August 12 - 18, 2019
Musikfest 2019 Features

Missed our Musikfest interviews and studio performances over the past two weeks? Listen to appearances from Tshila, This Way to the Egress, Pentley Holmes, We Banjo 3, and more at our website!
In Memory of WDIY Volunteer Martin Boksenbaum

We remember valued WDIY volunteer and friend Martin Boksenbaum who passed away peacefully in his home on August 7, 2019.
Miller Symphony Hall's Jazz Upstairs Presents:
Chaise Lounge
* Friday, August 16
* 7:30 pm
* Allentown, PA
Chaise Lounge performs a blend of music that sounds like it was recorded at Capitol Recording Studios in 1962 and somehow found its way to today’s pop charts. You might call it “Early Stereo.” Or perhaps Lounge with a capital “L.” Or maybe just plain enjoyable. It is the combination of five of the Washington area’s top jazz musicians playing sparkling arrangements of standards and original tunes and featuring the soft, luminous vocals of Marilyn Older.
The Jim Thorpe Artist Musician Series Presents:
A.J. Croce
* Friday, August 16
* 8 pm
* Jim Thorpe, PA
According to Willie Nelson, “A.J. Croce has wisdom beyond his years. With his music, he represents his generation with a profound sense of honesty in his lyrics and quality in his delivery. The future of entertainment is safe in his hands!” Some artists are afforded the chance to tell their personal stories as they see fit, at a particular moment when they know the time has come. But for many, there is no choice — the story emerges hardwired to the music and they become forever identified with it no matter how their story may evolve or change.
Craig Thatcher Presents
the Music of Jimi Hendrix
* Saturday, August 17
* 7:30 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
Craig Thatcher has performed in more than 35 different countries, and worked with and/or opened for a number of great artists including Simone, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, John Hammond, Train and more. His tribute shows feature music from some of entertainment’s best, including Jimi Hendrix, the Allman Brothers Band and Eric Clapton. Craig Thatcher and his band have garnered a large fan base through their bold, joyful style and skillful blend of classic rock and blues.
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center Presents:
Lehigh Valley Pride 2019:
Millions of Moments of Pride
* Sunday, August 18
* 12 - 6 pm
* Allentown, PA
Lehigh Valley's Pride festival has been a vibrant community event since 1993. In 2017, Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley merged with Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. The exciting community event provides a spotlight on LGBT arts and culture, connects thousands of community members to local resources, provides full-day programming for LGBT youth and teens, and celebrates the diversity in our community. Lehigh Valley Pride has grown to include over 5,000 attendees. Allentown is located 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 70 miles east of New York City. The Lehigh Valley is home to a population of approximately of 800,000 people.
Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra Presents:
Valley Vivaldi
* Sunday, August 18
* 7 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
A delightful series of chamber music concerts by Sinfonia principal instrumentalists in intimate, comfortable venues. Meet the musicians at our post-concert receptions! Featured highlights:

  • Vivaldi- Sinfonia for strings in E, RV 131
  • Tartini- Violin Concerto in g minor, Op. 1 No. 1 Simon Maurer, violin
  • Albinoni- Trumpet Concerto in B Flat, Op. 7 No. 3 Lawrence Wright, trumpet
  • Telemann- Quartet for recorder, violin, oboe and continuo Rainer Beckmann, recorder Cheryl Bishkoff, oboe
  • J. S. Bach- Concerto in d minor for two violins, BWV 1043 Mary Ogletree, violin Rebecca
Find more events coming up
in and around the Lehigh Valley in
WDIY's Community Calendar.
6 - 6:30 pm
Hosts: George Miller, Kate Scuffle
Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle will be looking into two Allentown Art Museum exhibitions that will be closing soon, An Essential Presence and Deco After Dark. This week's guests will be Claire McCree , the Museum's assistant curator who will be discussing Deco After Dark plus; Berrisford Boothe , the principal curator of the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection, who will be discussing An Essential Presence.
Disney's new computer-animated adaptation of its 1994 classic film is setting box office records but does it live up to the hype? Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press  reviews the musical adventure.
6:30 - 7 pm
Host: Greg Capogna
Greg Capogna continues his look at the many corners of the Lehigh Valley through the eyes of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber and its affiliates.

This week's guests are Liz Martin, Major Events Director for The Chamber, and Nate Kline, Chamber Ambassador and Senior Account Executive for Infradapt I.T. Services.
7 - 9 pm
Host: Dina Hall
This week, Dina Hall features archived sets from:

  • Cliff Eberhardt
  • Bill Jones
  • Tim & Mollie O'Brien

Plus plenty of studio cuts of Godfrey’s artists past, present, and future.
6 - 7 pm
Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP ® , AEP ®
Laurie Siebert returns live to the studio to take your questions at 610-758-8810. Questions submitted early at
6 - 7 pm
Host: Dr. Kamran Afshar
Kamran Afshar hosts a roundtable discussion on the results of the latest quarterly economic survey of Lehigh Valley businesses. Guests include:

  • Neal Koplin, Executive VP, & Lehigh Valley and Delaware Region President, Peoples Security Bank and Trust
  • Dr. Chris Borick, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion
  • Chris Defrain, Chief Financial Officer at Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group which owns Red Robin
11 pm - 1 am
Host: Bill Fox
The month-long Special Focus on  Michael Brückner continues. The Featured CD at Midnight will be disc one from "Muzikhala." You will also hear a new release by Neuronium.

The   latest show's playlist (Aug 8 - show #1166)  is available for your inspection.
9 am - 12 pm
Host: Karen El-Chaar
In honor of Lehigh Valley Pride happening this weekend in Allentown, Karen El-Chaar features works from LGBT composers including:

  • Franz Schubert
  • Tchaikovsky
  • Chopin
  • Arcangelo Corelli
  • Handel
  • Francis Poulenc
  • Aaron Copland
  • Samuel Barber
  • Benjamin Britten
  • Leonard Bernstein
  • Wendy Carlos (formerly known as Walter Carlos)