Dan Leach

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Born and raised in one of the nation’s most important cities, Detroit, Dan Leach has always had a very deep connection to the city and teams he grew up loving and rooting for. Even while working in TV and Radio away from the Motor City, his love for his hometown and its great teams never wavered. Rumors of him coming out of the womb signing “Forward Down The Field” lead to epic trips to Lions and Michigan football games with his grandpa and father starting at age two. There his bond and love of sports was born.

A graduate and classmate of Charlie Batch and Earl Boykins at Eastern Michigan University , he was often seen cracking Boykins up as he diagramed plays in one of the greatest college courses ever assembled, “Theory of Basketball 101.” Dan then was lucky enough to be baptized in broadcasting as an intern with Dan “Touchdown Detroit Lions” Miller at Fox 2. Stops in Costa Rica (some of the most beautiful women in the world), Atlanta, and Florida followed.

He comes back home to join 97.1 The Ticket after hosting nationally syndicated shows on Sports Byline USA and Sirius Satellite Radio. Dan has also called football and basketball play-by-play on radio and TV, most recently on the NAFL game of the week on CAMTV.

An avid hot air balloon enthusiast, huge Pearl Jam fan, and always willing to look at both sides of an argument or story, Dan could not be happier to be joining the great team at 97.1 The Ticket. He looks forward to sparking hearty debate, entertaining the great people of Michigan, and making the world a better place one listener at a time.

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Dan Leach Accepts The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

According to Dan Leach, Terry Foster, 97.1 The Ticket host challenged Leach to the Ice Bucket Challenge.

08/15/2014

Robin Williams' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is seen, August 11, 2014, in Hollywood, California.  Academy Award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead in his Marin County home earlier today of an apparent suicide. He was 63 years old. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

I Hope That The Robin Williams Tragedy Can Save Others’ Lives [BLOG]

Depression and mental illness is a problem that affects millions of Americans each year, and what is the scariest of all of it is that so many are afraid, unwilling or feel like they are unable to get the help they need.

CBS Detroit–08/11/2014

David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 5, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Top 5 Most Anticipated Detroit Sports Debuts

Who is your No. 1?

97.1 The Ticket–08/05/2014

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 4, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

DTM’s Who Would You Rather See In Playboy: Kate Upton Vs Jennifer Lawrence

I have come to a decision. It wasn’t an easy one , but there really are only winners in this quagmire.

97.1 The Ticket–07/29/2014

Joakim Soria will soon become a Detroit TIger. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Instant Reaction: Why Soria Deal Shows That The Tigers Are All In For A World Series Title

The Tigers have agreed to acquire closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for minor league pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.

97.1 The Ticket–07/23/2014

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 14:  German fans at Hophaus celebrate the winning goal while watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final match between Germany and Argentina on July 14, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Instant Reaction: World Cup 2014 Final — German Ecstasy

Two entire nations hung on every pass, kick, dive, and scoring opportunity to be able to celebrate as a nation.

97.1 The Ticket–07/13/2014

Fans watch overtime play at Soldier Field between Belgium and the USA in a World Cup match being played at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil on July 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Organizers said 28,000 people attended the watch party at Soldier Field. Belgium won the match 2-1. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Instant Reaction: U.S. Heads Held High After World Cup 2014; The Change Has Already Come

The loss was devastating, but the road ahead looks so much brighter than just two weeks ago.

97.1 The Ticket–07/01/2014

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Leach’s Lists: DTM’s Top 5 Hottest World Cup Soccer WAGs [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

Soccer stars simply get some of the hottest women on the planet.

97.1 The Ticket–06/28/2014

RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 26: Clint Dempsey of the United States acknowledges the fans after being defeated by Germany 1-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

USA Vs GERMANY-Breakdown-Breakthrough (Now The Fun Can Really Begin) [BLOG]

To bring that home locally – that would be like the Detroit Lions going to two straight Super Bowls when you look at both teams past histories.

97.1 The Ticket–06/26/2014

Uruguay's forward Luis Suarez (L) reacts past Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini during a Group D football match between Italy and Uruguay at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

Leach’s Lists: DTM’s Top 3 Reasons Not To Get Bit During World Cup 2014

Millions watched in horror on Tuesday as one of the world’s premier soccer players, Uruguayan and EPL Club Liverpool striker Luis Suarez literally took a bite out of Italy defender Girogio Chiellini’s shoulder.

97.1 The Ticket–06/24/2014

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