A culinary radio show, “Lick the Plate,” airing in San Diego, is adding Detroit area station CIDR(FM)/93.9 The River beginning March 1. The program is hosted and produced by David Boylan, a native of Royal Oak, Mich., and focuses on chefs, restaurant owners, growers, brewers and vintners.
“Lick the Plate” will be sponsored in part by the Michigan Restaurant Association, which will also help the show to highlight the Detroit region’s food scene.
The show will run between 15–20 minutes in length and also reside on the 93.9 website as a podcast with excerpts from the show and promotions airing daily plus social media driving listeners to the podcast. A new guest will be featured weekly.
“I have very strong culinary, grower, and brewery connections throughout Southeastern Michigan and all over the state including my annual role as a judge at the Asparagus Festival in Empire,” said Boylan. “On regular trips back to Detroit over the past 10 years I’ve seen firsthand the transformation of the culinary scene here. ‘Lick the Plate’ on The River will be featuring guests primarily from the Detroit metropolitan area but also from all over the state as the culinary revolution here is happening everywhere. Besides chefs, I’ll be talking to the farmers and other vendors who supply them.”
CIDR Program Director Matt Franklin noted that his station’s format and audience is similar to that of KPRI(FM), “Lick the Plate’s” original SoCal station.
Lick the Plate is also featured as a weekly San Diego country newspaper column written by Boylan for the Coast News.
CIDR is an adult alternative-formatted listed for Windsor, Ont., and owned by Canada’s Bell Media company.