Detroit Tigers honor the late Jamie Samuelsen prior to game vs. Angels

The metro-Detroit community lost a beloved figure just over one year ago, as 97.1 The Ticket on-air host Jamie Samuelsen succumbed to colon cancer at only 48 years of age in August of 2020. Samuelsen had worked in Detroit sports radio since 1990, and also wrote for The Detroit Free Press. In a special tribute, … Read more

Local reporter would be “surprised” if Detroit Lions make big free-agency splash

The Detroit Lions will look noticeably different when next they hit the field. With a new starting quarterback and an overhauled coaching staff, it’s certainly the start of a new day in the Motor City. But if one local reporter’s prediction proves true, there won’t be any major additions to the team on the field. … Read more

Brad Holmes discusses arrival in Detroit and Matthew Stafford on 97.1 The Ticket

There’s a new general manager in the Motor City. The Detroit Lions officially hired Brad Holmes, who previously served as the Director of College Scouting for the Los Angeles Rams, as the successor to Bob Quinn. He’ll be aiming to use his passion for the game and experience to turn things around for the better … Read more

2021 will bring a new radio partnership for Detroit Lions as they are leaving WJR

This should come as no surprise if you have been following along over the past few months but according to Michael Stets, the Detroit Lions will no longer be on WJR beginning with the 2021 season. As noted by Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions are likely headed back to 97.1 The … Read more

Jim Harbaugh responds to 97.1 The Ticket host Rico Beard’s accusations

There has been plenty of speculation about whether or not Jim Harbaugh will be the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines past the 2020 season. Though Harbaugh has refused to fuel the fire at all when asked by the media about his future with the Wolverines, a report from 97.1 The Ticket’s Rico Beard got … Read more

Late 97.1 The Ticket host Jamie Samuelsen nominated for posthumous award

The metro-Detroit community lost a beloved figure earlier this year, as 97.1 The Ticket on-air host Jamie Samuelsen succumbed to colon cancer at only 48 years of age. Today, the late broadcaster was nominated for a special posthumous award. He’s formally been announced as a finalist for Michigan Sportscaster of the year, along with WXYZ’s … Read more

97.1 The Ticket renames morning drive show following new addition

Following the passing of Detroit radio legend Jamie Samuelsen, 97.1 The Ticket was put in the position to find a new co-host for Mike Stone (Stoney). Last week, Stoney announced that his new morning drive co-host will be former Michigan offensive lineman, Jon Jansen. With a new co-host in place, 97.1 the Ticket has also … Read more

Jamie Samuelsen’s wife joins 97.1 The Ticket’s Morning Show with Stoney and Heather

Nearly months ago, we lost 97.1 The Ticket host Jamie Samuelsen after his long battle with colon cancer. On Wednesday morning, Samuelsen’s wife, Christy McDonald, joined Mike Stone (Stoney) and the crew on The Morning Show with Stoney and Heather as it was announced that the 97.1 The Ticket studio in Southfield. McDonald was thrilled … Read more

97.1 The Ticket broadcast studio renamed in honor of Jamie Samuelsen

The 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM) broadcast studio is going to be renamed in honor of a beloved colleague. The studios will be renamed “The Samuelsen Studio” in honor of Jamie Samuelsen, who succumbed to colon cancer on August 1 after a 19-month battle with the disease. “Jamie meant so much to our station and was … Read more

Detroit Lions HC Matt Patricia disposes of Mike Valenti’s accusation

We all knew that 97.1 The Ticket’s Mike Valenti would bash the Detroit Lions after their latest debacle on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers but we did not know that he would drop the bomb that Matt Patricia did not want to draft Jeff Okudah and GM Bob Quinn did it anyways. Embed from … Read more

Report: Matt Patricia did not want to draft CB Jeff Okudah

It wasn’t the NFL debut that Detroit Lions cornerback and 1st round draft selection Jeff Okudah was hoping for against the Green Bay Packers yesterday afternoon. Embed from Getty Images And according to outspoken 97.1 The Ticket host Mike Valenti, there may be some additional issues with the former Ohio State Buckeye. Valenti began his … Read more