Jeff Riger

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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 beautiful wife 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 Jeff on the weekends and also during and after Detroit Red Wing games.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 07: Jeremy Gallon #21 of the Michigan Wolverines pulls in a third quarter pass while being defended by KeiVarae Russell #6 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Michigan Stadium on September 7, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 41-30. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan-Notre Dame Game Means Everything To Wolverines [BLOG]

I admit it… I have been very critical of Michigan football for about 4 seasons now.

97.1 The Ticket–09/05/2014

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 18: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns warms up during a preseason game between the Browns and Washington Redskins at FedExField on August 18, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Johnny Manziel Is Good For The NFL [BLOG]

Brian Hoyer has been named the starting QB for the Cleveland Browns.

97.1 The Ticket–08/20/2014

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 21: Pitcher David Price #14 of the Tampa Bay Rays brings his dog Astro out onto the field just before the start of the game against the Oakland Athletics at Tropicana Field on April 21, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Tigers Talk David Price’s Bulldog And Dombrowski’s Alleged Text To Billy Beane

“I would be willing to bet my salary on the fact that Astro will be in here at some point,” reliever Joba Chamberlain said.

97.1 The Ticket–08/01/2014

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 30: Members of the Detroit Tigers 1984 World Series Championship team celebrate the 30th anniversary prior to the game against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on June 30, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Time For Tigers To Honor The ’84 Tigers The Right Way [VIDEO]

Every time the Detroit Tigers celebrate their 1984 World Championship team, the memories come flooding back.

97.1 The Ticket–07/01/2014

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 28:  Rajai Davis #20 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after striking out against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the six inning at O.co Coliseum on May 28, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Rajai Davis Is A Giant Robo Cop Fan [AUDIO]

The Tigers have had some pretty interesting people and things throw out the first pitch this season so far.

97.1 The Ticket–06/04/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29:  Mike Ditka, former NFL player and coach, and current ESPN analyst, talks with reporters during the ESPN media availablility in the Empire West Ballroom, at Super Bowl XLVIII Media Center at the Sheraton New York Times Square on January 28, 2014 in New York, New York.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Ditka On Stafford’s Hat: ‘You’re Not In A Gang'; Stafford Responds

“You’re representing the Detroit Lions and that’s the reason they have the Lion on the front of the hat.”

97.1 The Ticket–06/02/2014

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 29: Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the ninth inning at O.co Coliseum on May 29, 2014 in Oakland, California. The Tigers won the game 5-4. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

How Concerned Are You About Joe Nathan? [BLOG]

It’s ok to wonder and worry if you’re a Tigers fan…

97.1 The Ticket–05/30/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 21:  Justin Sellers #1 of the Cleveland Indians is out at second base on a double play throw to first base by Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers throws to first Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on May 21, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

What Ian Kinsler Finds Funny, Others Might Not! [BLOG]

On Thursday morning, Kinsler sat down with both the Detroit and Texas media and joked about engaging in some trash talk with Ranger players about this four game series.

97.1 The Ticket–05/22/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 13: Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers heads to the clubhouse after the Tigers defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 during a game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 13, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

The One Tiger Flying Under the Radar [BLOG]

This year’s version of the Detroit Tigers is very impressive.

97.1 The Ticket–05/15/2014

Caption:DETROIT, MI - APRIL 20: Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers bats during the third inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to end the game at Comerica Park on April 20, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Angels 2-1. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Alex Avila Will Continue To Get Plenty of Starts This Season

Tiger fans, just like any other fan base always have their gripes.

97.1 The Ticket–04/22/2014

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