Destination Out

Sundays 11pm-2am

Every week, 'Destination Out' features creative improvised music, traditional world music, and jazz. Host Mike Johnston also presents a feature each week, focusing on a particular artist, or a unique style of music.

Audio for each episode of Destination Out is available for two weeks online after the episode airs. To listen, scroll below the playlists on this page and click on the episode you are interested in. You will then see three audio players, one for each hour of the program. This audio is automatically removed two weeks after an episode's original airdate.

During hour two of the program we aired part two of the four-hour feature on "The Music of Faruq Z. Bey" legendary Detroit saxophonist. During this section of the program my guest hosts Kim Heron (Detroit writer) and Mike Khoury (Detroit record label owner) played tracks of Faruq's music from the 1980's including music performed with his band Griot Galaxy and an extended composition written for strings and horns performed at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Destination Out aired the first of a four-part series on legendary Detroit saxophonist Faruq Z. Bey. The first hour of the feature focuses on Faruq's unique compositions and his early musical influences growing up in Detroit. The program is co-hosted by Mike Khoury and Kim Heron. The first hour also includes interview segments with Faruq and fellow musician Mike Carey.

Mike Johnston featured diverse music with artists such as Max Roach, the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Lee Morgan and Hank Mobley.




July 18th celebrates Nelson Mandela's 99th birthday. This episode of Destination Out features several songs dedicated to Nelson and Winnie Mandela. Including several that were recorded during his imprisonment years. Artists featured include; Bill Dixon, Special A.K..A., Abdullah Ibrahim, Johnny Dyani, District 6 and more.



Destination Out featured saxophonist Joe lovano this week including a new release of John Coltrane music that he recorded in 2007 with Dave Liebman. We also sadly payed tribute to Detroit pianist Geri Allen that passed away this past week at the age of 60 and to Chicago,  A.A.C.M. founding musician trumpeter Phil Cohran that passed away at the age of 90.