(Center Valley, PA) – Lehigh Valley Business held the award ceremony for their annual Forty Under 40 awards on September 14, 2023 at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. WDIY membership and development director Shamus McGroggan was one of the professionals who was honored.
According to Lehigh Valley Business, Forty Under 40 recognizes professionals under the age of 40 who have been successful in the Greater Lehigh Valley area. Honorees, selected by the Lehigh Valley Business leadership team, were chosen based on professional accomplishments, community service and commitment to inspiring change.
“This year’s Forty Under 40 honorees juggle busy jobs, education and family, all while finding time to make a difference in the lives of others,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, managing director of Lehigh Valley Business/BridgeTower Media. “They are dedicated to inspiring change and improving their communities. Lehigh Valley Business congratulates this year’s honorees.”
McGroggan has been WDIY’s membership and development director since 2014. Throughout his tenure at Lehigh Valley Public Radio, McGroggan has helped WDIY grow its membership revenue by 43%, weather the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and expand its online presence. He has also won four statewide professional broadcasting awards this year.
Outside of his membership and development role at WDIY, McGroggan has raised over $11,000 for local nonprofit organizations since 2015 through his work with Tape Swap Radio, a Lehigh Valley music series that he founded with Matt Molchany of Bethlehem-based Shards Recording Studio.
“It seems fitting that I ended up working at a station called WDIY because the D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) ethic has always guided me,” McGroggan said. “What this has always meant to me is creating the change that you want to see and not waiting for others to forge a path. It is also tied together with a strong sense of community and the philosophy that a rising tide lifts all boats.”
A full list of the 2023 Forty Under 40 honorees is available at the Lehigh Valley Business website.
About Lehigh Valley Business
Lehigh Valley Business is a multimedia news source which began in 1989. It publishes breaking news daily on its website along with distributing a print and online edition. In addition to the Forty Under 40 awards, Lehigh Valley Business hosts seven other annual events, including Women of Influence and Icon Honors, to recognize excellence and provide leadership opportunities.
About WDIY 88.1 FM
WDIY 88.1 FM, Lehigh Valley Public Radio, is a listener-supported public radio station and NPR station based in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania which first began broadcasting in 1995. WDIY serves the community of eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey with national NPR programs, award-winning locally-produced public affairs programs, and a variety of locally-produced music programs. The station can be heard on 88.1 FM in the Lehigh Valley and beyond; 93.9 FM in Easton, PA/Phillipsburg, NJ; wdiy.org; and the official WDIY app.
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