Tony Ortiz

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Tony Ortiz started at WXYT in 1986 working as an intern from Specs Howard School of Broadcasting. After landing a position with the station, the Detroit native and Cooley High graduate, worked as a producer for Spartan basketball and football. Ortiz moved to WWJ Newsradio 950 in 1991 and went on to produce Detroit Lions football. Three years later Ortiz left Detroit to pursue work in Houston at KTRH. As a reporter and talk show host Ortiz covered everything from college football to gymnastics, including 2 NBA championship runs with the Houston Rockets. In 1999 Ortiz left KTRH to join Houston’s all sports station KILT.

Ortiz returned home to Detroit in 2001 and re-joined WWJ/WXYT. He is currently the morning drive sports anchor for WWJ Newsradio 950 and the Lions Beat Reporter and Sideline Reporter on 97.1 FM The Ticket.

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DETROIT - NOVEMBER 25:  Shaun Hill #14 of the Detroit Lions looks for a open reciever while playing the New England Patriots on November 25, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tony Ortiz: Detroit Lions Roster Concerns

Here’s a look at some of the Lions roster concerns going into the start of free agency in the NFL.

97.1 The Ticket–03/13/2012

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30:  Running back Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos tries to escape the grasp of linebacker Stephen Tulloch #55 of the Detroit Lions at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Lions defeated the Broncos 45-10. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Tony Ortiz: Lions Free Agents

With the NFL season winding down, it’s time to look at which Lions players will become free agents in the off-season.

97.1 The Ticket–01/18/2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 07: Doug Hogue #57 of the Detroit Lions sits on the bench with a towel on his head against the New Orleans Saints during their 2012 NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 7, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Tony Ortiz: Lions’ Three Major Weaknesses Exposed

They couldn’t stop the run, they couldn’t run the ball and they had shaky depth in the secondary. That last one was damaging.

97.1 The Ticket–01/09/2012

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 12: Defensive tackle Jovan Haye #71 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers directs play against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on October 12, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Tony Ortiz: Lions Sign Jovan Haye

With Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley and Lawrence Jackson set to miss Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, the Lions add some depth to their defensive line with the signing of defensive tackle Jovan Haye.

97.1 The Ticket–12/09/2011

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 04: Wide receiver Nate Burleson #13 of the Detroit Lions breaks a tackle by cornerback Jabari Greer #33 of the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Tony Ortiz’ NFC Playoff Picture

As the NFL heads into the final four weeks of the regular season, here’s a look at the five contenders for the final three playoff spots in the NFC.

97.1 The Ticket–12/07/2011

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30: Head coach Jim Schwartz leads the Detroit Lions against the Denver Broncos Sports Authority at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Lions defeated the Broncos 45-10. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Tony Ortiz: Schwartz Talks About Suh’s Meeting

“You know, we’re real proud of him for representing our team. He’s a good guy and a really good teammate.”

97.1 The Ticket–11/01/2011

The Broncos Practice Field Today Covered In Snow

Tony Ortiz: Snowy In Denver

Interesting fact about Sunday’s game in Denver: the Lions haven’t won a regular season contest played in the Mile High City since 1971, when they beat the Broncos 24 -20.

97.1 The Ticket–10/26/2011

Nick Fairley (L) talks with his teammates(

Nick Fairley Doesn’t Know If He’ll Play Monday

It has been reported that Nick Fairley will play on Monday night. 97.1 The Ticket’s Tony Ortiz spoke with Nick Fairley moments ago and he said he has no idea if he will play Monday.

97.1 The Ticket–10/06/2011

Matthew Stafford - Detroit Lions  (File photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)

Tony Ortiz: Overheard From The Lions After The Win Over The Vikings

Center Dominic Raiola, on where this win ranks for him since he was drafted by the Lions back in 2001

97.1 The Ticket–09/26/2011

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 01:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions stands on the sidelines against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 1, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Detroit won 16-6.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Tony Ortiz With His 2011 NFL Predictions

With the NFL season set to start on Thursday, it’s time for one more set of predictions on the upcoming year.

97.1 The Ticket–09/07/2011



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