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The new WDET schedule and a national search

by: Michelle Srbinovich

August 4, 2014



This is an extraordinary time for Detroit and WDET.

Today marks the last week of The Craig Fahle Show. Remarkable for the occasion, but exactly what you expect – great guests, smart and inclusive conversations, and many opportunities for you to participate - so please join us each day at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. and via the show's Facebook page.

WDET remains committed to the mission of being Southeast Michigan’s best source for rational, accurate, inclusive local news and conversation. In hundreds of comments, listeners like you have enthusiastically endorsed this mission.

WDET is launching a national search for our next great local talk show host. There may be a talented, qualified Detroiter who is looking for an opportunity to come back home, much like Craig did when he returned to WDET to host the original Detroit Today (the precursor to The Craig Fahle Show.) WDET has already received a long list of candidates that are based here in Metro Detroit and we are enthusiastic about this search.

No matter where the possible host lives right now, getting the word out about this opportunity to inform, engage and have fun with the WDET audience is the top priority. Please share the news and link to the job posting far and wide... let's make this thing trend!

You will still be able to count on WDET in the interim, so we’re pleased to share our new weekday schedule. It takes effect on Monday, August 11th:

Detroit Today – Monday - Thursday at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
With Detroit Today at 9 am, the locally-focused conversation continues. Dynamic and diverse voices. News, politics, community leaders and issues that define our region. Detroit Today will feature familiar voices and we’ll introduce you to new people who will give us fresh, perceptive views on our lives in Southeast Michigan.

On Point – Monday - Friday at 10 a.m., Monday - Thursday at 8 p.m.
On Point at 10am will provide you with the opportunity to participate in the day’s conversation and connect to listeners all across the country. On Point is fast-paced, very topical and gets you access to newsmakers, and listeners, who care as much about our world as you do.

MiWeek and American Black Journal - Fridays at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
MiWeek and American Black Journal, two popular weekly shows from Detroit Public Television, will be heard on WDET. Christy McDonald, Stephen Henderson, and Nolan Finley will analyze the big stories that are impacting Michigan on MiWeek followed by American Black Journal, a vibrant a proactive forum for newsmakers, celebrities and everyday people hosted by Stephen Henderson.

Culture City - Fridays at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.
WDET's weekly arts and culture program hosted by Travis Wright expands to an hour and will re-broadcast each evening.

You have an important role in making WDET great. Your good ideas and continued involvement is critical. Community participation and a practice of positive engagement, people reaching across ideologies, demography, 8 Mile, is much of what gave The Craig Fahle Show its unique place in our local media. Keeping this spirit and practice alive is our path forward.

Our ears, and our minds, are open and we are listening.

You can email us at feedback@wdet.org, tweet @WDET, post on the WDET Facebook page or call at 313-577-1255.

Finally, we sincerely hope you will join us this Friday, August 8 at Honest John’s in Midtown as we honor and acknowledge Craig. Let’s thank him for years of great conversation and celebrate his new opportunity with the Detroit Land Bank. See you Friday!

Sincerely,
Michelle Srbinovich
General Manager, WDET