Sunday, July 8, 2012

Help Unlock The Music + StoryCorps Reservations Filling Up Fast via @WDET

You're The Key To Unlocking More Music

For More People. Everywhere.

Your gift of support to WDET's Digital Music Campaign will make more music content accessible to listeners like you - at whatever time is convenient - without sacrificing the daily news, shows and programs that are the cornerstone of WDET's weekday format. More music wherever you go.  From new audio streams to digital archives of the Detroit gem that is the WDET Music Library, your gift today
 will make it possible.

See what treasures from the WDET vault your gifts have already unlocked here.  

StoryCorps Reservations Filling Up Fast

Join us in welcoming StoryCorps to Detroit on the morning of July 9th for our Opening Day celebration at the Carr Center.  The first week of reservations are almost booked up, so reserve a spot to tell your story or interview a loved one today!

Here are a few memorable StoryCorps recordings worth sharing:

A Brooklyn couple remember their first date

Two siblings share memories of their brother who was killed in Iraq

A retired Memphis sanitation worker and his wife recall Martin Luther King Jr.'s final speech

StoryCorps' visit to Detroit is supported by: 
Hodges Subaru, Oakwood Healthcare System, and Tapper's Fine Diamonds and Fine Jewelry

In Case You Missed It: Midday Highlights

Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP 
Morgan Freeman shares why he believes President Obama should notbe called America's first black president on Fresh Air.

Discovering The "God Particle" - The Craig Fahle Show
Wayne State University Professor Paul Karchin is a member of the team that discovered the new subatomic particle being referred to as the "God Particle".  He joined us to talk about 
the implications of this monumental discovery that brings us closer to a possible understanding of how the universe formed.

The Craig Fahle Show airs M-F at 10am.

Morgan Freeman: No Black President For U.S. Yet
Tell Me More 
Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman joins Michel Martin to discuss his new movie, The Magic of Belle Isle, and politics. He was especially interested in 
talking about President Obama, and why Freeman thinks he should not be called America's first black president.

Tell Me More airs M-Th at Noon & M-Th at 9pm

Fukushima: Man-Made Disaster? - World Have Your Say 
report into the meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan says it was a profoundly man-made disaster that could have been prevented. WHYS discusses the findings with guests in Japan.

World Have Your Say airs M-Th at 1pm. 

Redesigning the American Dream - Q

For the final installment of Q's Redesigning America series, they asked a host of top thinkers and cultural figures - From Toni Morrison to  Rosanne Cash - to take on the American Dream.

Q airs M-Th at 2pm.

AIDS In Black America: A Public Health Crisis - Fresh Air 
The producer, writer and director of new Frontline documentary, Endgame,
explores why the AIDS mortality rate is 10 times higher for black Americans than for whites.  

Fresh Air airs M-Th at 3pm.

News Worth Repeating

The mission of the Troy Historic Village is to let residents know about the city's history.

Troy Historic Village Goes Back In Time

Congress Considers Sharing Internet Info With Corporations

Detroit's 2012-2013 Fiscal Year
To view a web version of this message, click here

Sponsor Spotlight

Have Fun Doing Good During

Music Head

Music Head returns July 21st.
With you're help - we'll give away $100,000 in promotional airtime to 9 local youth-based nonprofits that were nominated by WDET listeners!  See who our Music Heads will be playing for here, then startsubmitting summer-themed songs to kick off each half-hour of the show. 

Music Head is Presented By: 
Global Productivity Solutions

With Sponsorship From: 
Optik Birmingham 
Astrein's Creative Jewelers

Sunday Music Highlights

WDET Sundays sound new and FUN. Take a listen below and hear it for yourself!

Sunday 11 pm - 12 am 


We're giving you twice the Modern Musicevery Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight AND you can hear now both Modern Music &New Soul Sunday anytime, from any device via SoundCloud!

We Have Questions.

You Have Answers.

We're asking a new question every day. Reply to the Question of the Day at, then tune in at 5:45pm to hear if YOUR response made it on air! 

Here's a look at some of the questions we asked this week: 

What are your tips for beating the heat?

What's your favorite barbecue food?

What does America mean to you?

Should the Detroit Fire Department allow vacant buildings to burn?

Do you think firecrackers and bottle rockets should be banned?

Help Build The Craig Fahle Party

The Coneydog is The Craig Fahle Party a mascot, Sly and the Family Stone's "Everyday People" is our official campaign song and a new motto was decided this week: Think More. Shout Less.

Now we're challenging you to 
rewrite the lyrics to any song you choose and The Craig Fahle Party Karaoke Singers will sing some of the most creative on-target versions on the air the first week of August.

Upcoming Events

Ann Delisi's Essential Music 
Listening Party

Tuesday, July 13th
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
The Majestic Cafe
Join us at The Majestic Cafe for an evening of food and music sampling featuring a free live performance by String of Ponies! Get ready to discover some new favorites!

WDET 101.9FM Detroit  •  4600 Cass Avenue   •  Detroit, MI 48201

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