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. The network airs all 162 regular season games, some Spring Training games, and all postseason games. Dan Dickerson does play-by-play on the broadcasts and former Tiger catcher Jim Price does color commentary. Jeff Riger is the studio host. The flagship stations are WXYT 1270 AM and WXYT-FM 97.1 in Detroit.
Coverage begins 20 minutes before game time with two segments. The first is The Brad Ausmus Show, a brief pre-recorded one-on-one interview with Tigers manager Brad Ausmus 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 an event or cause), hosted by Jim Price.
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.
|Ann Arbor||WTKA||1050 AM|
|Battle Creek||WBCK||95.3 FM|
|Big Rapids||WBRN||1460 AM|
|Grand Rapids||WOOD||1300 AM|
|Iron Mountain||WMIQ||1450 AM|
|Port Huron||WPHM||1380 AM|
|Sault Ste. Marie||WSOO||1230 AM|
|South Haven||WCSY-FM||103.7 FM|
|St. Joseph||WSJM||1400 AM|
|Traverse City||WCCW||1310 AM|
Games are also aired on Sirius XM 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.