Detroit Tigers Radio Network

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The Detroit Tigers Radio Network is a network of radio stations that covers much of Michigan, Northwest Ohio and Northern Indiana, airing Major League Baseball's Detroit Tigers games and related programming. [1] The network airs all 162 regular season games, some Spring Training games, and all postseason games.

Wraparound coverage[edit]

Pre-game[edit]

Coverage begins 20 minutes before game time with two segments. The first is The Brad Ausmus Show, a brief pre-recorded one-on-one interview with Tigers manager Brad Ausmus by Dan Dickerson. The second is From the Field, a brief interview with another Tigers coach or a player (or occasionally, people who have nothing to do with the game itself, often to promote an event or cause), hosted by Jim Price.

Post-game[edit]

Post-game coverage includes a game wrap up, either by Price or WXYT's Jeff Riger, scores from around the major leagues by Dickerson, and a preview of the next game.

Flagship stations[edit]

The flagship stations are WXYT 1270 AM and WXYT-FM 97.1 in Detroit. If the Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons or Detroit Red Wings are playing at the same time, only WXYT/1270 serves as the flagship for the Tigers.

Announcers[edit]

Dan Dickerson does play-by-play on the broadcasts and former Tiger catcher Jim Price does color commentary.[2] Jeff Riger is the studio host.

Affiliates[edit]

Games are syndicated by CBS Radio. The current affiliate stations and their cities of license are: [1]

Michigan[edit]

City Callsign Frequency
Detroit WXYT 1270 AM
WXYT-FM 97.1 FM 1
Alma / Mt. Pleasant WQBX 104.9 FM
Alpena / Rogers City WATZ-FM 99.3 FM
WRGZ 96.7 FM
Ann Arbor WTKA 1050 AM
Battle Creek WBCK-FM 95.3 FM
WTOU 930 AM 2
Bear Lake / Manistee WMTE 1340 AM
WCUZ 100.1 FM
Big Rapids / Reed City WBRN 1460 AM
W299BE 107.7 FM
W236BR 95.1 FM
Cadillac / Harrietta WKAD 93.7 FM
Caro WKYO 1360 AM
Charlevoix WMKT 1270 AM
Cheboygan / Mackinaw City WCHY 97.7 FM
Escanaba WDBC 680 AM
Flint WTRX 1330 AM
Grand Rapids WBBL-FM 107.3 FM 3
WLAV-FM 96.9 FM
Grayling WGRY 1230 AM
WGRY-FM 101.1 FM
Hillsdale WCSR 1340 AM
WCSR-FM 92.1 FM
Holland WHTC 1450 AM
Houghton WCCY 1400 AM
Jackson WIBM 1450 AM
Kalamazoo WKZO 590 AM
Lansing WVFN 730 AM
Ludington WLDN 98.7 FM
Marquette WDMJ 1320 AM
WIAM 1240 AM
Muskegon WLCS 98.3 FM
Newberry WNBY 1450 AM
Oscoda WWTH 100.7 FM
Petoskey WMBN 1340 AM
Port Huron WPHM 1380 AM
Saginaw WSGW 790 AM
Sandusky WTGV-FM 97.7 FM
Sault Ste. Marie WSOO 1230 AM
South Haven WCSY-FM 103.7 FM
Sturgis WBET-FM 99.3 FM
St. Joseph / Benton Harbor WSJM 1400 AM
WSJM-FM 94.9 FM
Traverse City WCCW 1310 AM
  1. ^ WXYT-FM is the co-flagship unless there is a conflict with another team.
  2. ^ WTOU only airs Tigers games if WBCK-FM is airing another team.
  3. ^ WWBL-FM airs weekday games, and WLAV airs weeknight and weekend games.

Indiana[edit]

City Callsign Frequency
Angola WLKI 100.3 FM

Ohio[edit]

City Callsign Frequency
Archbold WMTR-FM 96.1 FM
Toledo WLQR 1470 AM

Satellite radio[edit]

Games are also aired on Sirius XM Radio.

Internet radio[edit]

Games are available online with a subscription to MLB GameDay Audio.

History and former broadcasters[edit]

  • Before merging with WXYT-FM, WXYT/1270 was the sole flagship station from 2001-2007.
  • From 1964-2000, the Tigers' flagship station was Detroit's WJR. As a maximum power clear-channel station, WJR could be heard carrying Tigers games from hundreds of miles away on warm, clear nights.
  • Other former Tigers flagships include WWJ, WJBK (currently known as WLQV) and WKMH (currently known as WDTW).
  • The Tigers' most famous announcer is Ford C. Frick Award winning broadcaster Ernie Harwell, who called Tigers games mostly on the radio from 1960-2002. The press box at Comerica Park is named The Ernie Harwell Media Center in his honor, a statue of him stands near the main gate of the stadium, and his name is on the Tigers Wall of Fame in right field of Comerica Park.

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