Detroit’s WDFN The Fan sports radio changes to network targeting Black audiences

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Detroit Free PressA sports radio mainstay in Detroit has abruptly come to a close.On Monday, 1130 WDFN-AM The Fan switched from a sports radio station to a new iHeartMedia launch targeting Black audiences. The transition is expected to be officially announced at noon Tuesday.There are 15 iHeartMedia stations stunting with “Our Voices Will Be Heard” speeches, RadioInsight reported. On Monday night, WDFN aired Michelle Obama’s Democratic Convention speech from 2012 and former President Barack Obama’s virtual town hall from June 2020.The change comes as the U.S. roils with social justice issues and racial tension in the wake of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died while a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck.But the change still comes as a shock to many local listeners who have tuned in since WDFN sports talk began July 11, 1994. Former radio host Mark Wilson was one of the first to discuss the radio station’s transition on Facebook, noting Monday as a “significant day.”[embedded content]Wilson appeared on WDFN’s “Parker and The Man” with Rob Parker …

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