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Monday, March 26, 2007

A note from Liz on Alternate Take's last hours.

Posted By on Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 9:50 AM

Below is reprinted from Liz Copeland's "Alternate Take" mailing list. Special programming information for AT's last week is at the bottom.--JTL

My dear friends,

As many of you know, Alternate Take will end its run on WDET on Friday night/Saturday morning, March 31st. WDET has shifted its programming emphasis to primarily news and information.

I have so far received an astonishing number of heart-wrenching messages regarding this change. I would like to thank you for your support and kindness. You must know this: WDET could not have sustained this radio program without you – whether if it was by spreading the word, giving feedback or insight, sending music, volunteering or by giving a dollar.

In the final days of Alternate Take on WDET, I would like to celebrate what has been nearly 12 years of adventurous radio programming in a unique venue. This will involve one final album spotlight, a final FOCUS, special guests – and, of course, a whole lot of gratitude. I invite you to join me, either in real time or OnDemand. The ability in professional radio to celebrate these last days and to properly thank those that have made this possible is a rare occasion indeed. Those final nights run all this week (Monday through Friday evenings AKA Tuesday through Saturday mornings), concluding on Friday night/Saturday morning, March 31st. I also invite you to join my friends Chuck Horn (Seventh Journey), Mick Collins (Night Train), W. Kim Heron and Ralph Valdez as they sign off of the WDET airwaves one last time.

As a good friend and radio veteran has told me, when one door closes, another opens. For 12 years (a lifetime in radio), I have been determined enough to continue to be energized by radio in the wee hours. I have learned much, yet feel as if I’ve just begun. As I investigate new methods of connecting the music with its fans in a relevant fashion, I am optimistic that its reach could have more of an impact than ever before. I will keep you updated on developments through this website and its mailing list [please sign up if you haven't yet].

I am grateful that we have been a part of this together. Now, let’s look to the future.

Thank you for being out there.

liz copeland


The Weekly Album Spotlight

Monday night/Tuesday morning at 1am

March 27th: John Peel: Fabriclive. 07 (Fabric)

Alternate Take/The Liz Copeland Program

WDET-FM 101.9/

focus v62: The Best of Detroit Techno

Beginning at 1am with guest co-host Clark Warner

Wednesday night/Thursday morning, March 29th

Alternate Take/The Liz Copeland Program

WDET-FM 101.9/

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