WDET-FM 101.9, Detroit Public Radio, will air Governor Granholm's annual State of the State Address on Tuesday evening, February 6 at 7pm. The address will be followed by reaction from lawmakers, and a formal Republican response. Coverage will be hosted by Michigan Public Radio's
Rick Pluta. The broadcast is expected to run between an hour and 90 minutes.
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"Bridging The Racial Divide" set to air on WDET, WJR, Ch. 56 Feb 5
The second in a series of prime-time, one-hour telecasts on race relations in Metro Detroit is ste for broadcast on Monday, February 5 at 10 p.m. Produced by Kingberry Productions and WTVS - Detroit Public Television, "Bridging the Racial Divide" will be co-hosted by former NBC correspondent and news anchor Emery King and WJR's Paul W. Smith. The hosts will be joined by a number of dynamic and influential voices in the community representing a variety of backgrounds and points of view on the complex issue of race relations in metropolitan Detroit. The program will be broadcast simultaneously on WDET, WTVS Channel 56 Detroit Public Television, and WJR-AM 760.
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Ralph Valdez to interview Midlake Feb 4
This Sunday night, February 4, solve the mystery of the hermit Van Occupanther as Ralph Valdez interviews Midlake, a young quintet from Denton, Texas whose critically acclaimed latest CD “The Trials of Van Occupanther” shows their talent for blending a soft, 70’s folk sensibility with a darker, more mysterious, storytelling and progressive rock songcraft. Lucky listeners can also call in to win copies of Midlake’s new CD and tickets to their February 13th concert at Detroit’s Majestic Theatre.
Tickets to the classical Sphinx Competition Finals for young Black and Latino string players at Orchestra Hall February 11th at 2pm will also be offered to listeners this Sunday night.
As always, other arts and culture information and a wide variety of music new and old, from around Detroit and around the world, plus a few “rummage sale records”, will also be spun and explored on The Ralph Valdez Program, which airs from 10pm-midnight every Sunday.
Tune in to CBC Radio One (CBE-AM, 1550) from 1 to 4 p.m. today as '"Definitely Not the Opera," the CBC Canadian network radio show, explores Detroit's music scene (and that of its sister city, Windsor, Ontario)... Canada's CBE-AM talks Detroit, Windsor music scenes today (Sat, 2/3)
Television captured the imagination of America in the 1950s, and Greg Byndrian was a willing captive. He remembers spending weekends in front of the television while growing up in Highland Park, watching sporting events, enthralled by the play-by-play. Long before Byndrian graduated from Henry Ford Elementary to Highland Park High, he had found a calling. As a high school freshman in 1959, Byndrian began announcing Highland Park varsity basketball games on the school's radio station, WHPR-FM. In a sense, he has never left... A lifetime behind the mike (Sat, 2/3)
CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WRVA-A/RICHMOND ups morning show host JIMMY BARRETT to PD. BARRETT, who will continue hosting "RICHMOND'S MORNING NEWS," has been with WRVA since MARCH 2001. (Thu, 2/1).
Barrett spent a number of years behind the mic locally at both WJR and WXYT AM 1270 before departing for Richmond.