WDET wins 2022 Station of the Year, 8 more honors at MAB Awards

This is the second consecutive year WDET has won top honors from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

Mary Zatina, Sascha Raiyn, Eli Newman, Jerome Vaughn pose with their MAB Station of the Year for 2022 award.

Detroit’s 101.9 WDET was named the top public radio station in the state during Saturday night’s Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Excellence Awards ceremony.

WDET was awarded Station of the Year for the second consecutive year in the Public Radio Group 2 category. The MAB honored WDET with eight additional “best of” and “merit” nods.

WDET staff members at the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Excellence Awards ceremony at Motor City Casino in Detroit, Mich. on April 29, 2023.

View the entire awards list below.

Best in Category

2022 Station of the Year – Public Radio Group 2

Station Excellence – Public Radio Group 2

Feature/Use of Medium

“Who is painting the ‘Corn Real Good’ signs?” — Eli Newman

Membership Appeal

“WDET News Superheroes” — Sam Beaubien, Ryan Patrick Hooper, Conor Anderson

Marketing Materials and Promos

“CultureShift April 19, 2022” — Sam Beaubien, Ryan Patrick Hooper

Musical Programming

“Best of Detroit 2022 Music Releases on CultureShift” — Sam Beaubien, Ryan Patrick Hooper, Tia Graham, Amanda LeClaire

Use of New Media

“Tracked and Traced” — WDET News, MSU Science Gallery


Hard News & Current Events Story

“Indigenous ceremony in Rouge Park shut down by police” — Russ McNamara

Mini-Documentary or Series

“Election 2022” — WDET News

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