Detroit Lions Radio Network

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The Detroit Lions Radio Network is a network of 36 radio stations (34 in Michigan and two in Toledo, Ohio) that broadcasts all of the NFL's Detroit Lions games and related programming.[1] All preseason, regular season, and postseason games are aired live throughout the network.

Flagship stations[edit]

The flagship stations are Detroit sister stations WXYT (1270 AM) and WXYT-FM (97.1 FM). If the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, or Detroit Pistons (for whom the stations are also flagships) are playing at the same time, then WXYT-FM will carry the Lions' game, while the Tigers or Red Wings game airs on WXYT-AM or the Pistons game airs on WWJ (950 AM). The Lions and WXYT AM/FM renewed their partnership for three more seasons on October 9, 2009.[2]

Announcers[edit]

The current announcers are Dan Miller with play-by-play, Jim Brandstatter with color commentary, and Tony Ortiz with sideline reports. WXYT-FM's Dan Hasty is the network studio host; he also does updates of other games around the league during the game as well as at halftime.[1]

Wrap around shows[edit]

Pregame show[edit]

The network's pre-game show which begins one hour before game-time is called Lions GameDay, in which Miller and Brandstatter, joined by Dave Birkett (Lions beat writer for The Detroit Free Press) and Tim Twentyman (Lions beat writer for NFL.com) discuss the day's game and predict the outcome. Tony Ortiz joins in and also does a preview of the opponent as well as injury reports. Dan Hasty previews other games and reports news from around the league from WXYT-FM's studio.

Postgame show[edit]

The network's post game show includes locker-room interviews with coaches and players by Brandstatter and Ortiz, as well as all press conferences, then the game wrapup by Miller in which he mentions all of the game's statistics and looks ahead to the next game.

Affiliate stations[edit]

Games are syndicated by CBS Radio, owner of WXYT-FM and WXYT (AM). The current affiliates and their cities of license are:[1]

CityCallsignFrequency
DetroitWXYT-FM97.1 FM
WXYT1270 AM
AlpenaWKJZ94.9 FM
Ann ArborWAAM1600 AM
Battle CreekWBCK95.3 FM
WTOU930 AM
Big RapidsWBRN1460 AM
ColdwaterWTVB1590 AM
EscanabaWYKX104.7 FM
FlintWTRX1330 AM
Grand HavenWGHN92.1 FM
Grand RapidsWBBL-FM107.3 FM
HillsdaleWCSR1340 AM
WCSR-FM92.1 FM
HollandWHTC1450 AM
HoughtonWCCY1400 AM
Iron MountainWMIQ1450 AM
KalamazooWKZO590 AM
LansingWVFN730 AM
LudingtonWMOM102.7 FM
MarquetteWDMJ1320 AM
Muskegon / WhitehallWWSN97.5 FM
NewberryWNBY1450 AM
PetoskeyWJML750 AM
Port HuronWPHM1380 AM
Saginaw / Midland / Bay CityWKQZ93.3 FM
SanduskyWTGV-FM97.7 FM
South HavenWGMY940 AM
St. Ignace / CheboyganWIDG940 AM
St. JosephWSJM1400 AM
WSJM-FM94.9 FM
Sault Ste. MarieWSOO1230 AM
Tawas CityWQLB103.3 FM
Toledo, OhioWLQR1470 AM
WLQR-FM106.5 FM
Traverse CityWCCW1310 AM


Satellite radio[edit]

Games are also aired on Sirius XM Radio

Internet radio[edit]

Games are also broadcast online at flagship station WXYT-FM's website, and on NFL Field Pass.

History[edit]

See also[edit]

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