I’m a Michigan native with a long resume of radio experience beginning back in 1972 with on-air and sales work at stations in Ludington, Holland and Muskegon. I worked as News Director and WOOD-AM/FM in Grand Rapids from 1987 to 1997 and also was the play-by-play voice of the Michigan White Caps before landing at WXYT in 2001.
At CBS stations 1270 XYT The Sports Station and WWJ Newsradio 950 in Detroit, I’ve held such positions as WXYT program director, afternoon drive sports anchor for WWJ and WXYT and co-host of “Inside Tigertown” with Dan Dickerson. I currently work as Managing Editor, weekdays in the WWJ Newsroom.
These guys drive me nuts. Just when you think the Tigers have solved their offensive problems….they head south.
I’ve just gotten back from vacation and maybe I should leave town again. While lying in the sun for a week, the Tigers were burning up the American League. Many fans had written the team off in June…but 2 out hits and good starting pitching have turned the ship around.
It seems to happen every year…the Tigers get hot just before the All-Star game. That’s exactly the case this season with a 5 game winning streak and the bats have come alive.
If you think the month of June was hot in metro Detroit — you’re right. Through Saturday, Detroit has seen eleven 90-degree days.
I was listening to Mike Valente on “The Ticket” recently and he said something that seemed to put this year’s Tigers team in persepective. They aren’t bad enough to say this season as been a disaster so far..nor have they been good enough to say they seem to be on their way.
They are called the “Senior Circuit.” The name is derived from the length of time the National League has been in existence. For the Tigers the interleague play has meant the difference from good season to a mediocre one.
A Warren man is facing charges, including attempted murder, after an argument between two families erupted in gunfire earlier this week.
The Detroit Public Schools district has lost millions of dollars in state aid after attendance fell below 75 percent on 10 days during the 2010-11 school year.
The Tigers limped into Cincinnati having to play 3 games in a “launching pad” of a ballpark. But instead of just lying down when they got behind, the Bengals ground out 2 impressive wins to take the series. I hope we can look back at the series as the turning point in the season.
A Waterford Township woman, who was trying on a pair of pants, got a lot more than she bargained for. She was poked by a hypodermic needle.