WDET continued

As Girl.in.the.D mentioned, the programming lineup at WDET changes drastically today. Last week, Martin Bandyke resigned under a suspicious cloud and yesterday it was announced that the majority of music programming was booted in favor of talk radio. Bleech. If I wanted to listen to a bunch of talking heads, I can turn on the TV, go into barber shop or even wind up some co-workers. Now where I am supposed to first hear some great but obscure musician.

Some people are thrilled that Ed Love was expanded by 2 hours. I am not. I love jazz and blues. I don’t love Ed Love. In fact, I turn my radio off just so I don’t have to listen to him ramble on about something. I guess there will be a lot of quiet time on my commute now.

5 Comments so far

  1. jeppy (unregistered) on December 13th, 2005 @ 9:46 am

    MGAL: Well you COULD copy the Liz Copland segments to your IPOD – then FM-broadcast it to your car stereo system – or you could get Satellite-Radio and tune in a music station you like…

    I like the talk segments more than the music. If they could re-air some of the comedic pieces: “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” and anything from David Sedaris… as well as that cooking show: Splendid Table… I’d be even happier.

  2. Chris Rohn (unregistered) on December 13th, 2005 @ 12:19 pm

    I wish I had a recording of every time Ed Love said the words “brand new” and the word “yeah”.

    Pushing Liz back to midnight (where she once was) is a bit of a bummer, but at least she’s still there.

  3. Grumpy (unregistered) on December 17th, 2005 @ 10:58 am

    DET always leaned to a different side of my political views. It never kept me from listening to the fantastic musical programing they played. Musically and sonically there was no station its equal in any of the many states I have lived in.

    There are many NPR stations that carry the exact programing DET currently has. Why just be another cog in the wheel when they were such a stand out and above all the rest.

    It will be sorely missed as will be my yearly donations to them by me and many others…

  4. Shock (unregistered) on December 18th, 2005 @ 1:29 pm

    I am in shock over the recent changes at WDET but not surprised. It was pathetic listening to all of those music hosts try to come up with creative ways to get people to donate their hard earned money. At times, these radio hosts wouldn’t even talk to you on the phone. And when they did, they would say, “We don’t take requests” Too bad. The daytime programming was getting stale. I was sick and tired of hearing Judy Adams play all of this crap that she liked. I haven’t listened to public radio in a year. Why should I? I can listen to 200 stations of my choice in my vehicle and at my home. It was time for a change.

  5. paul (unregistered) on December 28th, 2005 @ 7:54 am

    sure shock, we can all go home and start paying out
    the nose monthly to get 200 channels or we can go
    back to free radio in detroit. those were the days.

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