WDIY hires Margaret McConnell as executive director

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Margaret McConnell will lead WDIY in Bethlehem, Pa., as executive director, the station announced Tuesday. 


McConnell succeeds Greg Capogna, who will retire Feb. 29 after leading the community radio station for five years. McConnell began Feb. 5. 

“Margaret is an experienced and highly regarded community champion who will spearhead continued growth as the station nears its third decade of serving the region,” Karen El-Chaar, chair of the WDIY board, said in a press release. “She is the perfect person to leverage the stability and expansion we saw during Greg’s tenure and expand WDIY’s presence in the community across all platforms.”

McConnell was most recently director of strategic partnerships at People First Federal Credit Union and had held leadership roles in marketing and communications. 

“I will bring my passion for serving the community, building relationships and connecting people to all facets of WDIY’s operations,” McConnell said in the release. “The station is the unequivocal leader in bringing a diversity of voices, viewpoints, conversations, music and culture to the greater Lehigh Valley. I’m honored to have the opportunity to amplify everything the station represents.”

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