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.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 08: Jeremy Ross #12 of the Detroit Lions returns a punt in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 8, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Detroit Lions 34-20. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jeremy Ross Has Some Sweet Pants [VIDEO]

It’s always interesting to see what athletes are rocking when you walk into the locker room.

97.1 The Ticket–12/18/2013

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 09: Quarterback Josh McCown #12 of the Chicago Bears runs for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during a game at Soldier Field on December 9, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Head Scratcher: Josh McCown Mentions Detroit In Wandering Rant Against Internet Porn [VIDEO]

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you come across a 2 year old anti-porn PSA starring Bears QB Josh McCown.

97.1 The Ticket–12/13/2013

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 21: Nate Burleson #13 of the Detroit Lions scores a late second quarter touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys at Dallas Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Why Nate Burleson Un-Followed Jeff Riger On Twitter

A couple weeks ago, I was checking out twitter as usual and noticed that I had some new interactions.

97.1 The Ticket–12/11/2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Steve Yzerman of teh Tampa Bay Lightning works the draft floor during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Yzerman Made Classy Move By Playing In Alumni Game

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.

97.1 The Ticket–12/11/2013

(credit: George Fox/CBS Detroit)

Does Dombrowski Believe The Happy Story He’s Selling? [BLOG]

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.

97.1 The Ticket–12/05/2013

(File Photo by A. J. Messier/Getty Images)

Darren McCarty Talks About His New Book; My Last Fight

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.

97.1 The Ticket–12/03/2013

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 25: Prince Fielder #84 of the Texas Rangers poses for photos with his wife, Chanel and sons, (L) Jaden and Haven after being introduced as the newest member of the Rangers on November 25, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Prince Fielder: “You Know I Sucked, But I Didn’t Have To Be Reminded Of It”

Former Tiger Prince Fielder seems to be the gift that just keeps giving.

97.1 The Ticket–11/25/2013

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions on the sidelines during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Carindals defeated the Lions 25-21.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Suh Doesnt Believe In Same Ole’ Lions

It’s hard not to feel bad for Lions fans.

97.1 The Ticket–11/25/2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 12:  Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers hits a RBI single in the first inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on June 12, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

What Was The Real Reason Prince Fielder Was Traded? [BLOG]

The Prince Fielder era in Detroit was a bizarre one.

97.1 The Ticket–11/21/2013

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 11: Cornerback Darrelle Revis #24 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers takes the field for play in a Monday Night Football game against the Miami Dolphins November 11, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Tampa won 22 - 19. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Remember When Darrelle Revis Totally Shut Down Calvin Johnson? He does!

Wednesday’s during Lions season, reporters get a chance to talk to players and coaches from the opposition of the week.

97.1 The Ticket–11/20/2013

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