WDET On-Demand

WDET Program Archives

Listen to your favorite weekday programs from the past week or weekend programs from the past month. Windows Media Player required.

Archives, Podcasts & RSS Feeds

On-DemandNow you can get WDET's unique programs and special features delivered to you... when you want it. Listen to recent in-studio performances, WDET News stories and features via our streaming archives and podcasts. Stay up-to-date on music and news programs, upcoming live in-studio performances and CD/Ticket giveaways by subscribing to Program Highlights on our rss feeds.

Podcasts & RSS

To subscribe to a podcast or rss feed, right-click the "POD" or "RSS" link/icon (or Control-click in MacOS) and select "Copy Link Location" or "Copy Shortcut". You may then paste the link into your podcasting/rss software. If you are new to podcasts or rss feeds, check out our Podcasting/RSS FAQ.

Podcasts & RSS FAQ

What is RSS?
With the incredible number of websites and weblogs on the Internet, it's increasingly difficult to keep up with the latest postings on all your favorite sites.

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) allows you to automatically get web content from a variety of sources delivered to your computer.

Instead of going to each of these sites to see what's new, you can assemble a collection of RSS feeds from your favorite sites and get updates automatically delivered to you. You decide what content you want, and it is delivered to you whenever there is something new.

To use RSS, you must register with or download a free RSS news reader or aggregator. (Google for "RSS readers" or "RSS aggregators".) Google Directory of RSS Reader.

What is podcasting?
Podcasting makes an audio file, typically an MP3 file, available online for downloading via an automatic "feed." You can then hear the podcast whenever you want from your computer or a portable media player.

What do I need to hear podcasts?
The first thing you need is podcast subscription software. Your options include the latest version of Apple's iTunes (which has the software built in), or other services such as Odeo or iPodder, to manage your podcast subscriptions. At this point, you will already be able to listen to podcast audio from your computer (provided your computer has a sound card and can play MP3 audio files). If you want to make your podcasts portable, you will need to transfer them from your computer to a portable media device.

How do I subscribe to a podcast?
To subscribe to a podcast, right-click the "POD" or "RSS" link/icon (or Control-click in MacOS) and select "Copy Link Location" or "Copy Shortcut". You may then paste the link into your podcasting software.

First, be sure that you have audio player software; then, verify that the correct audio file was downloaded to your computer. You may need to modify the update settings in your podcasting software to ensure that this process occurs automatically. Next, check the update times in the description and make sure that a new edition should have been posted. If an audio file is not present and the feed time has passed, please contact webmaster@wdetfm.org.