I have no inside knowledge of this deal, but local Detroit Web Site “Detroit Sports Rag” says on its twitter account it has a source who claims 105.1 FM in Detroit is flipping to sports with Drew and Mike in Afternoon drive.
A couple of things….
- Detroit Sports Rag usually is right with good sources.
- I am considered a “mortal enemy and a racist” so I don’t follow Detroit Sports Rag; I was relying on re-tweets to see what they were reporting.
According to Detroit Sports Rag….
Greater Media is in the process of obtaining the ESPN brand from 1090 a.m., which makes complete sense as that is exactly what we did in Philadelphia at 950/95.7 in 2008. I was already gone, but that was the plan we put in place.
Greater Media knows they need a “huge” name in PM Drive to make it work and Drew and Mike would provide that, with Mike and Mike in AM Drive. They would also likely put a live midday show on as well as a presence at night.
Detroit Sports Rag may be onto something, but as I said, I have no sources, just my thoughts and opinions as a former Detroit Programmer who actually ran a Greater Media sports outlet in Philadelphia. This could get interesting as Drew and Mike appear to have a solid relationship with Greater Media. I can’t imaging them being as restrained in their podcast if this was a bad parting.
Looks like Greater Media is going to try to lock down AM Drive with men in Detroit with WCSX, WRIF and 105.1.
According to loyal Drew and Mike listener, as soon as I tweeted how loyal Drew and Mike listeners were, I got a follow from 105.1
Hmmm, why is 105.1 following Drew and Mike loyalists?