WDET has announced the addition of “The Michael Eric Dyson Radio Show” to its weekday lineup.

This daily, one-hour program is hosted by award-winning author, scholar and social commentator Dr. Michael Eric Dyson.

A Detroit native, Dyson is a major American thinker on how media, race, politics and the arts intersect and collide. He has appeared on numerous television programs over the years, candidly expressing his views, never holding back because his opinions may have been controversial.

“The Michael Eric Dyson Show” presents a smart, fun and unconventional analysis of issues and culture. It debuts on 101.9 FM, WDET Monday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m.

“Michael Eric Dyson is the latest addition to WDET’s line-up of brilliant, iconoclastic hosts,” said tJ. Mikel Ellcessor, WDET’s general manager.

“His daily presence on Detroit’s airwaves will give the city yet another reason to sit up and engage with WDET and local media in general. Detroiters want to be heard and they have something to say.

“Dyson is much more than another talk show host. He’s a partner who is helping WDET and Detroit take our story to the world.”

Michael Eric Dyson joins a weekday lineup on WDET that includes “The Craig Fahle Show” and award-winning national programs hosted by Micel Martin, Terri Gross, John Schaefer and Krista Tippett.

“The Michael Eric Dyson Radio Show” is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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