Detroit Sports 105.1 (August 12, 2013 to June 29, 2016)

By Jeff Moss
DetroitSportsRag@GMail.com
June 29, 2016

This Friday it will have been three years to the date that I broke the news that Greater Media was flipping WMGC-105.1 from an Adult Contemporary station to an ESPN affiliated all-sports format and today this website was the first to report that experiment was over.

And in between our two exclusives a lot of nonsense went down at the station that many had hoped would give Detroit sports fans an alternative to the corporate, caller-driven, antiseptic and mostly home team cheerleading that was going on down the dial at “The Ticket.”

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DSR Podcast #36 with Special Guest Bob Page

 

By Jeff Moss
DetroitSportsRag@GMail.com
June 29, 2016

 

On this week’s episode, Jasper Apollonia and I interviewed Detroit broadcast legend Bob Page regarding his career in town and his stint in New York working for the MSG Network.

 

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BREAKING NEWS -- Detroit Sports 105.1 Flipping at 6PM Tonight

 

By Jeff Moss
DetroitSportsRag@GMail.com
June 29, 2016

 

I have been advised by a former WMGC employee that he has been directly told by a higher-up at WCSX94.7 that the classic rock station’s sister channel Detroit Sports 105.1 will be flipping formats this evening at 6pm.

 

According to Brandon Knoll, the channel will broadcast some sort of stunt in 49 minutes when the format switches.

 

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The Pathetic Week in Detroit Sports Media

 

By Jeff Moss
DetroitSportsRag@GMail.com
June 29, 2016

 

It was a particularly horrid week in Detroit sports media — is there any other kind — and the DetroitSportsRag is here to chronicle the pathetic week that was.

 

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The Legacy of African-American Detroit Red Wings

By Jeff Moss
DetroitSportsRag@GMail.com
June 27, 2016

 

For as long as I can remember, I have always been desirous™ (Rush Limbaugh) for the Red Wings to add a superstar African-North American to their organization.

 

Considering the team plays its home games in a city that is predominantly black, I always thought it would be very cool for the Wings to employ an African-North American to help attract a different demographic and give young children of color in the area a player they could relate to.

 

 

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Detroit Sports 105.1 (August 12, 2013 to June 29, 2016)

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By Jeff Moss
DetroitSportsRag@GMail.com
June 29, 2016

This Friday it will have been three years to the date that I broke the news that Greater Media was flipping WMGC105.1 from an Adult Contemporary station to an ESPN affiliated all-sports format and today this website was the first to report that experiment was over.

And in between our two exclusives a lot of nonsense, dysfunction and mismanagement went down at the station that many had hoped would give Detroit sports fans an alternative to the corporate, caller-driven, antiseptic and mostly home team cheerleading that was going on down the dial at “The Ticket.”

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BREAKING NEWS — Detroit Sports 105.1 Flipping at 6PM Tonight

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By Jeff Moss
DetroitSportsRag@GMail.com
June 29, 2016

I have been advised by a former WMGC employee that he has been directly told by a higher-up at WCSX94.7 that the classic rock station’s sister channel Detroit Sports 105.1 will be flipping formats this evening at 6pm.

According to Brandon Knoll, Greater Media will broadcast some sort of stunt at 6pm when the format switches.

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The Pathetic Week in Detroit Sports Media

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By Jeff Moss
DetroitSportsRag@GMail.com
June 29, 2016

It was a particularly horrid week in Detroit sports media — is there any other kind? — and the DetroitSportsRag was there to chronicle the pathetic week that was.

Gregg Krupa Excretes Another Awful Opinion Piece

We are still over seven months away from the 2017 Worst Detroit Sports Media Personality Tournament but it is becoming clearer by the day that Detroit News fanboy hockey writer Gregg Krupa will be locking up one of the four #1 seeds. Hell, as long as Drew Sharp doesn’t plagiarize a blogger between now and February, this cunt rag Krupa might be the favorite to win the entire bracket.

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Re/Max Purchases Naming Rights to “Old Tiger Stadium”

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By Jeff Moss
DetroitSportsRag@GMail.com
June 28, 2016

As the Detroit News reported in a thorough article published yesterday, construction began Monday on the grounds of the old Tiger Stadium site which is being transformed into the Detroit Police Athletic League youth sports stadium.

The old home of the Detroit Tigers at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull eventually will house a year-round sports complex not only featuring baseball but other sports like basketball as well. Many Detroit-based corporations and the local Motown sports teams have been instrumental in raising $14 million of the $20 million needed to finish the product. Continue reading

The Legacy of African-American Detroit Red Wings

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By Jeff Moss
DetroitSportsRag@GMail.com
June 27, 2016

For as long as I can remember, I have always been desirous™ (Rush Limbaugh) for the Red Wings to add a superstar African-North American to their organization.

Considering the team plays its home games in a city that is predominantly black, I always thought it would be very cool for the Wings to employ an African-North American to help attract a different demographic and give young children of color in the area a player they could relate to. Continue reading

Mondays with Moss — June 27, 2016

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By Jeff Moss
DetroitSportsRag@GMail.com
June 27, 2016

My weekly appearance on Ryan Schuiling’s show on 92.1FM in Lansing today started off with a shoutout to “Howard Stern Show” employees Jason Kaplan and Nik Ruckert and was followed by a discussion on the Lions sans Calvin Johnson, the Red Wings moves over the weekend at the draft and the Tigers abysmal series at home against the Indians.

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The Lions Need a Real History Lesson…From Me

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By Jeff Moss
DetroitSportsRag@GMail.com
June 26, 2016

During this tumultuous offseason for the Detroit Lions, many longtime employees have lost their jobs because new General Manager Bob Quinn decided to go in a different direction.

From former CFO Allison Maki to a majority of the scouting department to almost the entire strength and conditioning staff, heads started rolling in mid-January and the decapitations have persisted throughout the spring.

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Finding Dery

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By Jeff Moss
DetroitSportsRag@GMail.com
June 25, 2016

It has been three months since Matt Dery was let go by Detroit Sports 105.1 and we have been looking for the longtime sports update guy/talk show host ever since.

We heard he was giving speeches on how to win in the workplace, but we haven’t been able to find anyone who was swilling to pay for a seminar about victory at the office from a guy who is currently unemployed.  Continue reading

The Aftermath of Day 1 of the NHL Draft

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By Jeff Moss
DetroitSportsRag@GMail.com
June 25, 2016

It’s not hard to recall the story behind all of Ken Hollandsuperior transactions during this century because they have been so few and far between.

And there is one common theme for all three of the Wings’ General Manager’s unanimously lauded 2000-era moves — they all fell in his lap. Yesterday’s trade with the Arizona Coyotes was no different, and it only POTENTIALLY remedied an awful situation Holland himself created.

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