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When WDET Played New Wave Radio and Detroit Listened

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WDET has always been known for playing music that wasn’t getting played anywhere else on Detroit radio. When New Wave came along, Mike Halloran “Radios In Motion” became a hit.

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Before the Electrifying Mojo was playing artists like Kraftwerk and New Wave, they had a home on WDET.

It was Mike Halloran along with his co-host/musician, Carolyn Striho, who championed punk and new wave music. Mike talks with current host Ann Delisi about how he got his start on WDET, calling Detroit DJs to get obscure progressive rock music played, Detroit’s influence on the trajectory of certain music genres and why he called the show “Radios in Motion.” 

Click on the player above to hear Ann Delisi interview former host Mike Halloran. 

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Ann Delisi, Host, Ann Delisi Essential Music

Ann Delisi will guide you through the “essential music,” both new and familiar, that’s shaping our culture and feature music made in Detroit every hour.

anndelisi@wdet.org Follow @anndelisimusic

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