List of Detroit Tigers broadcasters

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The following is a list of Detroit Tigers broadcasters, past and present:

Radio[edit]

Current[edit]

The current flagship radio stations for the Detroit Tigers are WXYT, at 1270 AM, and WXYT-FM, at 97.1, both sports stations.[1] Dan Dickerson (play-by-play) and former Tiger catcher Jim Price (analyst) are the radio announcers; both double as pre-game and post-game show hosts.[2] The games are simulcast on both stations unless there is a conflict with Detroit Red Wings hockey or Detroit Lions football.

Former flagships[edit]

WJR was the Tigers' flagship station from 1964-2000. Other former Tigers flagships include WWJ, WJBK (currently known as WLQV) and WKMH (currently known as WDTW).

Former radio announcers[edit]

Broadcasters by year[edit]

2000s[edit]

Year Flagship stations Play-by-Play Color Commentary
2014 WXYT-FM / WXYT-AM Dan Dickerson Jim Price
2013 WXYT-FM / WXYT-AM Dan Dickerson Jim Price
2012 WXYT-FM / WXYT-AM Dan Dickerson Jim Price
Dan Petry (substitute)[3]
2011 WXYT-FM / WXYT-AM Dan Dickerson Jim Price
2010 WXYT-FM / WXYT-AM Dan Dickerson Jim Price
2009 WXYT-FM / WXYT-AM Dan Dickerson Jim Price
2008 WXYT-FM / WXYT-AM Dan Dickerson Jim Price
2007 WXYT Dan Dickerson Jim Price
2006 WXYT Dan Dickerson Jim Price
2005 WXYT Dan Dickerson Jim Price
2004 WXYT Dan Dickerson Jim Price
2003 WXYT Dan Dickerson Jim Price
2002 WXYT Ernie Harwell
Dan Dickerson
Jim Price
2001 WXYT Ernie Harwell
Dan Dickerson
Jim Price
2000 WJR Ernie Harwell
Dan Dickerson
Jim Price

1990s[edit]

Year Flagship stations Play-by-Play Color Commentary/Secondary Play-by-Play
1999 WJR Ernie Harwell Jim Price
1998 WJR Frank Beckmann Jim Price
Lary Sorensen
1997 WJR Frank Beckmann Lary Sorensen
1996 WJR Frank Beckmann Lary Sorensen
1995 WJR Frank Beckmann Lary Sorensen
1994 WJR Rick Rizzs Bob Rathbun
1993 WJR Rick Rizzs
Ernie Harwell
Bob Rathbun
1992 WJR Rick Rizzs Bob Rathbun
1991 WJR Ernie Harwell Paul Carey
1990 WJR Ernie Harwell Paul Carey

1980s[edit]

Year Flagship stations Play-by-Play Color Commentary/Secondary Play-by-Play
1989 WJR Ernie Harwell Paul Carey
1988 WJR Ernie Harwell Paul Carey
1987 WJR Ernie Harwell Paul Carey
1986 WJR Ernie Harwell Paul Carey
1985 WJR Ernie Harwell Paul Carey
1984 WJR Ernie Harwell Paul Carey
1983 WJR Ernie Harwell Paul Carey
1982 WJR Ernie Harwell Paul Carey
1981 WJR Ernie Harwell Paul Carey
1980 WJR Ernie Harwell Paul Carey

1970s[edit]

Year Flagship stations Play-by-Play Color Commentary/Secondary Play-by-Play
1979 WJR Ernie Harwell Paul Carey
1978 WJR Ernie Harwell Paul Carey
1977 WJR Ernie Harwell Paul Carey
1976 WJR Ernie Harwell Paul Carey
1975 WJR Ernie Harwell Paul Carey
1974 WJR Ernie Harwell Paul Carey
1973 WJR Ernie Harwell Paul Carey
1972 WJR Ernie Harwell Ray Lane
1971 WJR Ernie Harwell Ray Lane
1970 WJR Ernie Harwell Ray Lane

1960s[edit]

Year Flagship stations Play-by-Play Color Commentary/Secondary Play-by-Play
1969 WJR Ernie Harwell Ray Lane
1968 WJR Ernie Harwell Ray Lane
1967 WJR Ernie Harwell Ray Lane
1966 WJR Ernie Harwell Gene Osborn
1965 WJR Ernie Harwell Gene Osborn
1964 WJR Ernie Harwell Bob Scheffing
1963 WKMH George Kell Ernie Harwell
1962 WKMH George Kell Ernie Harwell
1961 WKMH George Kell Ernie Harwell
1960 WKMH George Kell Ernie Harwell

1950s[edit]

Year Flagship stations Play-by-Play Color Commentary/Secondary Play-by-Play
1959 WKMH Van Patrick George Kell
1958 WKMH Van Patrick Mel Ott
1957 WKMH Van Patrick Mel Ott
1956 WKMH Van Patrick Mel Ott
1955 WKMH Van Patrick Dizzy Trout
1954 WKMH Van Patrick Dizzy Trout
1953 WKMH Van Patrick Dizzy Trout
1952 WKMH Van Patrick
1951 WXYZ Ty Tyson Paul Williams
1950 WXYZ Harry Heilmann

Television[edit]

Current[edit]

The television rights are currently held by Fox Sports Detroit, in an exclusive contract that runs until 2018.[4] Mario Impemba (play-by-play) and former big-leaguer Rod Allen (analyst) form the TV announcing team.[2] Pre-game and post-game show hosts and reporters include John Keating, Mickey York, Trevor Thompson, and Justin White.

Former TV announcers[edit]

Broadcasters by year[edit]

2000s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-Play Color Commentary Pre-Game Host
2014 Fox Sports Detroit
Mario Impemba Rod Allen John Keating, Mickey York, Trevor Thompson, Justin White
2013 Fox Sports Detroit
Mario Impemba Rod Allen John Keating, Mickey York, Ryan Field, Trevor Thompson, Justin White
2012 Fox Sports Detroit
Mario Impemba Rod Allen John Keating, Mickey York, Ryan Field, Trevor Thompson
2011 Fox Sports Detroit
Mario Impemba Rod Allen John Keating, Mickey York, Ryan Field, Trevor Thompson
2010 Fox Sports Detroit
Mario Impemba Rod Allen John Keating, Mickey York, Ryan Field, Trevor Thompson
2009 Fox Sports Detroit
Mario Impemba Rod Allen John Keating, Mickey York, Ryan Field, Trevor Thompson
2008 Fox Sports Detroit
Mario Impemba Rod Allen John Keating, Mickey York, Ryan Field, Trevor Thompson
2007 Fox Sports Detroit
WJBK
Mario Impemba Rod Allen John Keating
None
2006 Fox Sports Detroit
WMYD
Mario Impemba Rod Allen John Keating
None
2005 Fox Sports Detroit Mario Impemba Rod Allen John Keating
2004 Fox Sports Detroit Mario Impemba Rod Allen John Keating
2003 Fox Sports Detroit
WKBD
Mario Impemba
Frank Beckmann
Rod Allen
Jack Morris
John Keating
Ray Lane
2002 Fox Sports Detroit
WKBD
Mario Impemba
Frank Beckmann
Kirk Gibson
Lance Parrish
John Keating
Ray Lane
2001 Fox Sports Detroit
WKBD
Josh Lewin
Frank Beckmann
Kirk Gibson
Al Kaline
John Keating
Ray Lane
2000 Fox Sports Detroit
WKBD
Josh Lewin
Frank Beckmann
Kirk Gibson, Tom Paciorek
Al Kaline
John Keating
Ray Lane

1990s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-Play Color Commentary Pre-Game Host
1999 Fox Sports Detroit
WKBD
Josh Lewin
Frank Beckmann
Kirk Gibson
Al Kaline
John Keating
Ray Lane
1998 Fox Sports Detroit
WKBD
Josh Lewin
Ernie Harwell
Kirk Gibson
Al Kaline
John Keating
Ray Lane
1997 Fox Sports Detroit
WKBD
Ernie Harwell Jim Price and Fred McLeod
Al Kaline and Jim Price
John Keating
Ray Lane
1996 PASS Sports
WKBD
Ernie Harwell
George Kell
Jim Price and Fred McLeod
Al Kaline
John Keating
Ray Lane
1995 PASS Sports
WKBD
Ernie Harwell
George Kell
Jim Price and Fred McLeod
Al Kaline
John Keating
Ray Lane
1994 PASS Sports
WDIV
Ernie Harwell
George Kell
Jim Price and Jim Northrup
Al Kaline
John Keating
Van Earl Wright
1993 PASS Sports
WDIV
Jim Price
George Kell
Jim Northrup
Al Kaline
John Keating
Bernie Smilovitz
1992 PASS Sports
WDIV
Larry Osterman
George Kell
Jim Northrup
Al Kaline
Pat Caputo
Bernie Smilovitz
1991 PASS Sports
WDIV
Larry Osterman
George Kell
Jim Northrup
Al Kaline
Pat Caputo
Bernie Smilovitz
1990 PASS Sports
WDIV
Larry Osterman
George Kell
Jim Northrup
Al Kaline
Pat Caputo
Bernie Smilovitz

1980s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-Play Color Commentary
1989 PASS Sports
WDIV
Larry Osterman
George Kell
Jim Northrup
Al Kaline
1988 PASS Sports
WDIV
Larry Osterman
George Kell
Jim Northrup
Al Kaline
1987 PASS Sports
WDIV
Larry Osterman
George Kell
Jim Northrup
Al Kaline
1986 PASS Sports
WDIV
Larry Osterman
George Kell
Jim Northrup
Al Kaline
1985 PASS Sports
WDIV
Larry Osterman
George Kell
Bill Freehan and Jim Northrup
Al Kaline
1984 PASS Sports
WDIV
Larry Osterman
George Kell
Bill Freehan
Al Kaline
1983 ONTV
WDIV
Larry Adderley
George Kell
Norm Cash and Hank Aguirre
Al Kaline
1982 ONTV
WDIV
Larry Adderley
George Kell
Norm Cash and Hank Aguirre
Al Kaline
1981 ONTV
WDIV
Larry Adderley
George Kell
Norm Cash and Hank Aguirre
Al Kaline
1980 WDIV George Kell Al Kaline

1970s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-Play Color Commentary/Secondary Play-by-Play'
1979 WDIV George Kell Al Kaline and Mike Barry
1978 WWJ-TV George Kell Al Kaline, Joe Pellegrino and Mike Barry
1977 WWJ-TV George Kell Larry Osterman, Al Kaline and Joe Pellegrino
1976 WWJ-TV George Kell Larry Osterman, Don Kremer and Al Kaline
1975 WWJ-TV George Kell Larry Osterman and Don Kremer
1974 WJBK George Kell Larry Osterman
1973 WJBK George Kell Larry Osterman
1972 WJBK George Kell Larry Osterman
1971 WJBK George Kell Larry Osterman
1970 WJBK George Kell Larry Osterman

1960s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-Play Color Commentary/Secondary Play-by-Play
1969 WJBK George Kell Larry Osterman
1968 WJBK George Kell Larry Osterman
1967 WJBK George Kell Larry Osterman
1966 WJBK George Kell Ray Lane
1965 WJBK George Kell Ray Lane
1964 WJBK Ernie Harwell Bob Scheffing
1963 WJBK George Kell Ernie Harwell
1962 WJBK George Kell Ernie Harwell
1961 WJBK George Kell Ernie Harwell
1960 WJBK George Kell Ernie Harwell

1950s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-Play Color Commentary/Secondary Play-by-Play
1959 WJBK Van Patrick George Kell
1958 WJBK Van Patrick Mel Ott
1957 WJBK Van Patrick Mel Ott
1956 WJBK Van Patrick Mel Ott
1955 WJBK Van Patrick Dizzy Trout
1954 WJBK Van Patrick Dizzy Trout
1953 WWJ-TV Van Patrick Dizzy Trout
1952 WWJ-TV Van Patrick
1951 WWJ-TV Harry Heilmann Ty Tyson
1950 WWJ-TV Harry Heilmann Ty Tyson

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