Audacy’s 97.1 The Ticket Unveils Special Detroit Lions Gameday Programming

DETROIT, MI – August 23, 2023 – Audacy’s 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM), the flagship radio station of the Detroit Lions, has unveiled special Lions gameday programming for the 2023 season. 

Programming is headlined by the “Lions Pregame Show,” featuring on-air hosts Rico Beard and Jim Costa before all non-primetime regular season games. Select pregame shows will broadcast from various locations throughout the city. Mike Stone and FOX 2 Detroit’s Jennifer Hammond will break down the action following each game. Postgame coverage for all home games will broadcast live from the Wynnbet Sports Bar at Ford Field. 

“Get ready, Motor City! With the excitement for Lions football at an all-time high, we’re thrilled to unveil a full day of programming and give fans a home for everything surrounding the Honolulu blue,” said Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Detroit. “We can’t wait to bring you every heart-pounding moment and game-changing play on Sundays with expert analysis leading up to kickoff and after the final whistle.”

The full Sunday gameday lineup is as follows. 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET: “Kickoff with Boomer Esiason & Mike Valenti”
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET: “Lions Tailgate Show” with Rico Beard and Jim Costa
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET: “Lions Pregame Show” with Dan Miller, Lomas Brown and TJ Lang
1:00 p.m. – end of game ET: Lions Radio Network play-by-play on 97.1 The Ticket
End of game – 5:00 p.m. ET: Lions Radio Network postgame with Dan Miller, TJ Lang and Jim Costa
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET:  “Lions Postgame Show” with Stoney (Mike Stone) and Jennifer Hammond
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m ET: Pat Caputo

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

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