WDET Wins 10 Awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters

WDET won the most “best in category” awards of any public radio station in Michigan.

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters has honored WDET with 10 awards for its work in 2020, including six “Best In Category” awards – more than any other public radio station in the state.

In an unprecedented year, WDET’s reporters and producers went above and beyond to provide critical news and information, tell community stories and provide respite through our music, arts and culture programming.

Thanks to our listeners who have made these awards possible.  Without your support, award-winning stories like these can’t be produced.

Best In Category

Hard News & Current Events Story:

“Kneel With Us: Four Nights In, Detroit Protesters, Police Fight For Narrative” — Eli Newman

News Special or Public Affairs Program:

“Whitmer Kidnap Plot Special” — WDET News

Musical Programming:

“CanCon on CultureShift” — Rob Reinhart

Special Interest & Cultural Programming:

“Between Takes Special” — Sam Beaubien

Feature/Use of New Media:

“A Monument to Malice Green Rises in Highland Park” — Ryan Patrick Hooper


WDET News 6 am March 11, 2020” — Pat Batcheller

Merit Awards

News Special or Public Affairs:

“Detroit Today – COVID Victims” — Detroit Today

Mini-Documentary or Series:

“COVID Survivors Series” — Laura Herberg

Special Interest and Cultural Programming:

“Ann Delisi’s Essential Conversations” — Ann Delisi

Community Involvement

“COVID Diaries” — David Leins, Shiraz Ahmed, Meta Stange

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  • Jerome Vaughn
    Jerome Vaughn is News Director at 101.9 WDET. His interest in news reporting began when he was five years old, after his mom bought him a yellow Panasonic ball and chain radio.