It was a fun run hosting the show for these last years. Even before I took over hosting, I was heavily involved in producing the show for nearly 7 years.
Detroit and Windsor has some incredibly talented artists. I was fortunate enough to help bands get that extra push to get to new levels. Some bands went on to get signed to major labels and are touring the world. Some bands just got to see their dreams come true hearing their music on the show. All of these moments will stay with me forever, and I was happy to be part of it.
As for the show... I don't know what's going to happen. Maybe the baton will get handed to someone new. Maybe they'll just play the music we still have. Maybe they'll do away with it completely. It's all out of my hands now, and it's that fear of the unknown that bothers me. It's the fear of knowing that the hard work put in my all the past hosts and interns could all go to waste with one swift decision...
For nearly 25 years, our show survived. We were your home for local music in Detroit and Windsor. What happens next is up to all of you. If it stays... Support the bands. Support the music. Support your hometowns. If it goes... Do the same! Go to shows. Support the bands and the venues that still have local bands play. Don't give up on our music scene. The only constants in life are change and death. We can adapt and persevere, or we can let all our work go to waste.
Thanks for supporting not only me, but the show, the music, and the artists that worked to make an impression here in Detroit and Windsor. No matter what comes next, I'll always be grateful for all of you and all your support.
~ Phil (PK) Kukawinski