Detroit Pistons Open 2010-11 Home Schedule October 29

Metro Detroit Radio Stations To Broadcast Live From The Palace

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The Palace of Auburn Hills will be buzzing with activity all day long on Friday, October 29 as 15 metro-Detroit radio and television stations broadcast live from the venue leading up to the Detroit Pistons 2010-11 regular season home opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

An annual tradition since the building opened its doors in 1988, metro-Detroit radio stations make The Palace their studio for the day, allowing them a chance to take in all the excitement as Palace staff prepares for another exciting season of Pistons basketball. The broadcasts will begin at 5 a.m. and continue until tip-off.

Pistons rookie forward Greg Monroe, Head Coach John Kuester, long-time “voice of the Pistons” George Blaha, radio color commentator and “Bad Boy” Rick Mahorn, Automotion dance team members and many others will be on hand to discuss happenings around The Palace as well as expectations of the Pistons as they begin their 2010-11 campaign.

The first 5,000 fans entering The Palace for the game on Friday will receive a special Halloween edition black and orange Ben Gordon youth jersey with glow-in-the-dark numbers courtesy of Fanta. The foot-juggling Bello Brothers will provide the halftime entertainment.

The game can be heard on the flagship radio affiliate for the Pistons this season, WXYT 97.1 FM, “The Ticket.” Mark Champion returns as the radio voice of the Pistons and will be joined once again by Mahorn on color analysis. Matt Dery helps provide coverage during pre-game and halftime, and after the game, he will take calls from fans as he broadcasts live from The Canadian Club Terrace, located on the concourse above the East exit. The complete list of Pistons flagship radio stations throughout the state of Michigan can be found at Pistons.com/radio.

FSN Detroit, in its 14th season of broadcasting Pistons games, will be the exclusive local television provider for Pistons Basketball, with the broadcast also available in high-definition on FSN HD. Prior to the game, viewers can catch Pistons In Focus at 7 p.m. followed by Pistons Live at 7:30 p.m. with host Mickey York and in-studio analyst Mateen Cleaves. Blaha will deliver play-by-play and Greg Kelser will provide color commentary. After the game, Pistons Live delivers post-game commentary, coaches’ press conferences and live interviews from the Pistons and opposing teams’ locker rooms. FSN Detroit channel line up

The opening night game kicks off the team’s “4-Pack Fridays” promotion. The Friday night package includes four upper level tickets and a postgame shot on the court for $44 ($94 in lower level), plus happy hour drink specials and enter to win a meet & greet with a Pistons player.

Tickets for the October 29 contest and the rest of the home schedule are on sale now at Palacenet.com, The Palace Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets may also be charged by phone to American Express, Visa, Discover and MasterCard by calling 1-800-745-3000.

PNC, one of the nation’s largest financial holding companies, is the presenting sponsor for the Detroit Pistons. For more information about PNC, please visit www.pncbank.com.


Below is a list of the radio stations that will be on-site at The Palace the day of October 29.

WYCD – 99.5 FM – “Detroit’s Best Country”
  • 5-10 a.m. – “The Dr. Don Morning Show” with Dr. Don Carpenter, Rachael Hunter, Steve Grunwald and Jason The 300 lb Cowboy located inside Caesar’s Windsor Club


  • WDVD – 96.3 FM – “Today's Best Hits Without the Rap”
  • 5:30-10 a.m. – “Blaine & Allyson in the Morning” with Blaine Fowler and Allyson Martinek located inside a North Tower Suite in Club 53


  • WWJ – 950 AM – “Newsradio 950”
  • 6a.m.-Noon – Tony Ortiz providing sports updates, located inside the Canadian Club Terrace


  • WXYT – 97.1 FM – “The Ticket” and Flagship Radio Station for Pistons Basketball
  • 6-10 a.m. – Bill McAllister, Mike Stone and Sara located inside the Canadian Club Terrace
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Doug Karsch and Scott “the Gator” Anderson located inside the Canadian Club Terrace
  • 2-6 p.m. – Mike Valenti and Terry Foster located inside the Canadian Club Terrace
  • 6-7 p.m. – Pat Caputo and Dennis Fithian located inside the Canadian Club Terrace
  • 7-8 p.m. – Pre-game coverage with Matt Dery located Courtside
  • 8 p.m. – Pistons vs. Oklahoma City Thunder with Mark Champion providing play-by-play and Rick Mahorn color commentary
  • Post-game coverage with Matt Dery located inside the Canadian Club Terrace


  • WJLB – 97.9 FM – “The D’s Hip-Hop & R&B”
  • 6-10 a.m. – “CoCo, Foolish and Mr. Chase In The Morning” located inside Jack Daniels Old No. 7 Club


  • WCSX – 94.7 FM – “The Classic Rock Station”
  • 6-9 a.m. – Ken Calvert located inside the Pistons Locker Room
  • 2-6 p.m. – Doug Podell located inside the Red Bull Bar


  • WNIC – 100.3 FM – “Today’s Variety”
  • 6-10 a.m. – “Jay Towers in the Morning” with Jay Towers, Renee Vitale, Dan Watkins & Kam Carmen (Weather) located Courtside


  • WDFN – 1130 AM – “The Fan”
  • 7-10 a.m. – Sean Baligian and Tom “Killer” Kowalski located inside a North Tower Suite in Club 53
  • 10 a.m.-Noon – Ryan Ermanni located inside a North Tower Suite in Club 53
  • 3-6 p.m. – “Shep and Sharp” with Matt Shepard and Drew Sharp located inside a North Tower Suite in Club 53


  • WOMC – Oldies 104.3 FM – “Detroit’s Greatest Hits!”
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – “JT” located inside Caesar’s Windsor Club


  • CIDR – 93.9 FM (The River) – “It’s About The Music”
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Mark Lander located inside Jack Daniels Old No. 7 Club


  • WKQI – 95.5 FM – “Channel 9-5-5, Detroit's Hit Music”
  • 3-7 p.m. – Beau located on the concourse at section 109


  • WMXD – 92.3 FM – “Classic Soul and Today's R&B”
  • 3-7 p.m. – Frankie Darcell located on the concourse at section 108


  • WDZH – 98.7 FM – “98-7 Amp Radio, All The Hits”
  • 3-7 p.m. – “The Buck Head Show” located on the concourse at section 117


  • WMGC – 105.1 FM – “Magic 105.1, Fresh Upbeat Variety”
  • 3-7 p.m. – Chris Edmonds located inside Red Bull Bar


  • TV COVERAGE
    WJBK
  • Fox 2 will be on-site from 6-10 a.m., with Jay Towers conducting interviews and interacting with PS&E and Pistons personnel.


  • FSN Detroit
  • 7 p.m. – Pistons In Focus
  • 7:30 p.m. – Pistons Live
  • 8 p.m. – Game broadcast. Also available in High-Definition on FSN HD
  • Post-game – Pistons Live