The future of Detroit is a generation away and we need to nurture it.
– WDET Member & GPS CEO Gary Cone
Today would have been Kyle’s 21st birthday. Kyle passed away when he was just short of 16 from cardiomyopathy, a disease that GPS Co-Founders Aimee and Gary are actively working to raise awareness about through The Kyle John Foundation. Kyle cared deeply for other people, so today we are celebrating his life with great music AND the opportunity for you to improve the lives of thousands of local kids with your year-end gift.
Kyle’s Challenge is simple and profound.
When 100 people donate to WDET today – five local non-profits will each receive a $5,000 on-air promotional campaign to raise awareness of the work they are doing to help kids in need. Each organization will get some much-needed visibility – and WDET will be a much stronger station with the tremendous infusion of support.
Quotes from WDET listeners and contributors to Kyle’s Challenge.
- Only WDET can take you through a range of emotions. Kyle’s story brings a tear to my eye and lump in my throat. Minutes later, I’m grooving to the music that’s only heard on the station. WOW – and I haven’t even finished my first cup of coffee. Thanks for being “real” WDET.
- Empowerment through relevance for the City and the World. Extreme thought provocative news and music. Adds to making my everyday complete!
- Love WDET. Love that WDET supports youth based non-profits!
- WDET has introduced me to a world of news and music that I would have not otherwise known. It provokes all of my emotions and I love it!
- It means hearing what I want to hear on the radio plus helping others. I lost my son in a tragic bus accident in 1997. He was 25 and in the early years of his career training youth. He was the only one who died because of the Excellent Training he had given the others.
- Excellent support to the community of Detroit