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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Audio of Bizarre Lou Whitaker Interview with MLB Radio Network

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By DSR Staff
DetroitSportsRag@Gmail.com
January 5, 2014

On Friday afternoon, Hall of Fame-worthy former Tigers second baseman Lou Whitaker joined Jeff Joyce and Jim Bowden on MLB Radio Network’s Inside Pitch for an interview.

The short session was extremely awkward. The pair quizzed “Sweet Lou” about his former teammate, Hall of Fame-eligible pitcher Jack Morris.

Whitaker started off by stating that Morris “probably” should gain entrance into Cooperstown. Whitaker then labeled Morris a “stud” before strangely comparing the Tigers’ former ace to Jimmy Key of the Toronto Blue Jays.

When the duo asked another Morris-related question, Whitaker appeared to let the world in on his true opinion of Morris’ ability …..

“Wow, you going to Lou Whitaker’s mind now ..uh … yeah .. trying to get in my head, huh? Trying to be the best? Jack Morris was no better than … Alan Trammell .. Lou Whitaker … uh .. if we didn’t make the plays and if we didn’t come up with the big hits Jack Morris wouldn’t be where he was or is.”

When Joyce and Bowden decided this interview was going nowhere, they started to say goodbye to Lou, which elicited this reaction from the second baseman …..

“You don’t have too much conversation going on here do you … hmmm.”

Wow. We have heard the Iron Sheik and Beetlejuice give more lucid interviews. We aren’t sure why Bowden and Joyce let Lou off the line, as this could have been radio gold.

Anyway, if you want to hear the craziness for yourself, you can click on the following link. Just hit play.

He’s Sweet Lou
He’s as bad as can
And he knows
He’s the best

[Thanks go out to DSR reader Travis Perdue, also known as Fryman IUPUI, for providing us with the audio.]

You can also get the audio by clicking here:

Lou Whitaker’s Bizarre Interview

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