The Lehigh Valley Community Broadcasters Association, licensee and operator of WDIY, recently elected three new members to serve on the Board of Directors for WDIY, Lehigh Valley’s community NPR station.
Officers elected by the board are Judy Parr of Bethlehem (Lehigh University), Dr. Bill Dautremont-Smith of Orefield, and Deborah Carey of Hellertown (Merchants Bank of Bangor). Ms. Parr works as a planned giving officer in Lehigh’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Dr. Dautremont-Smith has previously served as Interim Executive Director of WDIY in 2008 and then Executive Director of the station from 2009 to 2013. He continues to serve as weekly Tuesday host of WDIY’s afternoon eclectic music program, The Blend. Ms. Carey was elected to a two year-term as member representative. She is Vice/President Branch Manager of Merchants Bank of Bangor,, and is involved with several other community organizations in the Lehigh Valley. Ms. Carey has hosted WDIY’s Sunday afternoon world music program, World Bop, for the past nine years.
WDIY has more than 140 volunteers, about 90 of whom host on-air programs. The station’s schedule includes national news and entertainment from the NPR network, locally-produced public affairs shows, and a wide range of music, including classical, album-oriented rock, folk, blues, jazz, and world music.