West Michigan: Newsmakers Feb 16, 2007




Grand Rapids Press:

The Detroit Tigers, dropped from the programming lineup at WMFN-AM (640) this week, didn't need long to find a new broadcast home in the Grand Rapids radio market. Classic rock station WLAV-FM (96.9) has reached an agreement with flagship outlet WXYT-AM (1270) in Detroit to air Tigers baseball through 2009, officials from both stations said Thursday. WMFN dropped the team Tuesday. General manager Tyrone Bynum said he "couldn't afford" to continue to air Tigers games. "It never turned into dollars. The business community never supported them," Bynum said. Citadel Broadcasting, the parent company that owns and operates WLAV, will pay "a nominal rights fee" to air each of the ballclub's games throughout its 162-game schedule, said Matt Hanlon, the company's Midwest regional president. WLAV will air night and weekend games, and sister station WBBL will pick up 19 midweek matinee games... WLAV-FM strikes deal to air Tigers games (Fri, 2/16)







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