- The competition over sports radio listeners on FM in Detroit will be amped up a bit starting on Friday evening when both WXYT-FM 97.1 and WMGC-FM 105.1 will air play-by-play of the Detroit Tigers - Oakland A's American League Divisional Series.
WXYT is of course the flagship of the Tigers' radio network and will be offering the familiar voices of Dan Dickerson and Jim Price calling the game. Thanks to its affiliation with ESPN Radio, WMGC-FM will be carrying the games from ESPN Radio.
A similar situation existed last season as well when then ESPN-affiliate WCAR AM 1090 carried the games from ESPN Radio - however that station's signal is severely limited in the metro area at night when the games aired.
- The September ratings from Nielsen Audio were released today and they reflect the first full month of WMGC with its new Sports format. Among all listeners, WMGC carded a 0.6 - way below the 7.8 put up by WXYT-FM. WXYT's number improved from August, up from 7.2 in August and just below Country WYCD-FM which was first overall with a 7.9.