Sunday, August 31, 2008

Techno is back on WDET. Sort of

Speak of the sun and it shines. That's a saying of my mother who doesn't speak of devils. Anyhoo, mere days after I complain that WDET no long plays techno, I get an email announcing that their WDET HD music station now streams online.

I've been listening only for an hour or so and its a little disconcerting because there are no defined shows, hosts, or playlists. It could be a very long mix CD on repeat, for all I can tell.

But its a step in the right direction and so for the donation drive, I will give it up for WDET.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

An open letter to WDET


In 2006, Fedde Le Grand's Put Your Hands Up for Detroit was the number one single in the U.K.

In 2007, WDET removed all of its electronica music programming, including Focus Detroit. Folk music remains on WDET. The Arkansas Traveller remains on WDET. But not the music that the world looks to Detroit to for.

In 2005, you removed many of your music shows to better concentrate on news and information programming but after a mighty hue and cry, these shows returned.

Its 2008. I continue to ignore every plea you make for much needed donations. I am putting my hands up for Detroit Techno.