WXYT names Tom Bigby as its new operations manager
Sports WXYT-FM/AM 97.1/1270, The Ticket, has announced the hiring of Tom Bigby as the station's new operations manager as of January 14th.
Since September 2006, Bigby has worked for CBS Radio consulting on programming strategy and development across the country. He is probably best known for being the architect of Sports WIP-AM in Philadelphia which debuted in 1989 six months after WFAN. Bigby served as Station Manager/Program Director of WIP.
“Tom is a legend in the business, and his skill and experience will benefit the listening audience of Detroit immensely,” says Dan Zampillo, WXYT program director. “Having Tom here will only expedite the level of success 97.1 FM The Ticket will achieve.”
“Detroit is one of those cities where fans always have passion for all of its teams win or lose.....and a city with great radio heritage,” says Bigby. “The combination of the two makes sports programming a dream job. When Kevin Murphy and the CBS Programming guys talked to me about programming a big stick FM in Detroit, I jumped at the opportunity. I look forward to working with a bunch of talented guys and gals in the Motor City, and hey, I do drive an American made car!”
Bigby joined WIP in Philadelphia in 1989 and spent 15 years as Station Manager/Program Director before taking the reigns at KRLD Newsradio 1080 in Dallas as Director of Programming and Operations. Additionally, Bigby’s resume includes programming stints at Philadelphia’s WPHT-AM and WIFI-FM New York’s WNEW-FM, Los Angeles’ KFI-AM and KOST-FM, and in Dallas at KLUV-FM.