PHILADELPHIA, PA – December 8, 2020 – Entercom has announced an exclusive multiyear radio broadcast partnership extension with the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers. As part of the extension, 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM), Detroit’s only local sports talk station, will remain the flagship station of both teams, airing play-by-play for all regular season and postseason games.
“The Tigers and Red Wings are two of the best sports partners in the business, and the Ilitch organization has been a major part of the comeback of Detroit,” said Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Detroit. “We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with these two local powerhouses and remain as the go-to home for both franchises’ fanbases, delivering year-round content that our listeners crave.”
“We are extremely pleased to extend our partnership with Entercom Detroit, ensuring loyal Red Wings and Tigers fans have unmatched access to their favorite teams, athletes, and personalities,” said Chris Granger, Group President, Sports & Entertainment, Ilitch Holdings, Inc. “97.1 The Ticket does an incredible job of engaging sports fans in metro Detroit on a daily basis, and we are thrilled to bring Red Wings hockey and Tigers baseball to fans across the great state of Michigan through Entercom’s extensive radio networks, unique behind-the-scenes podcasts, and exciting live events.”
In addition to game broadcasts, the partnerships, which first began in 2001, will feature entertainment and promotional opportunities across Entercom’s entire portfolio in Detroit, including WWJ News Radio 950 (WWJ-AM), ALT 98.7 (WDZH-FM), 104.3 WOMC (WOMC-FM), and 99.5 WYCD (WYCD-FM).