Author: Pat Batcheller

Pat Batcheller is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, presenting local news, traffic and weather updates during Morning Edition. He is an amateur musician.

Batcheller joined WDET in 2007 after nine years at WWJ, where he was a news editor, producer and reporter. He started his broadcasting career in 1989 and has lived and worked in Michigan his entire life. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Specs Howard School of Media Arts. He has won multiple awards for excellence from the Associated Press, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the Society of Professional Journalists. He is an amateur musician, playing percussion in the Downriver Community Band.

Fuel Prices Have Been Rising Steadily All Year

The good news is that it's still $1.27 less than the same time last year. AAA Michigan spokeswoman Susan Hiltz Gasoline prices have been steadily rising since the start of the year, after falling below $2 per gallon in January. AAA Michigan says the average price is now about $2.41. Spokeswoman Susan Hiltz tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller the price in Metro Detroit is..