September 14 - 20, 2020
Program Highlights
Host: Arnie Lichten
Monday, 1- 4 p.m.

The best mix of eclectic, hand-picked music. Tune in - you'll be glad you did. Tributes to Toots Hibbert of the Maytals, Ronald Khalis Bell of Kool & the Gang, and Dame Diana Rigg.
Host: Kate Scuffle
Monday, 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Mark Fitzgerald Wilson, the new Executive Director of the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University, talks with host Kate Scuffle about his vision for Zoellner and for staying connected virtually with the community until we can all gather together again.
Host: Paul Willistein
Monday, 6:25 - 6:30 p.m. during Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

“The Personal History of David Copperfield” is an origin story and a new take about one of Victorian author Charles Dickens’ most memorable characters. Paul Willistein of Lehigh Valley Press reviews the comedy-drama.
Host: Greg Capogna
Monday, 6:30 - 7 p.m.

Host Greg Capogna talks with Wesley Morris of Saucon Valley Massage Therapy, Andy Lee of Braveheart Highland Pub and Ricky Gower with BB&T now Truist Bank, about the pandemic, its effect on their businesses and how to safely reopen. 
Host: Rob Reagan
Monday, 9 - 11 p.m.

Join host Rob Reagan for a playlist that features everything from big bands to saxophone quartets to piano trios, plus a set remembering bassist Gary Peacock to begin the second hour. This summer's theme of live recordings continues, as well as the usual mix of instrumentals and vocals.
Host: Steve Capwell and Fuzzy
Monday, 11 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Blues, Soul and R&B. Steve Capwell and Fuzzy spend very little time putting this show together and have no idea who you will hear on Monday night except that they will be good, they might be different and they are most probably dead. "Out with the new, in with the old!" is their motto.
Host: Scott Sherk
Tuesday, 1 - 4 p.m.

Scott Sherk will kick off with James Brown and play everything from the Allah-Las to Stan Getz with the Beatles, Pixies, Merle Haggard, and Beck thrown in. It will be a Blend! 
Host: Dave Fry
Tuesday, 7 - 9 p.m.

This week's show features new archives from: Red Molly ('08), Touchstone ('81), Sally Rogers ('87), Tom Paxton ('94), Zen For Primates ('00), Madd Pudding ('00), Elizabeth Corrigan ('80) and more. Our featured CD is Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards' new album Road May Rise.
Host: Lucille Kincaid
Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon

September 17th marks the 5 year anniversary of Lucille's time as host of a WDIY Classics program. Lucille has a show planned with pieces that are in some way connected to the number "5." Lucille appreciates the opportunity to be a member of the WDIY family, and sends to thanks those who have enabled her to share the music!
Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP®
Wednesday, 6 - 7 p.m.

Laurie Siebert returns to the studio for a live show to discuss: “Making the most of your charitable giving.”
Laurie also addresses questions live during the show at 610-758-8810 and those submitted online at
Host: Bill Fox
Thursday, 11 p.m. - 1 a.m.

On the next Galactic Travels™, Bill Fox continues the month-long focus on Eyes Cast Down. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Souls Adrift, in Disrepair" on Kalindi Music. You will also hear new music from the latest Tone Science compilation on DiN Records, by Nimh and Rapoon on Winter-Light, and by Cosmic Star Babies on Alien Tribes Music.

The latest show's playlist (September 10th - show #1223) is available for your inspection.
Host: Karen El-Chaar
Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon

Today’s musical tributes include composers Arnold Schoenberg and Alfred Reed as well as recognition of the Feast Day of Hildegard von Bingen (1098 - 9/17/1179). At 9:30, host Karen El-Chaar presents traditional Chinese classical music performed on erhu and yang-qin (Chinese hammered dulcimer).
Hosts: Alisa Chang and Rachel Martin
Friday, 6 - 7 p.m.

WDIY News brings you the third part in a three-part Special Series from NPR: Summer of Racial Reckoning, hosted by Alisa Chang and Rachel Martin. This episode reports on what has come of the protests so far, and the nation's path forward.
Latest Features from WDIY:
With the election just 60 days away, how safe is our voting process? What role might Hispanics play in the upcoming election? Alan Jennings begins his election year coverage by talking to Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure, Lehigh County Controller Mark Pinsley, and Delia Marrero of the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley. (9/10/2020)
WDIY News' Sarit Laschinsky brings you exclusive coverage of the recent Representative Roundtable on Criminal Justice held at the Life Church at St. Paul's in Allentown on August 28, 2020, featuring Rep. Peter Schweyer; Rep. Michael Schlossberg; and Rep. Jordan Harris, the Democratic Minority Whip.(9/7/2020)
Host Prathysha Kothare speaks with John Cirucci, an adjunct research professor at Arizona State University and retired chemical engineer with Air Products. They discuss climate change, sustainability, and the impact of COVID-19 on energy usage and carbon footprints. (9/2/2020)
Dr. Kamran Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation. (9/11/2020)
“Tenet” is the long-awaited theatrical release from writer-director Christopher Nolan (“Memento,” “Insomnia,” “The Dark Knight trilogy, “Inception,” “Interstellar,” Dunkirk”). Does “Tenet” live up to Nolan’s previous films? Paul Willistein of Lehigh Valley Press reviews the science-fiction espionage thriller. (9/7/2020)
Dr. Kamran Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation. (9/4/2020)
Blake Morgan, owner of Morgan’s in South Whitehall Township, talks with host Michael Drabenstott about the unprecedented financial challenges independent restaurants in the Lehigh Valley are facing amid COVID-19 restrictions.
Host Michael Drabenstott talks about the design, use and benefits of cast iron cookware with Peter Huntley (left), Founder and CEO, and Stu Shank (right), Director of Marketing, of Stargazer Cast Iron in Allentown.
Save the Date!
WDIY's annual Member Representative election and Membership Meeting will take place on Monday, October 19, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The 2020 meeting will be held online due to COVID-19 precautions, and further details on how to virtually participate will be made available closer to the meeting date.
Features from WDIY Partners
An original project created by Touchstone/Moravian MFA student Sean Patrick Cassidy. This site-specific audio walking tour starts on the South Bethlehem Greenway and takes us into a world within our own, allowing the audience to reflect on how they interact with and benefit from natural cycles of change.

Grammy award-winning legend Tom Paxton with Grammy award winning songwriters Don Henry & Jon Vezner present an intimate concert experience full of harmonies, original songs and superb musicianship. Stick around for a 15 minute audience Q&A following the show.
No Tonys & No Tapas, a virtual performance and online auction to replace our annual gala fundraiser of the year, which sadly had to be canceled this past June due to Covid 19. You’ll enjoy the amazing talent of our Civic Theatre Company members and have an opportunity to bid on some very unique items! Join us on Thursday, September 17 at 7:30 on Civic Theatre’s YouTube channel to enjoy the performances.
Touchstone Theatre's Festival Unbound: Sustainability Forum
At last year’s Sustainability Forum, high schoolers from across Bethlehem came together to share projects that would create a more sustainable community for all of us. This year, our students - as they continue to reflect on the massive changes in our world - take those big plans and bring them to the steps of City Hall, to make their voices heard.