97.1 Detroit

97.1 The Ticket Adds New Morning & Evening Co-Hosts

CBS Radio Sports “97.1 The Ticket” WXYT-FM Detroit has announced the addition of Heather Park and Kyle ‘Bogey’ Bogenschutz to their weekday lineup. Park, who currently serves as the in-stadium host for Detroit Tigers games at Comerica Park, will co-host the “Jamie and Stoney Show” with Jamie Samuelsen and Mike Stone. Park has also worked for WWJ-TV Detroit as a sportscaster and as an occassional sideline reporter for ESPN3. Weekend/fill-in host Kyle ‘Bogey’ Bogenschutz has been promoted to co-host of the evening show on the station with Bob ‘Wojo’ Wojnowski. Bogenschutz will also host “Pistons Weekly” on Thursdays at 8pm tied into the station’s new role as flagship station for the team’s broadcasts. CBS RADIO Detroit a...[Read More]

Detroit Pistons Move To 97.1 The Ticket

The NBA’s Detroit Pistons are returning to Downtown Detroit at the new Little Caesars Arena next season and will now also return to CBS Radio Sports “97.1 The Ticket” WXYT-FM Detroit. The Pistons had departed WXYT-FM following the 2012-2013 season for Greater Media’s now-defunct “Detroit Sports 105.1” WMGC and after spending a season on Classic Hip-Hop “105.1 The Bounce” will return to The Ticket for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. WXYT-FM will carry pre and post game coverage as well as play-by-play as well as additional coverage throughout the daily schedule. Any broadcast that overlaps with MLB’s Detroit Tigers or NHL’s Detroit Red Wings will be bumped to News 950 WWJ. The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club has agreed...[Read More]

Terry Foster Retires From 97.1 The Ticket Detroit

Terry Foster has announced his retirement from co-hosting afternoons at CBS Sports “97.1 The Ticket” WXYT-FM Detroit effective immediately. Foster has co-hosted the daypart with Mike Valenti since 2004, first on 1270 WXYT and later moving with the station to 97.1 in 2007. His retirement comes after suffering a stroke last August that kept him out until returning in January. Foster will continue with his other position as a columnist for The Detroit News, where he has worked since 1988. Terry Foster, co-host of the “Valenti and Foster” show on WXYT-FM/97.1 The Ticket, has retired from the station, effective immediately. As Foster has openly shared with listeners over the last several months, he suffered a stroke and was on medical leave for much of the second half of 2016. He re...[Read More]

Jamie Samuelsen Moves To Mornings At 97.1 The Ticket Detroit

CBS Radio Sports “97.1 The Ticket” WXYT-FM Detroit is making a morning show change. Jamie Samuelsen will move from co-hosting evenings to join Mike ‘Stoney’ Stone and Sara Fouracre on the new “Jamie & Stoney Show” beginning Tuesday, September 6. Samuelsen replaces Bill McAlester who exits the station. McAlester was the last holdover of the station from its “Free-FM” Hot Talk format prior to its 2007 flip to Sports. Samuelsen’s evening co-host Bob ‘Wojo’ Wojnowski will remain in place. 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM) announced today that Jamie Samuelsen will move to mornings on The Ticket. He will join Mike Stone and Sara Fouracre to form “The Jamie and Stoney Show” beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. The show will be heard 6:00...[Read More]

1270 WXYT Detroit Shifts To Talk

CBS Radio will break up its AM/FM Sports simulcast on Monday, September 12. 1270 WXYT will split from airing the programming of “97.1 The Ticket” WXYT-FM and launch a Talk lineup as “TalkRadio 1270“. The new lineup will include: 6am – Charlie Langton (locally originating) 9am – Glenn Beck 12pm – Laura Ingraham 3pm – Todd Schnitt 6pm – Jason Lewis 9pm – Rusty Humphries The station will air a block of home improvement shows on the weekends and continue to air overflow play-by-play programming from The Ticket.

Did CBS Protect Itself From FM Sports Competition In Detroit?

Earlier today CBS announced it has signed a five year extension to keep University of Michigan sports in its Detroit cluster. As part of the deal Wolverines football and men’s basketball will shift from Classic Hits 104.3 WOMC to News 950 WWJ. With less than four weeks to go before the start of the college football season, Michigan took its time to get the best deal. CBS may have had extra incentive to make sure they kept the rights to UM’s sports. Both Greater Media and Clear Channel may have used the Wolverines to launch a direct FM competitor to CBS’ 97.1 The Ticket. Greater Media AC “Magic 105.1” WMGC PD Brian Figula registered Sports1051.com this past Saturday. Clear Channel registered 1067TheBrew.com for a possible shift to Rock in early July, while rumo...[Read More]

WXYT Detroit Becomes 97.1 The Ticket

It was just on October 1, that CBS began simulcasting Sports 1270 WXYT Detroit’s programming to what was then 97.1 WKRK-FM. The stations were then rebranded as “Detroit’s Sports Powerhouse”. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to listeners of a station that has rebranded from “Team 1270” to “1270 Sports” to “1270 XYT” that the station has yet a new moniker: “97.1 The Ticket“, just as our Net-Gnomes reported back on October 22.

Salt Lake & Detroit Follow-Ups

We reported last week on the pending change at AAA KXRV Salt Lake City to Country. As you can see above, the new format’s website now has a logo to go along with it. A station insider has told RadioInsight that the change to Country will occur within the next two weeks. We will note that Clear Channel also registered “MyRock1057.com” last week which forwards to the Country website. In Detroit, earlier this month CBS launched a simulcast of Sports 1270 WXYT on now 97.1 WXYT-FM. At the time the plan was to brand the stations as “Detroit’s Sports Powerhouse”. Now it looks as though another repackaging could be in order. CBS has registered the following domains for the stations, none of which are active yet: 1270AMTHETICKET.COM 1270THETICKET.COM 971AMTHETICK...[Read More]

CBS Drops Two More FM-Talkers

Dan Mason’s reboot of the changes made during Joel Hollander’s reign as CBS Radio President continues to pick up steam as two more FM Talk stations went by the wayside today. In Detroit, 97.1 WKRK changes its calls to WXYT-FM and began a full simulcast with “1270 Sports” under the name “Detroit’s Sports Powerhouse”. The new lineup features former WKRK afternoon drive hosts Jeff Deminski & Bill Doyle in mornings, Scott Anderson & Doug Karsch 10am-2pm, Mike Valenti & Terry Foster 2-6pm, Pat Caputo 6-10pm, and Dennis Fithian 10pm-2am in addition to live broadcast rights for Tigers Baseball, Lions Football, Red Wings Hockey, and University of Michigan sports. Dropped as part of the changes are ESPN’s Mike & Mike, and most of W...[Read More]

Infinity To Launch Network Of FM Talkers Using FreeFM Brand

With all the hoopla surrounding the departure of Howard Stern to Sirius at the end of the year, many radio industry pundits have wondered what Infinity Broadcasting has planned to replace Stern. The pieces have been slowly coming together. Today, Infinity will take control of 106.9 KIFR San Francisco (formerly Family Radio KEAR-FM) and launch a stunt in preparation of the debut of “106.9 Free-FM”. San Francisco will merely be the first station to debut with the Free-FM branding. In late July, Infinity registered the following webdomains: (The stations the domains are for are still mere speculation based on Infinity’s existing properties) 923freefm.com (for WXRK New York – Stern’s current flagship) 925freefm.com (for KDJM Denver – currently Rhythmic Oldie...[Read More]