WDET’s New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Specials

Special programs for the countdown to midnight and to celebrate the New Year 2016.

  • WDET’s Ann Delisi and Rob Reinhart sit down together and review the year in music.  Listen to the hour which includes some of their favorite tunes of 2015. (Airs Dec. 31 at 9 a.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.)
  • Redline host Bankole Thompson rings in the New Year by featuring Redline’s very first guest, Jesse Jackson and a visit from Michigan’s first lady, Sue Snyder, plus the inspirational story of Yusef Shakur, a former gang member turned mentor.  (Airs Dec. 31 at 11 a.m.)
  • WDET’s Travis Wright takes a look back on the year in music, art and culture in Detroit. (Airs Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., and Jan. 1 at 1 p.m.)
  • Sound Opinions hosts and music critics Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot run down their top ten lists of the Best Albums of 2015. Artists mentioned include rapper Kendrick Lamar, Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett, New Jersey punk band Titus Andronicus, and more. (Airs Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. and Jan. 1 at 12 a.m.)
  • Reveal dedicates an hour to investigating stories about food, from a salmonella road trip to take a closer look at the chicken we eat, to uncovering the hazards that workers face to make year-round strawberries possible. (Airs Jan. 1 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.)