January 25, 2019

WDET expands Ann Delisi’s Essential Music, adds Latino USA and Marketplace Tech

In response to listener feedback, WDET is expanding its popular Ann Delisi’s Essential Music, and launching a new one-hour program, Latino USA, as well as a new feature called Marketplace Tech.

“WDET is excited to make these exclusive additions to our programming portfolio,” said WDET General Manager Michelle Srbinovich. “Latino USA and Marketplace Tech reflect WDET’s dedication to increase the diversity of voices and perspectives in our programming to better reflect our region.”

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Ann Delisi

Beginning Feb. 2, Ann Delisi’s Essential Music is expanding to three hours on Saturdays and will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shifting by one hour will be Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music,  which will start at 2 p.m., followed by Modern Music with Jon Moshier at 4 p.m., complementing WDET’s uninterrupted Music Saturdays focus from 11 a.m. to midnight.

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Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa.

Latino USA — a nationally syndicated public radio program produced by The Futuro Media Group and distributed nationwide by NPR — has been on the air for 25 years. The Peabody Award-winning program is the only national English-language radio program produced from the Latino perspective. Hosted by award-winning journalist, news anchor and author Maria Hinojosa, Latino USA presents a unique mix of coverage on culture and politics, diverse on-air voices, and in-depth reporting on current and emerging issues impacting Latinos and the nation. The show will air Saturdays, beginning Feb. 2 at 7 a.m. EST and Wednesday evenings at 10 p.m.

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Marketplace Tech's Molly Wood.

Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood helps listeners understand the business behind the technology that is rewiring our lives. From how tech is changing the nature of work to the unknowns of venture capital to the economics of outer space, this five-minute weekday show breaks ideas, telling the stories of modern life through our digital economy. Marketplace Tech is part of the Marketplace portfolio of public radio programs broadcasting nationwide. Marketplace Tech starts Monday, Feb. 4, and will air weekdays at 6:30 p.m.

“WDET’s mission and responsibility is to make these types of programs available on our airwaves, digital platforms and in the local community,” Srbinovich said. “We look forward to partnering with Latino USA and Marketplace Tech moving forward to also bring Detroit stories and voices into the national conversation.”

WDET is a public service of Wayne State University.

About WDET 101.9 FM

From our Midtown Detroit location on the campus of Wayne State University, WDET 101.9 FM, Detroit’s Public Radio Station, delivers a unique mix of news, conversation, special programs and music programming. Our powerful 48,000-watt broadcast signal reaches a 70-mile radius across all of Southeast Michigan, Northwest Ohio and Southwest Ontario. It expands nationally through our live stream, website, mobile app and podcasts. WDET 101.9 FM is a community service of Wayne State University.


Shawn Wright
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Email: shawn.wright@wayne.edu