97.1 The Ticket’s Mike Valenti announces new co-host

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As reported a couple of weeks ago, changes are coming to 97.1 The Ticket and we now know exactly what one of those changes is.

On Thursday, Mike Valenti of the Mike Valenti Show announced he will having a new co-host and it is none other than Rico Beard.

From 97.1 The Ticket:

Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the unrivaled leader in sports radio, announced on-air veteran Rico Beard will join 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM), Detroit’s only local sports talk station. Beard will be heard alongside Mike Valenti on “The Mike Valenti Show with Rico,” weekdays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 ET, beginning August 3.

“Rico’s immeasurable experience covering all avenues of the Detroit sports scene has granted him a front row ticket to some of the biggest stages in sports,” said Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Detroit. “Rico has been on our wish list of talent to join our team for quite some time and we look forward to him joining Mike Valenti in offering a dynamic afternoon show for our listeners. We thank Sully for his contributions to the team and wish him all the best in his new endeavor.”

“I am extremely blessed and honored in becoming a host on ‘The Mike Valenti Show’ on 97.1 The Ticket,” said Beard. “I was flattered when Mike Valenti himself asked me to join his show. My job will be to bring in a new voice and opinions to a show that is already one of the best shows not only in Detroit but in the sports talk radio industry throughout the U.S.”

“I’ve wanted to work with Rico for several years now and it is simply fantastic the occasion has arrived,” said Valenti. “Adding Rico to our show represents a massive opportunity to not only stay at No. 1 but to evolve and become even stronger. I’m really proud of the show we created. Sullivan has meant a lot to this show, to the station and to me personally. I’m excited about his new opportunity and wish him all the success in the world.”

Nation, do you like this addition to 97.1 The Ticket?

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