WDET wins 13 awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, including 2021 Station of the Year


The Michigan Association of Broadcasters has honored WDET with 13 awards for its work in 2021, including Station of the Year.

We’re proud to serve the Detroit community and thankful for the support of our listeners, without whom, stories like the ones below could not be produced.

Best in Category

Feature/Use of Medium

“Why Does Steam Sometimes Come Out of Manhole Covers in Detroit?” —Laura Herberg

Membership Appeal

“I’m Too Sexy Skit”

Mini-Documentary or Series

“The Constitution”

Musical Programming

“Guitar Riffs at 50”


WDET 5 a.m. News 04.01.21

Use of New Media

“Science of Grief”


Feature/Use of Medium

“Vintage Library Production Music” —Jon Mosier

Membership Appeal

“Broken Car Explainer”

Musical Programming

Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On” 50th Anniversary

News Special or Public Affairs Program

“Threats to Future Elections Are Real. Here’s What’s Being Done to Protect Democracy”

Special Interest & Cultural Programming

“Two Detroit Legends: A Conversation Between Ed Love and Dennis Archer”

MAB 2021 Station of the Year – Public Radio Group 2

Use of New Media

“Artist Next Door”

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  • Dorothy Hernandez

    Dorothy Hernandez is Digital Editor for 101.9 WDET, creating digital editorial content. Her love of radio began when she had a radio show in college when she and her roommate played '80s music in the middle of the night.