Longtime Detroit Sports talk host Mike Stone will step down from mornings at Audacy’s “97.1 The Ticket” WXYT-FM Detroit at the conclusion of the upcoming NFL season.
Stone, who currently hosts “Stoney & Jansen with Heather” alongside Jon Jansen and Heather Park, will move into a limited role at the station following the Super Bowl. He has been in mornings at WXYT-FM since 2009 alongside multiple co-hosts including Bill McAllister, Sara Fouracre, Jamie Samuelsen, and in its most recent iteration with Jansen and Park since October 2020. He previously spent fifteen years at 1130 WDFN Detroit mostly teaming with Bob ‘Wojo’ Wojnowski after beginning his career as a television producer for WRC Washington and WDIV Detroit.
Stone will add a new role this year as host of WXYT’s Detroit Lions postgame show with WJBK-TV’s Jennifer Hammond as part of expanded game-day coverage announced today. Once he steps down from mornings, he will continue to serve as a fill-in host at the station.
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