Red Wings broadcaster Ken Kal reacts to Detroit’s poor luck in Draft Lottery

Detroit Red Wings fans continue to be frustrated with the results of last night’s NHL Draft Lottery that saw the Red Wings drop to 4th despite having the worst overall record. Red Wings radio broadcaster Ken Kal appeared on Pat Caputo‘s radio show on 97.1 The Ticket to offer his immediate reaction to the results, … Read more

97.1 The Ticket’s Mike Sullivan posts hilarious tweet following Detroit Lions big announcement

Martha Firestone Ford has stepped down as principal owner of the Detroit Lions but that does not mean the team is changing hands as her daughter Sheila Ford Hamp is taking owner. Following the announcement, it did not take long for 97.1 The Ticket’s program director Mike Sullivan to troll Hamp Ford and the Lions. Sullivan … Read more

97.1 The Ticket’s Bob Wojnowski has a new co-host

Due to the coronavirus, 97.1 The Ticket has been forced to make some very tough decisions regarding on-air personalities, including losing Kyle Bogenshultz (Bogey) after contract negotiations broke down. Bogey had been Bob Wojnowski’s wingman on the “Bogie & Wojo Show,” which aired from 6-8 p.m. on weeknights. With Bogey gone, Wojo now has a … Read more

Former 97.1 The Ticket host Kyle Bogey is ‘not going anywhere’

As you may or may not have heard, 97.1 The Ticket and on-air host, Kye Bogey (Bogenshultz) recently parted ways when “contract negotiations broke down.” On Sunday, Bogey took to Twitter to announce that he is ‘not going anywhere’ and that we will be seeing and hearing plenty from him in the near future. Though … Read more

97.1 The Ticket lays off on-air host Kyle Bogey

97.1 The Ticket was forced earlier this month to lay off on-air personalities Dennis Fithian and Ryan Wooley, all thanks to a shortage of advertising money during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parent company Entercomm had also asked for voluntary pay-cuts. Unfortunately, the personnel shakeup at the station has now extended to Kyle Bogey, one half of … Read more

97.1 The Ticket on-air personalities say they have taken pay cuts

In response to COVID-19, many people in Michigan have been forced to either take a pay cut and many others have lost their job altogether. This has affected many different jobs, including our local radio stations. In early April, 97.1 The Ticket personalities Dennis Fithian and Ryan Wooley revealed on Twitter that they had been … Read more

97.1 The Ticket forced to layoff on-air personalities

Thanks to a shortage of advertising money, radio company Entercom has been forced to proceed with layoffs, pay cuts and furloughs of employees. 97.1 The Ticket is owned by Entercom, and two on-air personalities that metro-Detroiters are very familiar with were unfortunately part of the announced layoffs: Dennis Fithian and Ryan Wooley. Both took to … Read more

Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill joins the “Jamie and Stoney Show” on 97.1 The Ticket

Thanks to the spread of COVID-19, the National Hockey League decided to halt the regular season last week. And while all options are being considered for a potential return to action, it’s far too early for a timetable of when that might happen. Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill joined the “Jamie and Stoney … Read more

Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett joins the “Jamie and Stoney Show”, talks Stafford rumor

In case you missed it, the Motor City sports world was set ablaze earlier today with a report from Local 4 WDIV that the Detroit Lions have been fielding offers for quarterback Matthew Stafford. Embed from Getty Images Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett joined the “Jamie and Stoney Show” on 97.1 The Ticket this … Read more

Mike Valenti: Lions fans who blame refs are losers

The Detroit Lions lost a heartbreaker to the Super Bowl-contending Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday afternoon at Ford Field – but did the officiating have anything to do with it? According to 97.1 The Ticket radio host Mike Valenti, if you’re in the crowd blaming the officials for Detroit’s loss, you’re just not a winner. … Read more

Mike Valenti: Mark Dantonio Doesn’t Look Long For His Job

Following yet another sub-par offensive performance from the Michigan State Spartans this past weekend, 97.1 The Ticket radio host and Spartan alum Mike Valenti laid it out on the line for head coach Mark Dantonio, essentially saying it’s time for him to step away. “Mark Dantonio has taken it from me, it’s impossible to care … Read more

Valenti: Sunday’s tie proves the Lions are a poorly coached team

We heard 97.1 The Ticket’s Mike Valenti’s take on Michigan Football head coach Jim Harbaugh and his questionable coaching decisions this past Saturday vs. Army. Now, let’s see what the opinionated talk show host had to say about the Detroit Lions and their coaching staff. Never one to shy away from voicing his displeasure with … Read more

Valenti: Harbaugh is the most overrated coach in America

You just knew that Detroit’s most outspoken radio personality would have something to say about what transpired at the Big House this past weekend! 97.1 The Ticket radio host and Michigan State alum Mike Valenti absolutely took Jim Harbaugh to task during the first segment of Monday afternoon’s show, officially declaring him to be the … Read more

Valenti show discusses Mike Lombardi’s “attack” on Lions

It isn’t often that outspoken talk show host Mike Valenti isn’t criticizing Detroit Lions, with whom he has a bombastic history. During one segment from this afternoon, 97.1 The Ticket’s “Valenti Show” discussed a recent podcast from Mike Lombardi, a former assistant to the coaching staff of the New England Patriots and former analyst for … Read more

Al Avila joins 97.1 The Ticket, reveals team trade plans

It’s been a busy week for Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila. He received a contract extension, and is now looking forward to this year’s MLB trade deadline, which falls on July 31. What are the team’s plans for their top traceable assets in Shane Greene, Matthew Boyd and Nicholas Castellanos? According to Avila, he’s … Read more