Detroit Public TV Responds to Coronavirus Emergency with Care and Caution as It Assesses Upcoming Community Events

Health and safety of the public will continue to be its highest priority

Out of concern for the health and safety of our community as cases of the coronavirus are detected in Michigan, Detroit Public TV and WRCJ 90.9 FM are evaluating upcoming public events to determine if they should be cancelled or postponed.

DPTV will make these decisions based on the advice of local, state and federal officials to limit large gatherings, which might lead to the transmission of the disease.

“Our highest priority is the welfare of our DPTV viewers, volunteers, staff and the general public,” said Rich Homberg, President and CEO of Detroit Public TV. “We will continue to monitor the situation with great care and follow all recommendations by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”

In order to strengthen its engagement with the community, Detroit Public TV maintains an active schedule of events of many kinds and sizes.

It has already postponed the following public events:

March 15: WRCJ 90.9 FM Classical Brunch at The Community House in Birmingham

March 21: Detroit PBS KIDS Movie Series event at the Macomb Emagine

March 24: The Future of American Journalism with FRONTLINE’s Raney Aronson-Rath

April 15: WRCJ 90.9 FM Kresge Society Spring Soiree

April 19: WRCJ 90.9 FM Classical Brunch at The Community House in Birmingham

April 21: Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

April 30: Under the Radar Michigan at The Baldwin Theatre is posponed. More information to come*

May 3: WRCJ 90.9 FM Classical Brunch at The Community House in Birmingham

May 16: DPTV Experience, Asian Americans: A Detroit Story at MSU’s Tollgate Farms (virtual event information coming soon!)

May 20: BRAVO Celebration, Smith Family Leadership Circle and Society for Excellence Members 

June 23 & 24: Detroit PBS KIDS Club LIVE – rescheduled for August 25*

Updates on concert ticket sales:

April 3: Brit Floyd – Has been re-scheduled for August 17*

April 5: Celtic Woman – Re-scheduled for 2021 (no date yet) *

May 8: David Foster – Re-scheduled for later this year (no date yet)*

*Look for an email with more information if you’ve purchased tickets

Detroit Public TV and WRCJ will make decisions on future events as information about the health emergency develops.

Please continue to check this website for the most up-to-date notifications on upcoming events.

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