Detroit Pistons Radio

97.1 The Ticket

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club has agreed to a multi-year broadcast agreement with 97.1 FM The Ticket (WXYT), making the station the team’s radio flagship partner beginning with the 2017-18 season. Charlie Metzger, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for the Detroit Pistons and Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice President/Market Manager for 97.1 FM The Ticket made the joint announcement. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“The Detroit Pistons are thrilled to be returning to 97.1 FM The Ticket and re-establishing our partnership with the CBS Radio family,” said Metzger. “Given the station’s position as the market leader in local sports radio, returning to 97.1 The Ticket is a natural fit for our organization and Pistons fans will enjoy high-quality game broadcasts and related team content throughout the NBA season and beyond.”

“97.1 The Ticket is excited to bring the Detroit Pistons back to the station! We’ve always maintained a strong relationship with the team; we look forward to bringing Pistons fans exciting game day broadcasts and exclusive coverage and being a part of the team’s inaugural year at Little Caesars Arena,” added Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice President/Market Manager, CBS RADIO Detroit.

Under the agreement, 97.1 FM The Ticket will broadcast regular-season, preseason and postseason games. Pistons fans and 97.1 FM The Ticket listeners will also receive exclusive pre and post-game coverage, interviews with players, coaches and front office executives and additional coverage throughout the week during the NBA season. Game coverage and additional programming will also be available online at and by engaging mobile apps for 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Pistons. Game broadcasts that conflict with scheduled Detroit Red Wings or Detroit Tigers broadcasts on 97.1 FM The Ticket will be carried on WWJ 950 AM.

Mark Champion will return for his 24th season as the radio play-by-play voice of the Detroit Pistons and will continue his partnership with “Bad Boy” Rick Mahorn, who will be serving his 16th season as basketball analyst.

Flagship Radio Station: 97.1 FM The Ticket
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WTKG 1230 AM - Grand Rapids
WCCY 99.3 FM & 1400 AM - Houghton
WPHM 1380 AM - Port Huron
WLUN 100.9 FM - Saginaw
WJML 1110 AM - Petoskey
WJNL 101.1 FM & 1210 AM - Traverse City
WCWA 1230 AM - Toledo, OH
WGRY 101.1 FM - Grayling
WKBZ 1090 AM - Muskegon
WRGZ 96.7 FM - Alpena & Rogers City
WIBM 101.9 FM & 1450 AM - Jackson
WKNW 1400 AM - Sault Saint Marie
WNBY 1450 AM - Newberry

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