three Trios, which involves himself and the well-known drummer Adam Nussbaum as the common rhythm section, together with three young, up-and-coming pianists, Sean Gough, Oscar Williams II and Davis Whitfield, with each pianist imparting their character to the trio. In addition, Nicole Glover, a young tenor saxist who is an emerging force in the NYC jazz scene, will guest with each trio. More details and tickets at www.millersymphonyhall.org/calendar/event/830/ .

Host: Steve Capwell and Fuzzy
Monday, 11 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Capwell and Fuzzy will concentrate on 1949 and will feature John Lee Hooker, Big Jay McNeely, Julia Lee and Her Boyfriends, T-Bone Walker, Louis Jordan and His Tympany 5 and a host of heroes who played the music that made Black America dance and influenced Elvis and the rock-a-billy cats and kittens.
Hosts: Bill Dautremont-Smith
Tuesday, 1 - 4 p.m.

Host Bill Dautremont-Smith includes an encore broadcast of his conversation with Easton, PA-based jazz artist Gene Perla. Plus, three hours of music for your Tuesday afternoon: rock, pop, blues, folk, and beyond.
Host: Dave Fry
Tuesday, 7 - 9 p.m.

This week's show features archied sets from David Bromberg ('86), Archie Fisher ('14), Cilla Fisher and Artie Trezise ('80), Holly Near ('01), Dry Branch Fire Squad ('19), Peter Rowan and Jerry Douglas ('95), Catie Curtis ('17), Pete Kennedy ('16) and more. The featured CD is Alice Howe's "Visions" album.
Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP®
Wednesday, 6 - 7 p.m.

Laurie Siebert will continue a discussion about:
“Special circumstances in financial planning – what are yours?” Laurie will address questions live during the show at 610-758-8810, and those submitted online at yourfinancialchoices.com.
Host: Sally Handlon
Thursday, 6 - 7 p.m.

Sally Handlon welcomes Eric J. Bartosz, a Lehigh Valley author of Bar40 - Achieving Personal Excellence for Reaching Peak Potential, and Raja Bhattacharya, Director of the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship with Northampton Community College and his course on developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset.
Host: Bill Fox
Thursday, 11 p.m. - 1 a.m.

The Special Focus for November is the Tone Science sub-label of DiN Records which features artists working in the field of modular synthesis. Unlike keyboard synthesizers, modular synthesizers have no set architecture and make no sound until the user connects building block modules together with patch cords. This makes a modular synthesizer a highly flexible and personal system, especially since the user selects modules to populate a system based on knowledge, personal taste, and available budget.
On the next Galactic Travels™, the month-long focus on Tone Science continues. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Tone Science Module No. 3: Cosines and Tangents."
You will also hear new music by Ian Boddy on DiN Records and by Aperus on Geophonic Records.

The latest show's playlist (November 12 - show #1232) is available for your inspection.
Host: George Libricz and the Old Guy
Friday, 7 - 9 p.m.

Unlimited Possibilities (folk and beyond) is hosted this week by Little George and The Old Guy.
Host: Bill Dautremont-Smith
Saturday, 1 - 3 p.m.

This week, the program will take on a decidedly Spanish flavor, with quite a number of pieces having a Spanish component of one sort or another. In addition, there will be a Madagascan feature, and music from West Africa, Scandinavia and other regions around the globe, with some of the music that you might hear on the weekday Blend completing the picture.
Latest Features from WDIY:
Features from WDIY Partners
November 20, 2020
7:30 p.m.
Streaming live from the stage of Miller Symphony Hall, 3 Trios is a vision created by jazz bassist Gene Perla. It will be an opportunity for listeners to appreciate the creativity of three blooming pianists. Anchored by bass, propelled by drums, and spearheaded by saxophone, the presentation will fulfill the promise of "real jazz."

The program will be available on demand beginning November 21, 2020.
7:30 p.m.
The music returns to Miller Symphony Hall with special chamber concerts featuring the outstanding musicians of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra. Watch virtually from home! Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a brilliant piano trio and his glorious Septet in E-flat – considered one of the most popular chamber works during the composer’s lifetime.

The program will be available on demand beginning November 22, 2020.
November 21, 2020
7 p.m.
Join Godfrey Daniels for the latest concert and conversation in their live-stream series, hosted by Dina Hall. Peter Karp is a storyteller who also is an assertive singer, an insightful songwriter, a spellbinding performer, and a searing slide guitarist with significant keyboard skills. Ever the multi-tasker, Karp bounces between several instruments, handling electric resonator slide guitar, acoustic guitar — as well as harmonica and piano.

The performance is presented over Facebook and YouTube free to watch with donations going to the artist.
On view now
The Allentown Art Museum presents the opening of their fall season with three exhibitions:

  • “New Century, New Woman” featuring clothing and accessories from the turn of last century.
  • “Prints & Protests, 1960-1970,” artists that became activists to challenge the status quo.
  • Intuition & Reflection: The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu," exploring the work of one of America's most revered ceramic artists.
Now – March 7, 2021

National Museum of Industrial History, Bethlehem
"Machines of Interest," the selected works of photographer Stephen Malloy, features original prints that explore and look at the industrial lifecycle, uncovering the stories of human-made machines.
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