Detroit Tigers Radio Network
TypeRadio network
Country
HeadquartersDetroit, Michigan
Broadcast area
OwnerDetroit Tigers
Affiliation(s)MLB
Affiliates49, including flagship
Official website
Detroit Tigers Radio Network

The Detroit Tigers Radio Network is an American radio network composed of 49 radio stations which carry English-language coverage of the Detroit Tigers, a professional baseball team in Major League Baseball (MLB). Detroit's WXYT-FM (97.1 FM) serves as the network's flagship. The network also includes 46 affiliates in the U.S. states of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana: 25 AM stations, 15 of which supplement their signals with one or more low-power FM translators; 21 full-power FM stations; and one HD Radio digital subchannel which supplements its signal with a low-power FM translator.[1] The network airs all 162 regular season games and all postseason games. Dan Dickerson does play-by-play with former Tiger catcher Jim Price on color commentary, and Jeff Riger is the studio host.[2] In addition to traditional over-the-air AM and FM broadcasts, network programming airs on SiriusXM satellite radio; and streams online via SiriusXM Internet Radio, TuneIn Premium, and MLB.com Gameday Audio.[3][4][5]

Station list

Network stations as of the 2022 Tigers season
Callsign Frequency Band City State Network status
WXYT-FM 97.1 FM Detroit Michigan Flagship
WQBX 104.9 FM Alma Michigan Affiliate
WATZ-FM 99.3 FM Alpena Michigan Affiliate
WLKI 100.3 FM Angola Indiana Affiliate
WTKA 1050 AM Ann Arbor Michigan Affiliate
W292FW 106.3 FM Ann Arbor Michigan WTKA relay
WMTR-FM 96.1 FM Archbold Ohio Affiliate
WBCK 95.3 FM Battle Creek Michigan Affiliate
WBRN 1460 AM Big Rapids Michigan Affiliate
W243EN 96.5 FM Big Rapids Michigan WBRN relay
W256CC 99.1 FM Big Rapids Michigan WBRN relay
WKAD 93.7 FM Cadillac Michigan Affiliate
WKYO 1360 AM Caro Michigan Affiliate
WMKT 1270 AM Charlevoix Michigan Affiliate
W272CR 102.3 FM Charlevoix Michigan WMKT relay
WCHY 95.3 FM Cheboygan Michigan Affiliate
WDBC 680 AM Escanaba Michigan Affiliate
W233CT 94.5 FM Escanaba Michigan WDBC relay
W243EO 96.5 FM Frankenmuth Michigan WSGW relay
WBNZ 92.3 FM Frankfort Michigan Affiliate
W280GB 103.9 FM Gladstone Michigan WDBC relay
WGHN 1370 AM Grand Haven Michigan Affiliate
W235CM 94.9 FM Grand Haven Michigan WGHN relay
WOOD 1300 AM Grand Rapids Michigan Nighttime-only affiliate
WMAX-FM 96.1 FM Grand Rapids Michigan Daytime-only affiliate
WCSR 1340 AM Hillsdale Michigan Affiliate
WCSR-FM 92.1 FM Hillsdale Michigan Affiliate
W258DE 99.5 FM Hillsdale Michigan WCSR relay
WHTC 1450 AM Holland Michigan Affiliate
W259CO 99.7 FM Holland Michigan WHTC relay
WCCY 1400 AM Houghton Michigan Affiliate
W257CZ 99.3 FM Houghton Michigan WCCY relay
WMIQ 1450 AM Iron Mountain Michigan Affiliate
WKHM-HD2* 105.3-2 FM Jackson Michigan Affiliate
W270CJ 101.9 FM Jackson Michigan WKHM-HD2 relay
WKZO 590 AM Kalamazoo Michigan Affiliate
W295CL 106.9 FM Kalamazoo Michigan WKZO relay
WJIM 1240 AM Lansing Michigan Affiliate
W299CR 107.7 FM Lansing Michigan WJIM relay
WLDN 98.7 FM Ludington Michigan Affiliate
WMLQ 97.7 FM Manistee Michigan Affiliate
WDMJ 1320 AM Marquette Michigan Affiliate
WKBZ 1090 AM Muskegon Michigan Daytime-only affiliate
WOOD-FM 106.9 FM Muskegon Michigan Nighttime-only affiliate
WNBY 1450 AM Newberry Michigan Affiliate
WWTH 100.7 FM Oscoda Michigan Affiliate
WMBN 1340 AM Petoskey Michigan Affiliate
W284DF 104.7 FM Petoskey Michigan WMBN relay
WPHM 1380 AM Port Huron Michigan Affiliate
WRGZ 96.7 FM Rogers City Michigan Affiliate
WGRY-FM 101.1 FM Roscommon Michigan Affiliate
WSGW 790 AM Saginaw Michigan Affiliate
WTGV-FM 97.7 FM Sandusky Michigan Affiliate
WSOO 1230 AM Sault Ste. Marie Michigan Affiliate
WCSY-FM 103.7 FM South Haven Michigan Affiliate
WBET 1230 AM Sturgis Michigan Affiliate
W259CR 99.7 FM Sturgis Michigan WBET relay
WSJM-FM 94.9 FM St. Joseph Michigan Affiliate
WCCW 1310 AM Traverse City Michigan Daytime-only affiliate
WCCW-FM 107.5 FM Traverse City Michigan Nighttime-only affiliate
WGFN 98.1 FM Traverse City Michigan Affiliate
  • Asterisk (*) indicates HD Radio broadcast.
  • Blue background indicates low-power FM translator.

History and former broadcasters[edit]

  • Before merging with WXYT-FM, WXYT/1270 was the sole flagship station from 2001–2007.
  • From 1964–2000, Detroit's WJR was the Tigers' exclusive radio flagship. As a maximum power clear-channel station, Tigers games on WJR could be received from hundreds of miles away on warm, clear nights.
  • Other former Tigers flagships include WWJ, WJBK (currently known as WLQV) and WKMH (currently known as WDTW but off the air).
  • The Tigers' most famous announcer is Ford C. Frick Award winning broadcaster Ernie Harwell, who called Tigers games mostly on the radio from 1960–2002. The press box at Comerica Park is named The Ernie Harwell Media Center in his honor, a statue of him stands near the main gate of the stadium, and his name is on the Tigers Wall of Fame in right field of Comerica Park. Harwell died in May 2010 at the age of 92 and his body was laid in repose at Comerica Park soon after.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Broadcast Affiliates". Detroit Tigers.
  2. ^ "Tigers Broadcasters". MLB.com.
  3. ^ "SiriusXM & MLB Extend Agreement". MLB.com.
  4. ^ Kastrenakes, Jacob (August 25, 2015). "Streaming radio app TuneIn adds MLB broadcasts and commercial-free music". The Verge.
  5. ^ "Gameday Audio | Live Stream Baseball Games". MLB.com.
  6. ^ Thousands walk, roll to park for Ernie Harwell's send-off Detroit Free Press via Archive.org, originally published May 7, 2010, last retrieved April 1, 2022