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Matt Watroba started his life in radio quite by accident. In the Summer of 1986, he found himself in the studios of Detroit public radio, WDET, promoting an upcoming music festival. By November of that same year he took over as host of the three hour folk music show on Saturday afternoons. He called the show “Folks Like Us” and this began a successful run of over twenty years. In that time, Matt has played thousands of songs, interviewed hundreds of musicians and became the voice of folk music in Southeast Michigan. As a performer, Matt has played festivals and concerts all over the U.S. and Canada. As a solo, with his group Jukebox Folk, or with his longtime musical partner Robert Jones you’re likely to find Matt wherever you find community music. Concert halls, schools, libraries, churches, senior centers, concerts under the stars—you name it, Matt’s played it. He also helped develop and host the local talk show, Detroit Today—a public affairs program featuring live conversations with interesting people in the news, from the arts and across the political spectrum. Matt is excited about sharing his passion for music and public radio with the listeners of WKSU and Folk Alley.
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