Two Metro Detroit FM radio stations are adopting sports talk radio formats

According to the Detroit News’s Tony Paul, sports fans in Detroit have new choices in terms of sports-based talk radio:

Two local radio stations are getting into the sports-talk radio game.

Beasley Media Group-owned 93.5 and 99.1 FM have launched “The ROAR,” unveiling syndicated but Detroit-centric programming that will air from 3 to 6 p.m. on weekdays. It gives sports-talk powerhouse 97.1 The Ticket its first lick of perceived competition since Detroit Sports 105.1’s four-year run ended in 2016.

As part of the deal, the stations will simulcast programming from the previously all-digital network Woodward Sports Network, funded in large part by Lady Jane’s founder Chad Johnson.

Airing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be Woodward Sports Network’s two signature shows — a show with former Lions running back Joique Bell and Red Wings legend Darren McCarty, and occasionally featuring former Detroit News columnist and 97.1 The Ticket host Terry Foster, hosted by Neal Ruhl; as well as a show featuring former Michigan receiver Braylon Edwards, hosted by Ryan Ermanni.

In the mornings, from 6 to 9, the stations will air “X’s & BrO’s” with Anthony Bellino, and in the afternoon from 3 to 6 they will air the west Michigan-based “Huge Show” with Bill Simonson. Both shows are part of the Michigan Sports Network.

National programming from SportsMap Radio, founded in 2020, will be simulcast overnights.


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  1. Success or failure will depend heavily on an improved sports scene in the Detroit and SE Michigan area. I am tired of the bile and venom of politics so I am desperate for a bandwagon to jump on.
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