Local Sports Talk Returning To WDFN
September 3, 2009 at 10:49 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Sports WDFN-A/DETROIT is going back to local programming starting TUESDAY (9/8). The station, which dumped local programming in the CLEAR CHANNEL job cuts of JANUARY, conceding the local sports talk category to rival CBS Sports WXYT-A-F (97.1 THE TICKET), is bringing back former midday host SEAN BALIGIAN for 7-10a weekdays, adding crosstown FOX O&O WJBK-TV (FOX 2) sports reporter RYAN ERMANNI for 10a-noon, and pairing DETROIT FREE PRESS columnist DREW SHARP and MATT SHEPARD for 2-6p. ESPN's COLIN COWHERD will air noon-2p, and sportswriter TOM KOWALSKI will provide news and commentary.
OM TODD THOMAS said, "No radio station in town offers an 'inside track' on sports. So, we put together a group of guys who actually hang out with the players, coaches and management of all the DETROIT (and MICHIGAN) teams. Not because it’s their job… but because they eat, breathe and sleep sports. There is no bigger sports town in the country than DETROIT -- don’t we deserve a radio station devoted exclusively to talking about what we love?"