Fourth Democratic Presidential Primary Debate: How, When and Where to Watch in Detroit

101.9 WDET will be broadcasting the Oct. 15 Democratic primary debate happening near Columbus, Ohio.

The fourth Democratic Presidential primary debate will take place tonight in Westerville, Ohio, north of Columbus, where 12 candidates will vie to contest President Donald Trump in federal elections next year.

Twelve candidates have qualified to participate in the debate under Democratic National Committee rules, according to Ballotpedia. Qualifying candidates include former Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Housing Secretary Julián Castro, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Bernie Sanders, businessperson Tom Steyer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and businessperson Andrew Yang.

This will be the first debate since Sen. Warren took a narrow lead in national polls and an impeachment inquiry began the president’s handling of foreign relations.

What: Fourth Democratic primary debate, hosted by CNN and the New York Times.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 8 pm ET

Here are some ways to listen and watch the fourth Democratic debate: 

  1. Listen on-air or online by tuning into 101.9 WDET or listening to the live stream at the top of this page.

  2. Watch a livestream online at, and on related Facebook pages.

  3. Attend a watch party in metro Detroit or Ann Arbor. Here are some identified by WDET, email to have additional parties added: 

    Bernie Sanders Debate Watch Party at Planet Ant in Hamtramck, Mich.

    College Democrats Watch Party at Wayne State University

    Elizabeth Warren Watch Party and Phone Bank in Farmington Hills

    Trap Kareoke, Tacos and Debate Watch Party at The Crofoot in Pontiac, Mich.

    Domestic Policy Corp. Debate Watch Party at Fraser’s Pub in Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Students for Beto at University of Michigan Watch Party at the Gerald R. Ford Schoo of Public Policy in Ann Arbor, Mich.



  • Shiraz Ahmed
    Shiraz Ahmed served as Digital and Audience Engagement Editor for 101.9 WDET from 2019-2020. His favorite salsa is Marco’s Mexican salsa, a now-defunct chain that produced the salsa of his childhood.