Jamie Samuelsen

Jamie Samuelsen is the co-host of the “Jamie and Wojo Show” that airs weekdays at 6 PM on 97.1 “The Ticket” – the #1 rated radio station in Detroit. His blogs appear three times a week in the Detroit Free Press. Jamie is also part of the broadcast team for WJBK (Fox2) TV’s Football Sunday show that analyzes the Detroit Lions on game day. He appears monthly on Fox2’s Sunday Sports Works show roundtable segments.

Jamie signed on to WDFN in 1994. For more than 10 years, Jamie was part of every sports fan’s morning routine; first as the co-host of WDFN’s morning show, then as the Sports Director on the top-rated “Mike in the Morning Show” on 101 WRIF and finally as the co-host of the WCSX Morning Show with radio legend Ken Calvert.

Jamie has covered dozens of major sporting events including the Super Bowl, the World Series, The Stanley Cup Finals, the NBA Finals, the Final Four, the US Open, The Ryder Cup, and the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Jamie was born and raised in Lafayette, California outside of San Francisco. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in communications.

Jamie resides in Oakland County with his wife, television news anchor/reporter Christy McDonald and his children Caroline (7), Josh (5) and Catherine (2).

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Bob Wojnowski opens his home to have Jamie Samuelsen cook up a batch of Super Bowl Chili on Thursday February 4, 2016.  (credit: George Fox/CBS Detroit)

Jamie Samuelsen Cooks His Super Bowl Chili Recipe At Bob Wojnowski’s House

Jamie stops by Wojo’s house to whip up a batch of his famous recipe for Super Bowl Chili. Wojo provides commentary and weighs in on the quality of Jamie’s chili.


TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11:  Actor Jeff Daniels speaks onstage during the "The Martian" press conference at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 11, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Tougher To Be A Lions Fan Or A Tigers Fan? Jeff Daniels Makes The Call [VIDEO]

Kid Rock, Tim Allen and Eminem might get more attention when they support Michigan teams.

97.1 The Ticket–10/07/2015

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13:  Head coach Dan Bylsma of the Pittsburgh Penguins addresses the media after the game against the Ottawa Senators at Consol Energy Center on April 13, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Senators defeated the Penguins 3-2 in a shootout.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Who Replaces Mike Babcock Behind The Red Wings Bench?

Speculating on the next Red Wings head coach is a little like speculating on the next Democratic nominee for president.

97.1 The Ticket–05/20/2015

A general view of the main entrance of Ford Field prior to the start of the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Detroit Lions on December 7, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Buccaneers 34-17.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lions 2015 Schedule Released. A Game-By-Game Look

What better time could there be to go game-by-game and see how the Lions are going to do in 2015?

97.1 The Ticket–04/21/2015

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 09: Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions sacks Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins during the first quarter of the game at Ford Field on November 09 , 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Dolphins 20-16. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Jamie Samuelsen: Suh Is The Most Valuable Player In Detroit

About a year ago, I undertook one of the most foolish endeavors that I’ve ever undertaken in this space.

97.1 The Ticket–11/18/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14:   Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions hits the ground after a play against the Carolina Panthers during the game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Are These The Same Old Lions? Jamie And Wojo Can Give You An Official Answer

Jamie and Wojo have consulted with Lions fans and concocted a formula to determine whether or not this season will be another labled “Same Old Lions.”

97.1 The Ticket–10/10/2014

Dan Vitale #40 of the Northwestern Wildcats is tackled by Taiwan Jones #34 of the Michigan State Spartans during the first half on November 23, 2013 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Northwestern Unveils Alternative (Awful) Uniforms [PHOTOS]

If you need to EXPLAIN to your fans what the uniforms mean, perhaps you’ve taken a little too big of a leap.

97.1 The Ticket–10/07/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 14:  Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus #7 watches the action from the dugout during the fourth inning of the game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on September 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Indians 6-4.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Samuelsen: The Case For Brad Ausmus

Brad Ausmus will not be the AL Manager of the Year.

97.1 The Ticket–09/16/2014

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The Greatest Caller Jamie & Wojo Have Ever Had [AUDIO]

Mike informed us that his call was fueled be ‘6 to 10’ beers consumed during a day of yard work in his barn. (They have barns in Rochester Hills?)

97.1 The Ticket–08/15/2014

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: (3rd-L) Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio is interviewed onstage after defeating the Stanford Cardinal 24-20 in the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

What Are The Odds Michigan State Wins The National Championship?

So it’s officially not too early to start looking ahead to which teams have the best chance to win the first ever College Football Playoff.

97.1 The Ticket–07/24/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Actress Yvonne Strahovski attends 24: Live Another Day World Premiere Event for Fox on Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on May 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for FOX)

The 24 Blog – 5 PM – 6 PM [BLOG]

If a nuclear bomb ever fell on a city where Jack Bauer was living, we can now safely say that the only things to survive the blast would be the cockroaches…and Jack Bauer.

97.1 The Ticket–06/10/2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Kiefer Sutherland attends the UK premiere of '24: Live Another Day' at Old Billingsgate Market on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

The 24 Blog – 4 PM – 5 PM

“Jack wants her. Jack needs her. Jack gets her.” James Heller, 2014

97.1 The Ticket–06/03/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 22: Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers scrambles for the loose ball during the fifth inning of the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on September 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The FOUR Key Tigers for 2014

We already know the x-factors for the Tigers – Nick Castellanos, Ian Kinsler and Drew Smyly.

97.1 The Ticket–03/06/2014

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 15:  Head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions is flanked by General Manager Martin Mayhew, left, and President Tom Lewand, right, after being introduced during a news conference at Ford Field on January 15, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

If The Lions Were In The Super Bowl… [BLOG]

In all the coverage of Peyton Manning, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and the rest of Super Bowl XLVIII, there has been a smaller story that’s gotten a morsel of the attention.

97.1 The Ticket–01/30/2014

MetLife Stadium, which will host Superbowl XLVIII next month, is seen on January 22, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. In what is being called the first ever 'cold weather superbowl,' the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will face off in front of over 80,000 fans on February 2. Cold weather welcome kits have been produced for fans that will include earmuffs, hats, mittens, hand warmers, lip balm, and tissues, among other items. After a snowstorm hit the New York region with a foot of snow earlier this week, the NFL and local authorities are doing everying possible to prepare for a snowstorm on the day of the game. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Rundown: Super Bowl Prop Bets Galore [BLOG]

It’s one week until Super Bowl XLVIII (which raises the question – will they ever drop the whole roman numerals charade?).

97.1 The Ticket–01/24/2014

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - JANUARY 05: Jessica Smith celebrates after winning the second ladies 1,000 meter final during the U.S. Olympic Short Track Trials at the Utah Olympic Oval on January 5, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Detroit Olympian Needs Help Fulfilling Her Dreams

If you haven’t been already, you’re about to be inundated by Winter Olympic commercials.

97.1 The Ticket–01/16/2014

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 24: Head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions watches the action against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on November 24, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Jamie Samuelsen: Schwartz Is Coaching For His Job

By: Jamie Samuelsen @jamiesamuelsen The Ping-Pong nature of this Lions season has left all of us scratching our heads. Super Bowl winning coach Jimmy Johnson thinks the Lions may be one of the best, most […]

97.1 The Ticket–12/09/2013

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Could Dave Dombrowski Leave Detroit To Become The MLB Commissioner?

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Dombrowski is receiving a groundswell of support to replace Bud Selig as MLB Commissioner when Selig retires following the 2014 season.

CBS Detroit–11/26/2013

CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 17:  Richie Incognito #68 of the Miami Dolphins during their preseason game at Bank of America Stadium on August 17, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Could Richie Incognito Be A Lion?

Is it possible that the ultimate landing spot for the most controversial player in the NFL could be Detroit?

97.1 The Ticket–11/11/2013

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 11:  Kris Draper #33 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on December 11, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Red Wings defeated the the Devils 4-1.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kris Draper And Wendel Clark Talk Alumni Showdown

The Winter Classic will be played in Michigan Stadium on January 1st.

97.1 The Ticket–11/04/2013

22 Aug 1999: Brad Ausmus #12 of the Detroit Tigers stands on second base during the game against the California Angels at Edison Field in Anaheim, California. The Tigers defeated the Angels 12-3. Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport

Jamie Samuelsen: Ausmus Is A Risky Pick And The Correct Pick

Jim Leyland had a good run as Tigers manager.

97.1 The Ticket–11/04/2013

Brad Ausmus - File 2000 (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Ausmus The Vegas Favorite To Replace Leyland

They’ll put odds on anything from The Oscars to “Survivor” to the Super Bowl coin toss to who will be the next Tigers manager.

97.1 The Ticket–10/22/2013

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 12: Jose Iglesias #1 of the Detroit Tigers warms up before Game One of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on October 12, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Jamie Samuelsen: Tigers Have ‘Em Right Where They Want ‘Em

We won’t be able to properly put Sunday’s Game 2 debacle into context until we find out what happens in the rest of the ALCS.

97.1 The Ticket–10/15/2013

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 10: (EDITORS NOTE: Multiple exposure created in camera) Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Oakland Athletics during Game Five of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 10, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Verlander Dominant, Tigers Advance To ALCS

For most of the season, Tiger fans worried about Justin Verlander.

97.1 The Ticket–10/10/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 07: Grant Balfour #50 of the Oakland Athletics is held back by home plate umpire Gary Darling while exchanging words with Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 7, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Benches Clear As V-Mart And Balfour Exchange Words [VIDEO REACTION]

It’s a bad sign for the Tigers that the most explosive part of the ALDS so far happened as a result of a foul ball.

97.1 The Ticket–10/07/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 25: Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the game on September 25, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Tigers – A’s Preview – The Pitching Wins Out

For the past few weeks, we’ve heard far too much about what the Tigers don’t have and not enough about what they do.

97.1 The Ticket–10/03/2013

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 31:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) Actor Bryan Cranston attends The Film Society Of Lincoln Center And AMC Celebration Of "Breaking Bad" Final Episodes  at The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theatre on July 31, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Breaking Bad Recap: The Finale

It was a great show. I’m satisfied with the ending. If that makes me a bad person – so be it. At least I’m not as bad as Walt – who I still kind of like. How’s that for moral ambiguity?

97.1 The Ticket–09/30/2013


Breaking Bad Recap – The Appetizer

Two weeks ago, ‘Breaking Bad’ delivered the greatest hour of television that most of us had ever seen.

97.1 The Ticket–09/23/2013

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 31: (L-R) Bob Odenkirk, Aaron Paul, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Bryan Cranston and Vince Gilligan attend the 'Breaking Bad' NY Premiere 2013 at The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theatre on July 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for AMC)

Breaking Bad Recap – Breaking Good?

So, has anyone caught their breath yet? Has anyone slept? Has anyone ever watched a more intense, heartbreaking, jaw-dropping hour of television in their lives?

97.1 The Ticket–09/16/2013

Bryan Cranston, star of the television series "Breaking Bad,"(ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)  FILE.

Breaking Bad Recap – The Gilligan Strikes Back

There was a fair amount of grumbling after last week’s episode of ‘Breaking Bad’.

97.1 The Ticket–09/10/2013


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