Detroit's 97.1 The Ticket adds 'Jamie and Wojo' to lineup

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CBS Sports WXYT-FM 97.1 will reunite two former WDFN AM 1130 personalities for a new weekday evening drive program starting Monday, January 23rd at 6 p.m.

Featuring Jamie Samuelsen and Bob 'Wojo' Wojnowski, the two hour program will often be abbreviated due to play-by-play coverage of the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, and Pistons.

Wojnowski, primarily a columnist for The Detroit News, arrives at The Ticket after recently returning on-air at Greater Media's WRIF-FM 101.1 where he was providing periodic segments on sports for morning drive's Drew and Mike Show. He was a longtime afternoon drive co-host on WDFN until budget cuts slashed much of that station's local programming.

"I enjoy broadcasting, entertaining and occasionally whining, and I am excited about the chance to do it again on a regular basis. In 20-plus years as a Detroit columnist, and 15 years on Detroit radio, I have deep connections and passions about the teams and the fans," said Wojnowski, whose former on-air partner Mike Stone co-hosts mornings on The Ticket with Bill McAllister. "The Ticket is the biggest sports boombox imaginable, and Jamie and I greatly appreciate the opportunity to join the fun."

Samuelsen recently exited as sports director and morning show contributor at Greater Media's WCSX-FM 94.7. At WDFN, Samuelsen began as a sports update reporter and then co-hosted middays and then morning drive before exiting due to the slashed budgets at WDFN.

"I'm thrilled to join the team at 97.1 The Ticket. I can't wait to get back on the air to talk sports with the most passionate fans in America," added Samuelsen. "Wojo has been a great friend of mine for a long time, and the chance to work with him every day makes this opportunity even better."

WXYT-FM Program Director Jimmy Powers commented, "We are extremely pleased to have Jaime and Wojo join our line-up. They are a natural fit. They have been dialed into the Detroit sports scene for many years, giving fans information on their favorite teams. Jamie and Wojo will continue to entertain listeners on their way home from work or to the stadium."

Pat Caputo and Dennis Fithian, who had been hosting that time slot, remain with the station and will now be heard starting at 8 p.m. or following play-by-play coverage.

 

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