Detroit Free Press:
It was a premium music station for a premium music town. And two years later, they still can't stop talking about the fact that it's gone. It was this week in December 2005 when fans of WDET-FM got the news: The Detroit public radio station, locally beloved and nationally renowned, was massively scaling back its longtime music lineup in favor of syndicated news-talk programming. Passions ran high in the weeks following WDET's abrupt overhaul. Protest groups were formed, demonstrations held, donations withheld. All went for naught. The station's managers held firm to their decision -- a move driven, they said, by cold economic realities. Today, asked if the old WDET might return, the station chief answers with a sympathetic but emphatic "no." By now, the shock has subsided, but the shockwaves continue to reverberate, say many in Detroit's music world... WDET: 2 years of talk, Where WDET on-air hosts are now, (Sun, 12/23)
CKWW to ring in 2008 with Oldies Dance Party and the History of Rock & Roll
Robb Duncan of CKWW AM 580, Motor City Favorites will host the 2nd Annual “AM 580 New Years Eve Oldies Party” from 6 PM until 12 midnight on December 31st. He’ll play the best Oldies dance music from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s to ring in the New Year. There will be lots of great feel-good songs to get you dancing all evening long to usher in 2008.
But first, to get the day started, AM 580 will replay the first six hours of “The History of Rock & Roll” on New Years Eve day from Noon to 6 PM. Take a nostalgic look back at the beginnings of Rock with this series that covers two decades of music from a unique perspective.
On January 1st, AM 580 will continue “The History of Rock & Roll” all day long from 9 AM – 9PM.
Ann Arbor News:
WEMU (89.1 FM) has lots of holiday programming planned Christmas Day. Here's the lineup... WEMU will have a very jazzy Christmas (Sun, 12/23)