Detroit's 105.9 FM & WDET pay tribute to Aretha Franklin
Station flips switch to wall-to-wall Aretha following the Queen of Soul's passing
From "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" to her cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," Detroit's WDMK-FM (105.9) is rolling out wall-to-wall Aretha Franklin in the wake of her passing.
The station is blanketing its coverage of the Queen of Soul, and is playing remembrances from listeners in between songs.
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"It's in celebration," Mason said on air Thursday. "She was an icon that came from right here. Wow, man! Detroit. Oh my God. It's a pride thing."
He then led into a series of recordings from Franklin's 1971 "Live at Fillmore West" recording.
WDET-FM (101.9) will re-air their Culture Shift Aretha Franklin special with Ryan Patrick Hooper, Amanda LeClaire and Ann Delisi at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music will dive into all eras of Franklin’s music, 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Leading into that, Delisi will play Franklin’s music and her guests are Don Was and Wayne Kramer 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday morning Delisi will air a special on Aretha Franklin’s gospel music 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Detroit's WNIC-FM (100.3) was also sprinkling Aretha Franklin songs into its regular rotation on Thursday.