Perhaps it’s due to the recent announcement at crosstown competitor, Birach Broadcasting’s talker WCAR-AM that Bill Bonds & Rich Fisher (Bonds & Fisher) will be debuting in afternoon drive: CBS Radio’s AM simulcast of its Sports Talker 97.1 The Ticket, WXYT-AM, will be moving back to Talk as “Talkradio 1270” on 9/12.
Talkradio 1270 held that format in Detroit from 1984 until 2000 when the station, which had aired Detroit Lions football starting in 1998, acquired the broadcast rights to Detroit Tigers baseball and Detroit Red Wings hockey from rival WJR-AM. The station re-branded itself then as “Team 1270”.
Birach flipped WCAR to Talk in 2009, after buying it from Michigan Catholic Radio. Currently, WCAR airs Imus in the Morning, Brian Kilmeade, Robert Wuhl, Jim Bohannon and Red Eye Radio with News content from CNN, Fox and MarketWatch.
Talk Radio 1270 WXYT’s weekday line-up will include:
6 a.m. – 9 a.m. Charlie Langton
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Glenn Beck
12noon – 3 p.m. Laura Ingraham
3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Todd Schnitt
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Jason Lewis
9 p.m. – 12 a.m. Rusty Humphries
Home improvement programming returns to the weekends with Adam Helfman and Hire It Done, Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8:00-10:00 a.m. The remainder of the schedule will be announced at a later date.
97.1 The Ticket, Detroit’s Sports Station, will now be heard exclusively on WXYT-FM.