With the growing popularity of “Consumer Generated Content,” Rock WRIF-FM 101.1 is set to launch a new on-air music feature which allows the listeners to pick their “Perfect 10” play list, which will air Thursdays at 8pm. WRIF Rock Girl and “Perfect 10,” Lisa Welch, will be asking listeners for their “Perfect 10” play list. Listeners can visit the WRIF website at www.wrif.com and fill out the online form, listing their top 10 favorite songs. Then, WRIF will pick one lucky winner each week whose list will be featured on the web page and also played on-air. In addition to listener-generate lists, WRIF will be soliciting local celebrities to send in their lists as well, so that they will be featured in a special “Celebrity Perfect 10” section of the website and on-air.
The online form was set to go live today, September 15th. The first featured play list will air at 8pm on Thursday, September 28, 2006. Depending on listener response, the feature will continue indefinitely.
Veteran Detroit Broadcaster Jay Butler joins WDET:
Detroit Public Radio Welcomes Familiar Voice With New Saturday Night Blues Program
Public WDET-FM 101.9 has announced that long-time Detroit broadcaster Jay Butler will be behind the microphones of Detroit Public Radio starting September 16th. He will be producing and hosting a program, “Jay's Place,” on Saturday evenings from 9pm to midnight every Saturday. With almost five decades of broadcast experience, Jay Butler is a familiar voice to generations of Detroiters from his years at WJLB, WCHB and WQBH. Listeners can expect a lively mix of blues, R&B and soul when they stop by “Jay's Place” on Saturday nights.
“I'm very excited to be hosting a program on WDET,” said Butler. “I'm looking forward to reconnecting with many long-time listeners and making a lot of news friends, as well. It's great to be a part of a station like WDET where the music hosts are allowed the artistic freedom to create their own programs, and Saturday nights are going to be very special. I hope everyone tunes in.”
Listeners can expect to hear such artists as Buddy Guy, BB King, Etta James, Bobby Bland, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Reed, Alberta Adams, the Butler Twins, Cash McCall, Delbert McClinton, Jimmy Reed, Johnnie Bassett, John Lee Hooker, Junior Wells, Koko Taylor, Muddy Watters, Ray Charles, Roomful of Blues, Roy Buchanan, Sam Cooke, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Santana, Taj Mahal and countless others.
“Having Jay Butler at WDET continues the station's long tradition of outstanding music programming,” said Allen Mazurek, WDET Program Director. “We're delighted to have someone with his experience and knowledge of music join us at Detroit Public Radio.”
Ralph Valdez explores Toronto Flim Fest:
The Ralph Valdez program on Sunday Sept 17 will offer a first-hand review of the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival including new films to keep an eye out for, and those to avoid. As always, other arts and culture information and a wide variety of “rummage sale records”, music new and old, from around Detroit
and around the world will also be explored. The Ralph Valdez Program airs on WDET Sunday nights from 10pm to Midnight.