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07.29.2010

97.1 THE TICKET RENEWS BROADCAST AGREEMENT WITH THE DETROIT TIGERS AND RED WINGS

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – 97.1 The Ticket (CBS RADIO Detroit) announced today that the station has agreed to a new multi-year broadcast agreement with the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings organizations starting with the 2010-11 seasons for each team. Duane McLean, Detroit Tigers Senior Vice President of Business Operations, Steve Violetta, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs for the Detroit Red Wings, and Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice President/Market Manager, CBS RADIO Detroit made the joint announcement.  

The network of radio stations throughout the state of Michigan will remain unchanged.  

“Tigers baseball on the radio has long been a tradition for generations of families and a fabric of our community, and we’re pleased to continue the tradition with 97.1 The Ticket,” said Duane McLean.  

“Red Wings fans have anxiously followed their team on radio since Foster Hewitt’s first national broadcast in 1933,” said Violetta. We’re proud to celebrate our first ten years of partnership with 97.1 The Ticket by extending their term as the radio flagship of the Detroit Red Wings.”  

WXYT has served as the flagship station for the Red Wings since the 2000-01 season and the Tigers since 2001. Under the new agreement, 97.1 The Ticket and 1270 AM will continue to broadcast regular season games, as well as preseason and postseason contests.  

“We are thrilled about renewing our partnership agreement with the Tigers and Wings,” said Kenyon. “97.1 The Ticket is a powerful first-class radio station and we look forward to bringing the fans and our listeners the best in local sports programming.”  
Owned and Operated by CBS RADIO, 97.1 The Ticket is Detroit’s sports station and play-by-play station for the Detroit Pistons, Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings. 97.1 The Ticket can be heard online at www.971theticket.com. CBS RADIO also owns WWJ-AM, WOMC-FM, WDZH-FM and WYCD-FM in Detroit.