Look out and listen up Michigan sports talk listeners in Detroit and West Michigan. The GAME has changed in sports talk with a new sports animal on the prowl. It’s HUGE! It’s on the FM Dial. Hear The ROAR!!
Yes, something huge has happened in Detroit and Grand Rapids with the Michigan Sports Network’s (MSN) popular sports-talk radio shows.
“The Huge Show,” featuring Bill Simonson and his popular Huge opinions, and the MSN morning show X’s & BrO’s with Anthony Bellino have moved to a new flagship station – The Game – 96.1 FM, Grand Rapids’ choice for sports.
And in Detroit: Michigan’s most popular sports talk shows are now available to Detroit metro listeners on the FM dial via The ROAR Motor City Sports Talk, 93.5 FM and 99.1 FM.
WE’VE GOT YOUR SIX DETROIT AND WEST MICHIGAN
“We’re making radio history again and look forward to many more years of success with our partners,” said Marty Booher, president of MSN. “More Michigan sports fans can start their day with us at 6 a.m. and end their day with us at 6 p.m. That means MSN has your “6” covered with greater listening capabilities and great new partners.”
The X’s and Bro’s Morning Show from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. with Anthony Bellino starts your mornings by breaking down the biggest Michigan sports stories of the day. Anthony’s Michigan sports insider knowledge and access – when he is not on the air he is a voice for the University of Michigan sports department and the Detroit Lions – make X’s and Bro’s must-hear radio for Michigan sports fans every weekday morning.
Live across Michigan every weekday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., The Huge Show delivers huge opinions and big name guests from the world of Michigan sports. Hosted by Bill Simonson for nearly two decades, The Huge Show pulls no punches when it comes to opinions and commentary about Michigan sports teams, both professional and college.
MSN is on over 20 radio stations across Michigan and,’ Northern Ohio and available online at michigansportsnetwork.com. Listeners can also connect with their favorite shows through social media via @MISportsNet, @TheHugeShow and @XBMornings.
HUGE OPINIONS, HUGE AUDIENCE ACROSS MICHIGAN
“The move to 96.1 in Grand Rapids and the move to The ROAR in Detroit means that I get back to reaching a wider audience on the FM dial,” Simonson said. “It’s good for all the listeners in Michigan, our marketing partners based in Michigan, the local charitable organizations we support and the communities. The show hasn’t changed since I came on the air Sept. 23, 2001, and I’ll always offer my Huge opinions on local, state, national and world-wide topics.”
Bellino is elated with the moves, too.
“As a Michigan native and lifelong Detroit sports fan, the opportunity to be on the airwaves in Michigan means the world to me,” Bellino said.
“It’s been a personal and professional goal of mine for a very long time and it’s a blessing to see this all come together on the FM dial. I can’t wait to build those relationships with the audience that only radio can in the hope to provide that informative, intelligent, and entertaining program for the Michigan sports fan during their morning drive.”
SPORTS TALK POWERS UP ON FM RADIO DIAL
Tim Feagan, president, West Michigan Markets for iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group, said The Game – 96.1 FM is thrilled to have two shows that focus on what is happening with sports in Michigan.
“We have had respect for Bill and the outstanding work he does on the Huge show for a long time,” he said. “It is great that we now work together and deliver these shows to an even great audience in West Michigan.”
MSN, in collaboration with Beasley Media Group, Woodward Sports and Sports Map Radio Network unveiled The ROAR, Motor City Sports Talk 93.5 FM and 99.1 FM this week. The stations will broadcast local and regional sports talk.
Beasley Detroit Market Manager Mac Edwards said: “There’s a new sports animal in the Motor City – The ROAR! We are absolutely thrilled to partner with Chad Johnson from Woodward Sports Network as well as Marty Booher at MSN and the crew at SportsMap Radio to deliver some of the most compelling sports content Motor City fans have ever experienced!”
There you have it sports talk fans in Michigan. FM radio will never be the same again. Listen in.