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Lakesuperior
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Post Number: 116
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 3:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

can't believe i'm the first to post this...

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs .dll/article?AID=/20060316/NEW S11/60316006
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Nip
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 3:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, it appears that they all like Persian rugs...
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Islandman
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 4:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mmmm..persian rugs..

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Jimg
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 4:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Last thing Public Radio needs...
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Matt_the_deuce
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 4:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Persian rugs and radio have never mixed.
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Lakesuperior
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Post Number: 117
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it's very disappointing- i feel so bad for the staff of WDET after just having gone through so many changes and then this? awful.
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Mw2gs
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Post Number: 167
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 4:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How ironic this would come out just as the WDET fundraising drive gets ready to kick off.
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Bvos
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Post Number: 1281
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 4:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I hinted at it first:

https://www.atdetroit.net/forum/mes sages/5/67359.html
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Gogo
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 4:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What's ironic is that he would be charged for doing something similar, yet more serious, than what he fired Martin Bandyke for.

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs .dll/article?AID=/20051207/ENT 03/512070302/1038

I hope he's fired as well, and quickly, he's messed up the station enough.
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Lowell
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Post Number: 2370
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Posted From: 66.167.58.120
Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 4:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

While these are allegations even the sniff of scandal will be very damaging for the stations which will be entering their spring fund raising periods shortly.

Should any of the allegations be proven true, it needs to be remembered that these are the actions of individuals, not the stations that we love and respect. We will need to rally behind the stations to recover from this sure-to-be setback.
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Burnsie
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 5:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The manager of WDET represents the station and is part of what comprises the station. If the allegations are true, part of the radio station is corrupt, not just an individual. If the allegations are true, the station shouldn't ask anybody for money until the manager resigns or is fired, and gives back what was taken.
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Smogboy
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Post Number: 1985
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 5:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sorry but WDET is off of my radar as far as one of my favorite stations to listen to now. Ever since the change to the more news format in the afternoon, I really didn't have much use to listen to them anymore. I'm not saying it's a good or a bad thing- it's just not my thing anymore and I can't really offer any financial support for it. I use to support them when they offered the variety in the Detroit radio market but since they've become a little more homogenized, they lost me. Sure they still have great distinct music & voices like Ed Love, Liz Copeland and Chuck Horn but it hasn't been enough for me to loosen up my wallet in these tough times.
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Neilr
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 6:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, I can't say that I'm surprised. I mean, what can you expect: if you listen to that classical music stuff all day, day in, day out, something's bound to happen to your brain and warp whatever sense of morals your parents tried to instill in you. :-)
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Pffft
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Post Number: 823
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 11:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Uh, WUOM doesn't play classical music ..
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Smogboy
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 11:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

and neither does WDET except for the few hours on Sunday...
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Pffft
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Post Number: 824
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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 12:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Right. So I'm scratching my head at neilr's "joke" ...
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Jimaz
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Post Number: 457
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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 12:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit NPR radio played only classical music years ago, before 1980. Maybe Nealr remembers (was it WQRS?} as I do? What's changed? Sincerely.

Ah: WQRS

"profit-hungry corporations" -- corruption -- connection?

(Message edited by Jimaz on March 16, 2006)
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Jimaz
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Post Number: 459
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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 1:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Air America just now read another segment of George Orwell's 1984 on the Mike Malloy show. This segment dealt with the Ingsoc concept of "He who controls the past controls the future." It seemed appropriate to this thread at this time.
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Bvos
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Post Number: 1283
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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 9:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Now testify!
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Oldredfordette
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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 12:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm listening to the excellent Democracy Now! as I type this. Whatever happenes, we'll find out and in the meantime I'm hearing intelligent news talk instead of Tangerine Dream or whatever long turgid crap Judy Adams would be playing right now.

viva new programming.
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Jjaba
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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 1:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

jjaba isn't clear how they spirited so much booty. Can somebody explain their M.O. please?

jjaba.
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Jimaz
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Post Number: 463
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Just ran across an old Big Boy radio guide from Spring/Summer 1996. It lists WQRS FM at 105.1 MHz under Classical-Fine Arts/Public. FWIW.
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Pffft
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Post Number: 826
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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 8:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

WQRS was changed to WMGC back in the '90s. Dumped classical.

WRCJ is classical. Lots of things are different.
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Jimaz
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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 8:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Pffft, that's the info for which I was searching. Thanks! :-)
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Psip
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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 10:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That ain't no Persian Rug,,, I got it from Irving Nusbaum at New York Carpet.
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Oldredfordette
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Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 12:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Now I read that Los Lobos cancelled their WDET promotion scheduled for May. I guess they'll go hang out with Martin Scabdyke that day instead.
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Jimg
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Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 12:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jimaz, WDET changed to a jazz-centered format in 1983 after Marvin Granger came to town...
Am fairly confident DET never played only classical music. Ernie D had a program as early as 1949.
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Dhugger
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Post Number: 26
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Posted on Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 12:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Any relation between the two people listed in the Freep article?

"Michael Coleman, who left his job as deputy director for Michigan Public Media in July, faces a 5-year felony."

University of Michigan, President Mary Sue Coleman.
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Mj64
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Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 12:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not related. At all.
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Rustic
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Post Number: 2225
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Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 12:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I keep reading the title of this thread as referring to WDET reporting General Motors facing an embezellment scandal. I do a double take each time it pops to the top of the thread list. --- whew! they got ENOUGH problems as it is ---
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 12:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

lol, me too rustic

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