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News about angry pubradio listeners’ lawsuit against Detroit’s WDET made the New York Times today. Seven station members on Dec. 19 sued the station for fraud, claiming the music station tricked them into pledging in October even as managment planned to switch its daytime schedule to national news programming. “It’s a better business decision and it’s a better service to this urban market,” Michael Coleman, general manager of WDET, told the Times. “I think public radio needs to be about more than music programming.” The disgruntled listeners started a website,, and are trying to negotiate a compromise with WDET or its owner, Wayne State University, according to the Times.

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