Audacy Taps Former Detroit Lion T.J. Lang as Reporter for 97.1 The Ticket

PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 5, 2021 – Audacy announces the addition of former professional football player, all-pro and Super Bowl champion T.J. Lang to 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM) in Detroit and the Detroit Lions Radio Network, effective August 6. 

Lang will join Dan Miller and Lomas Brown as the sideline reporter. Lang will also be in studio on the station each week throughout the professional football season, joining “The Morning Show with Stoney and Jansen” and “The Mike Valenti Show with Rico” on Monday and Fridays.

“As Detroit’s No. 1 sports talk station, we are excited to add T.J. to our incredible team,” said Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Detroit. “As a native Detroiter who played for Eastern Michigan University, T.J has great passion and a strong connection to our great state. His pro football experience will bring incredible insight to the station, especially on game days.”

“I consider it an incredible honor to be joining a fantastic group of people at 97.1 The Ticket,” said Lang. “I look forward to working with the legendary Dan Miller and Lions legend Lomas Brown on game days this season, while also contributing to weekly content with shows on 97.1. I am excited to bring a unique perspective about the league each week, while learning as much as I can along the way.”

Lang is a graduate of Brother Rice High School in Birmingham, MI and played for Eastern Michigan University before being drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 2009. Lang played ten pro football seasons, earning two Pro Bowls and a Super Bowl ring with the Packers during his eight years in Green Bay. He retired from the league in 2019 after finishing his last two years with the Lions.

Listeners can tune in to 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM) in Detroit on air, as well as nationwide on the Audacy app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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