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.

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Michigan Fans Should be Jealous of Tom Izzo [BLOG]

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97.1 The Ticket–03/24/2015

Alfredo Simon Talks About His Chrome Mercedes And Being Called ‘Big Pasta’ [VIDEO]

Tigers starter Alfredo Simon is a pretty interesting guy.

97.1 The Ticket–03/11/2015

Ausmus Compares Iglesias And Kinsler To Trammell And Whitaker

Tigers skipper Brad Ausmus was asked about how good Iglesias and Kinsler could be together and responded “right there with Trammell and Whitaker.”

97.1 The Ticket–03/10/2015

10 Athletes That Left Detroit Too Soon

In an effort to make Lions fans feel better, I give you Detroit’s top 10 toughest losses.

97.1 The Ticket–03/09/2015

Tigers Poke Fun At Kevin Rand’s Fall; Make Chalk Outline On The Field [PHOTO]

The good news for Rand was that his fall reminder was erased before the Tigers played the Blue Jays on Monday afternoon.

97.1 The Ticket–03/09/2015

Who’s Down For The Harbaugh Breakfast Challenge? [VIDEO]

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97.1 The Ticket–01/28/2015

Has Justin Verlander Thrown Too Many Pitches? [VIDEO]

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97.1 The Ticket–01/22/2015

OPINION: Lions Fans Just Need To Get Over It Already

The officials did not prevent the Lions from winning, the Cowboys did.

97.1 The Ticket–01/07/2015

Jack Harbaugh And Shane Morris Talk About Jim Harbaugh [VIDEO]

Michigan got their guy and everybody in Ann Arbor on Tuesday afternoon seemed very thankful for it.

97.1 The Ticket–12/30/2014

EXCLUSIVE: Brad Ausmus Gives Insight On How Cespedes Trade Happened [VIDEO]

“We were up late but it was worth it.”

97.1 The Ticket–12/11/2014

Dombrowski On Simon Trade: ‘This Actually Came Together Pretty Quickly’ [VIDEO]

We proceeded more with this when we had the opportunity to do something else but we weren’t going to do something else unless we could get a starting pitcher which we said all along” Dombrowski said.

97.1 The Ticket–12/11/2014

Brad Ausmus: ‘I Think Our Biggest Strength Is Our Starting Pitching’ [VIDEO]

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97.1 The Ticket–12/10/2014

Scott Boras: ‘Max Is A Peyton Manning, Number One Kind Of Guy’ [VIDEO]

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97.1 The Ticket–12/10/2014

Dick Enberg Talks About How He Met Ernie Harwell [AUDIO]

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12/10/2014

Tommy Lasorda: Players Who Used PEDs ‘Do Not Belong’ In The Hall Of Fame [VIDEO]

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97.1 The Ticket–12/09/2014

Jim Leyland: ‘I Don’t Know About That’ When Talking About Trading Porcello Or Price

“I’m kind of surprised being here at the Winter Meetings that you really haven’t heard about Scherzer.”

97.1 The Ticket–12/09/2014

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

Johnny Manziel Is Good For The NFL [BLOG]

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97.1 The Ticket–08/20/2014

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

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97.1 The Ticket–08/01/2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bruins Series Hits Close To Home For Wings’ Brendan Smith, His Brother [BLOG]

Not only does Smith get to play in round one of the playoffs starting Friday in Boston, but he also gets to compete against his brother in the process.

97.1 The Ticket–04/15/2014

Jeff Riger: Lions Signing Orlovsky For Back-Up QB Is Disappointing

They should have drafted a guy that they targeted and could develop. A player, that could eventually challenge Stafford for playing time if he struggles.

97.1 The Ticket–04/02/2014

If Wings Are To Make the Playoffs Again, It’ll Be Because Of Nyquist [BLOG]

The Wings have way too many injuries and in the last 24 hours they have a couple more.

97.1 The Ticket–03/19/2014

MSU Whiners Get Last Laugh [BLOG]

I was wrong…again!

97.1 The Ticket–03/17/2014

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