Beginning Monday, June 18, Detroit’s public radio station WDET (101.9 FM) will add two programs to its weekday lineup to offer listeners more high-quality reporting and fresh perspectives on the day’s news. The programs augment WDET’s afternoon programming, which features a mix of local and national news coverage.
Marketplace, a 30-minute daily business and finance program, will air at 6 p.m. Immediately following at 6:30 p.m. will be The Daily, a new program from The New York Times and American Public Media that takes a deep dive into one or two current stories each day. NPR’s All Things Considered will continue to cover breaking news and stories of cultural significance from 4 to 6 p.m.
“WDET listeners want more fact-based and in-depth analysis of the day's news,” said Joan Isabella, program director for WDET. “The addition of the half-hour evening versions of Marketplace and The Daily to our lineup will provide more context and background to stories that impact Detroit and the world.”
The award-winning Marketplace is public radio’s daily magazine on business and economics news. Helmed by Kai Ryssdal , it attracts the largest national audience of any business program in the United States. Marketplace examines what the day in economic news means to our lives through stories, conversations, newsworthy numbers and more.
The Daily was the most popular new podcast on Apple Podcasts in 2017, and WDET will be the first station to broadcast it in Detroit. Drawing on The New York Times’ global footprint of more than 1,450 journalists, The Daily will give WDET listeners a more extensive analysis of one or two of the day’s top news stories.
Journalist Michael Barbaro, formerly a national political correspondent for The New York Times and host of The Run-Up, a political podcast that chronicled the 2016 election, hosts The Daily.
“In this era of changing governmental policies and questions about the veracity of mainstream media, WDET’s audience craves context and understanding of the issues we face as a region and a nation,” Isabella said. “The addition of Marketplace and The Daily to our weekday lineup addresses those needs with independent journalism designed to foster informed decision-making and civil dialogue.”
WDET is a public service of Wayne State University.