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The Detroit Tigers Radio Network is a network of 34 radio stations that covers much of Michigan and Northwestern Ohio that air Major League Baseball's Detroit Tigers games and related programming. [1] The network airs all 162 regular season games, and some Spring Training games.

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Wraparound coverage

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Pre-game

Coverage begins 20.5 minutes before game time with 2 segments. The first is The Jim Leyland Show, a brief pre-recorded one-on-one interview with Tigers manager Jim Leyland 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), hosted by Jim Price.

Post-game

Post-game coverage includes wrapups by both announcers, Leyland's live post-game press-conference, and well as live locker-room interviews with players conducted by Jeff Riger.

Flagship stations

The flagship stations are WXYT-AM 1270 AM and WXYT-FM 97.1 FM. If the Detroit Lions or Detroit Red Wings (who the stations are also flagships to) are playing at the same time, only one of the WXYT stations (usually the AM) serves as the flagship for the Tigers.

Announcers

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

Affiliates

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

Michigan

Ohio

Internet radio

Games are also aired on Sirius XM Radio, and online at MLB GameDay Audio.

History and Former Broadcasters

Ernie Harwell, Tigers play-by-play announcer from 1960-2002, is honored with a statue at Comerica Park in Detroit.
  • Before merging with WXYT-FM, WXYT-AM was the sole flagship station from 2001-2007.
  • The Tigers' flagship station was Detroit's WJR from 1964-2000. 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 Hall of Fame Broadcaster Ernie Harwell, who called Tigers games mostly on the radio from 1960-2002.

See also

References


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