The side channel of Rock WRIF-FM 101.1, Riff 2, has been voted "Best Local Radio Show" for its "Detroit Local 101" show in this year's "Real Best of Detroit" issue of Real Detroit Weekly.
The show's co-hosts, Suzy Cole and Melody Licious wanted to create a show that really expanded Riff 2's local music catalogue and featured a variety of genres, including hip-hop, indie rock, country and more. Detroit Local 101 often features local musicians performing live
in-studio. The show airs every Tuesday night from 10p-Midnight.
If you want to catch "Detroit Local 101" in a fun, interactive environment, check out Small's bar in Hamtramck every Tuesday night for a "Detroit Local 101" listening party.
"This award is a really big deal for Riff 2, especially since the station is still relatively new and still not available through conventional FM radio channels. We're really pleased with the attention that Riff 2 has been getting lately and we're hoping that it will turn people on to HD radio on the whole", says Riff 2 Program Director, Mark Pennington.
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