Jeff Riger, has often been asked, “Why are you like this?” Simply put, Jeff Riger was forged by sweat, honed by determination and haunted by a Diet Coke addiction. Guided by a keen sense of smell, Jeff Riger knew that his gift of talking a lot would lead him to a career in radio.
Jeff Riger began his journey from humble beginnings. He studied at the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts. After graduation he began his career at WPON 1460AM as a member of the “Triple Threat” radio show. After interning at WTKA in Ann Arbor and WWJ in Detroit, he got his first full-time job at WMLM in Alma, MI. In 2002 Jeff came back to Detroit and started working at WXYT-AM. Citing temporary insanity and a peculiar fascination with learning the origins of Bernie Brewer, Jeff ventured briefly to WSSP in Milwaukee. Satisfied with what he learned, Jeff returned home to Detroit, and now works full time at WXYT AM/FM.
For those of you new to the story of Jeff Riger, some of his career highlights include covering the 2008 Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup Championship, Super Bowl XL in Detroit, the Detroit Tigers’ run for the 2006 World Series, the Pistons World Championship in 2004 and many other sporting events too numerous to mention. Jeff ‘s most recent memorable moment was obtaining exclusive interviews from umpire Jim Joyce after his admitted bad call cost the Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game on June 2, 2010.
When he is not hanging out with his girlfriend Alison, Jeff has been known to consult his trusted advisers Tram and Lou on what it means to be Detroit. Of course, Tram and Lou are his cats, and Alison is originally from Cleveland, but who can judge?
You can hear him on the weekends and also during and after Detroit Red Wing games.
Jim Leyland has made it clear; he’s not talking about his closer and I guess I don’t blame him.
By now you know that the Pistons have officially named Maurice Cheeks as their new head coach.
Justin Verlander is not the same Justin Verlander anymore, even after his brilliant 7 inning, 3 hit scoreless performance against the Royals.
Everybody has a doppelgänger and if you disagree then you obviously have never seen “How I Met Your Mother”.
It’s no secret that Rays skipper Joe Maddon is out there.
Were you one of the many Detroiters that were sickened to see former Tiger Brandon Inge wearing a Pittsburgh Penguins Mario Lemieux jersey earlier in the week?
After Thursday’s morning skate there is no doubt in my mind that the Blackhawks are shocked to be down in their series with the Wings and they truly love themselves.
Oh how one game can change everybody’s perception!
Monday morning the Wings and Ducks held their pre-game skates in preparation of game 4 of their best of seven first round series.
You never want the Tigers to lose however when they do, particularly in heartbreaking fashion, you at least want the Skipper to go nuts.
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