Detroit Tigers Radio Network

The Detroit Tigers Radio Network is a network of radio stations that covers much of Michigan, Northwest Ohio and Northern Indiana along with a few parts of Northern Wisconsin and some cities along the Michigan border in Ontario, airing Major League Baseball's Detroit Tigers games and related programming.[1] The network airs all 162 regular season games and all postseason games. 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. The flagship stations are WXYT (1270 AM) and WXYT-FM (97.1 FM) in Detroit.

Wraparound coverage

Pre-game

Coverage begins 20 minutes before game time with two segments. The first is Ron Gardenhire Show, a brief pre-recorded one-on-one interview with Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire by Dan Dickerson at home games and Jim Price on road games. 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 a fundraising event or charitable cause), hosted by Jim Price.

Post-game

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.

Affiliates

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

Michigan

CityCallsignFrequency
AlmaWQBX104.9 FM
AlpenaWATZ-FM99.3 FM
WRGZ96.7 FM
Ann ArborWTKA1050 AM
Battle CreekWBCK95.3 FM
WTOU930 AM
Big RapidsWBRN1460 AM
W299BE107.7 FM
W236BR95.1 FM
CadillacWKAD93.7 FM
CaroWKYO1360 AM
CharlevoixWMKT1270 AM
W272CR102.3 FM
CheboyganWCHY97.7 FM
DetroitWXYT1270 AM
WXYT-FM97.1 FM
EscanabaWDBC680 AM
FlintWTRX1330 AM
Grand HavenWGHN1370 AM
Grand RapidsWOOD1300 AM
WMAX-FM96.1 FM
GraylingWMQU1230 AM
WGRY-FM101.1 FM
HillsdaleWCSR1340 AM
WCSR-FM92.1 FM
HollandWHTC1450 AM
HoughtonWCCY1400 AM
W257CZ99.3 FM
Iron MountainWMIQ1450 AM
JacksonWIBM101.9 FM
KalamazooWKZO590 AM
LansingWJIM1240 AM
LudingtonWLDN98.7 FM
ManisteeWMLQ97.7 FM
MarquetteWDMJ1320 AM
WIAN1240 AM
MuskegonWKBZ1090 AM
NewberryWNBY1450 AM
OscodaWWTH100.7 FM
PetoskeyWMBN1340 AM
Port HuronWPHM1380 AM
SaginawWSGW790 AM
SanduskyWTGV-FM97.7 FM
Sault Ste. MarieWSOO1230 AM
South HavenWCSY-FM103.7 FM
SturgisWBET-FM99.3 FM
St. JosephWSJM1400 AM
WSJM-FM94.9 FM
Traverse CityWCCW1310 AM
WCCW-FM107.5 FM

Indiana

CityCallsignFrequency
AngolaWLKI100.3 FM

Ohio

CityCallsignFrequency
ArchboldWMTR-FM96.1 FM

Satellite radio

Games are also aired on Sirius XM Radio.

Internet radio

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

History and former broadcasters

  • 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 but off the air).
  • 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.

See also

References

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