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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With some wins they can be right back in the thick of things.
It’s not enough these days to just say that Nick Lidstrom was a great defenseman, you have to go further. How great was he?
It’s easy to forget with all the hoopla about Nick Lidstrom that Patrick Roy is coming back to town too tonight.
But the amount of time Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk are missing is not his fault.
You already remember what he did in the biggest games you’ve ever saw.
As the March 5th NHL trade deadline approaches it has become apparent that Livonia native Ryan Kesler will be available for the right price.
I really don’t care all that much if the United States wins gold in hockey and neither do you, but we do care about stopping Canada from winning it.
There was a whole lot to like about Michigan’s 70-60 win at Ohio State on Tuesday night.
I’m sure you too have fantasized about what you would do if the Lions ever were to go the Super Bowl.
This time around, it was odd!
After about an hour of swinging, Jackson bet Hunter that he could dunk.
I’m actually extremely jealous of the Browns today because they have yet to hire a head coach, a position I wish the Lions were still in.
I don’t know for a fact that Stafford is the reason Whisenhunt decided not to come to Detroit, but I’m betting it had a lot to do with it!
Since when do schools of Michigan’s caliber hold press conferences for offensive coordinators?
I was recently asked if the Lions will get it right this time. My response was “doubtful!”
What an overwhelming success the last couple days were!
It’s always interesting to see what athletes are rocking when you walk into the locker room.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you come across a 2 year old anti-porn PSA starring Bears QB Josh McCown.
A couple weeks ago, I was checking out twitter as usual and noticed that I had some new interactions.
I have to admit that I’m shocked! I didn’t think there was even a small chance that Steve Yzerman would take part in the New Year’s Eve Alumni game but I was wrong.
Dombrowski shot down reports of getting guys like Shin-Soo Choo and Carlos Beltran and made it very clear that the Tigers will not be players in the free agent market for the rest of the offseason.
Detroit legend Darren McCarty has a new book called My Last Fight: a True Story of a Hockey Rock Star and he joined Stoney and I in studio to promote it.
Former Tiger Prince Fielder seems to be the gift that just keeps giving.
It’s hard not to feel bad for Lions fans.
The Prince Fielder era in Detroit was a bizarre one.
Wednesday’s during Lions season, reporters get a chance to talk to players and coaches from the opposition of the week.
The Wings seem like they are snake bit right now.
Since Scherzer won the AL Cy Young, I have become increasingly bitter.
Fans remember different things about former Wings captain Steve Yzerman, but I remember the waiting.
Lane has a picture of Big Boy on his right arm with the words “Doing Big Boy Things in a Big Boy World” above and under it.