Thoughts on WDET’s New Programming

As a new contributor to the site, allow me to introduce myself.
I am a student at Wayne State University studying for my B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Unlike most students, Wayne was my first and only choice. I wanted nothing more than to thrive in the Cass Corridors. I am also a devoted member of WDET, which brings me to my first topic.

WDET’s General Manager, Michael Coleman, asked us to give the new programming a chance. It has been a few weeks now and I must say I’m not completely outraged by the schedule. Here & Now and the BBC’s World Have Your Say have grown on me. I am also pleased to see the return of This American Life and Car Talk. WDET should be considered the “best of” compilation of public radio.

Still even with a great collection of news shows, the music of WDET is greatly lacking. What made ‘DET so unique was its weekday music schedule with small spots such as Judy Adams’ Ala Cart. Its the local programming that makes Detroit public radio so special.
What does everyone else think of the new WDET, or have you all just switched to a new station?

3 Comments so far

  1. Stacey (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2006 @ 11:13 pm

    Welcome, Johnny.

  2. baliad (unregistered) on January 4th, 2006 @ 6:52 am

    welcome aboard johnny!

  3. Joan (unregistered) on January 7th, 2006 @ 3:48 pm

    I am not enjoying the changes. I find myself flipping through the other radio stations, trying to find music to listen to. I work better with music in the background, not international banter.
    I believe WSU wants WDET to fail so they can sell or rent the station for a profit.

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