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Does 105.1 Need A Sports Team To Be Successful?

todayslogoAbsolutely not and anyone who suggests that is does has no clue about Sports Radio.

The only thing a sports station needs to win is talented on-air personalities, that is where it begins and that is where it ends.  Sports Radio is built on larger than life personalities, guys who are passionate and emotional about the teams they cover for a living.  That is precisely why the flash point for this sports radio battle will be in Afternoon Drive.  It will pit the two best Air Personalities against one another….Drew Lane vs. Mike Valenti.

Before we discuss that battle, let’s address the play-by-play question.

I’ll let you in on a little secret, play-by-play for the most part is a money losing proposition.  Many of the stations around the country ONLY sign teams as an ego trip...

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Drew and Mike Update On 105.1

Wow, in the couple of hours since i last posted on Drew and Mike to 105.1, I’ve been inundated with information.

I have it on solid sources that Drew and Mike to 105.1 is NOT happening. Drew to 105.1 is happening.

My sources confirm that Mike’s absence from the “DrewCast” is intentional and the duo may not work together again.

So, rejoice Drew fans, there is something happening with ESPN and Drew in Detroit.  It may take a while to complete this deal, but it is happening.

It’s going to be a rough road for Sports on 105.1, but it is a doable proposition with Drew Lane on board.

And….why does Drew play “Abracadabra” by Steve Miller to start his podcast?  Is he hinting at turning up on a station known as “Magic?”  Help me out conspiracy theorists?



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Local Web Site Says 105.1 Is Going Sports With Drew and Mike

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 Mi...

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