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If WDET was sold to a Commercial Broadcaster.

Discussion pertaining to Detroit, Ann Arbor, Port Huron, and SW Ontario
claymed7
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Re: If WDET was sold to a Commercial Broadcaster.

Post by claymed7 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:29 pm

Being associated with some WDET employees, I can confirm that it can't be sold - I also thought besides Coachman, Jimmy Launce and Alan Almond were also dead.

Still can't believe they dumped the music programming and went with talk - They ruined their ratings 2.6 down to .3 and over $500k in donations down to under 100k - The station breeds boredom



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Re: If WDET was sold to a Commercial Broadcaster.

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:05 pm

They need more room for fake news programming,But apparently the fake news is not working if donations are down.



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Re: If WDET was sold to a Commercial Broadcaster.

Post by claymed7 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:23 pm

Yeah, you are right, it could be Fox news come to the radio, then we would really be overrun by fake news



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Re: If WDET was sold to a Commercial Broadcaster.

Post by Studio87 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:11 pm

All news is Faked, Altered, watered-down entertainment. Yellow journalism is back


Time to stop corporations from ruining Local TV and Radio

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Re: If WDET was sold to a Commercial Broadcaster.

Post by stopnswop2 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:15 pm

The elite know that the American public "doesn't believe it unless they see it on TV" and take advantage of that with "news" stations.
Drives me nuts.


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Re: If WDET was sold to a Commercial Broadcaster.

Post by Deleted User 10525 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:26 pm

At least it's been interesting on here as of late. Yeah, Not gonna happen, they will never sell it



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Re: If WDET was sold to a Commercial Broadcaster.

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:46 pm

I hear WDET is going to have a New morning Show ,They’re calling it “Left Wing Nuts in the Morning “ with Barack,Nancy & Chuck 6am-10am,with 3 hour delay in the Left Coast. Also a new contest called name that handout where everyone is a winner.I’ll have to check it out..
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Re: If WDET was sold to a Commercial Broadcaster.

Post by Mega Hertz » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:50 pm

Aw fuck, here we go.


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Re: If WDET was sold to a Commercial Broadcaster.

Post by G G » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:04 pm

The losing libs love fake news. It's all they have against the truth.


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Re: If WDET was sold to a Commercial Broadcaster.

Post by FET-500 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:11 pm

SolarMax wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:40 am
RadioKev wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:59 am
Perhaps ,the Government should stop all funding for public broadcasting and we can be rid of PBS and NPR what a waste of money than at that point stations like 101.9 will have to become commercial.
This is an old, uninformed, ridiculous argument.
Local public stations get less than ten percent of their funds from "the Government," via CPB. Rest comes from individuals, corporate donors (which can potentially be more problematic then the "gub'mint"), and charitable foundations. Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting generally goes for facilities and distribution, and does not to my knowledge directly fund program content.
101.9 could remain non-commercial even in the unlikely scenario you propose.
It could be independently supported, like WRCJ and a few stations in other markets.
It could be operated by a church or a quasi-religious or advocacy group (gack!)
Due to terms of the UAW's grant of the station to WSU it is not likely that 101.9 could ever become "commercial."
Considering the awful state of commercial radio, yet another entry in that field would be just another clone of what's already here, and just more fodder for endless format arguments by the armchair experts here on the Buzzboard.
As to "waste of money" there are literally a million other, much larger wastes of money the feds support (regardless of party in power) that have zero actual benefit to the general public. I, for one, want some of my taxes to support the arts, humanities, science and Public TV & radio.
You NPR cats are so easy to troll...



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Re: If WDET was sold to a Commercial Broadcaster.

Post by Tman » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:26 am

Nothing worst then listing to Dave Dixon chewing food like a slob while talking on the air .



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Re: If WDET was sold to a Commercial Broadcaster.

Post by SolarMax » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:51 am

Nothing better than listening to Dave Dixon doing a radio show.



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Re: If WDET was sold to a Commercial Broadcaster.

Post by G G » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:37 am

Nobody is interested in hearing libs report their fake news reports. Why do you think Air America went down? Because nobody wants hear them. That's why true patriot talkers thrive. Rush, Hannity, etc. They speak the truth.


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Re: If WDET was sold to a Commercial Broadcaster.

Post by borderboy653659200 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:42 am

Well,J.P. McCarthy passed away Aug.16,1995 at age 63,so there's half of your fantasy. As for Cowboy,likely he couldn't tolerate the sixth-grade snark which passes as wit today ,to say nothing of the putrid "music" and horrid DJ "voices ."



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Re: If WDET was sold to a Commercial Broadcaster.

Post by borderboy653659200 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:44 am

Jimmy Launce ( in August,I believe) and Famous Coachman have also departed this mortal coil .



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