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by George Malik on 07/15/13 at 01:53 PM ET
Per Crain's Detroit Business's Bill Shea, those of us who would like to not be told that "no one wants to talk about hockey" on the FM dial may have a more sympathetic sports talk radio ear soon:
Radio industry scuttlebutt for months has been rife with speculation that Greater Media Inc.'s WMGC 105.1 FM will change formats next month from adult contemporary music to sports.
That would pit the soft rock station known for many years as "Magic 105" against market leader WXYT-FM 97.1 "The Ticket," owned by CBS Sports Radio Inc.
Sources familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Crain's that the switch could happen in August and that Greater Media has been in talks with potential show hosts -- including Drew Lane, formerly of the "Drew & Mike" morning show, which in May ended a 22-year run on Greater Media-owned WRIF 101.1 FM.
Update: It will be an ESPN station:
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