DETROIT – Longtime radio personality Drew Lane is returning to the airwaves. Lane was a longtime personality at WRIF where he partnered with Mike Clark for the 'Drew & Mike' show.
The pair was let go at the end of May.
Greater Media unveiled the brand new Detroit Sports 105.1 in the Motor City where Lane will serve as afternoon drive personality beginning at 3 p.m. Monday.
Powered by ESPN, the new station will feature America's top sports morning show, "Mike & Mike" each weekday morning from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. From 10 to noon listeners will hear the outspoken Colin Cowherd on "The Herd." During both shows, listeners will receive news and information about local Detroit teams three times an hour.
Afternoon drive will be hosted by legendary former long-time WRIF-FM morning personality Drew lane from 3pm to 7pm. He will be joined by longtime producer Marc Fellhauer.
"We are thrilled to be able to offer Detroit a new alternative that will be designed with our loyal and dedicated sports fans in mind," said Greater Media Market Manager Steve Chessare. "We look forward to providing the very best local and national talent on the airwaves for our listeners. We will have more announcements surrounding the new station in the near future."
Detroit Sports 105.1's agreement with ESPN will allow the station to use all of the resources of "The Worldwide Leader in Sports" to entertain the fans of Detroit. ESPN Monday Night Football announcer and Ann Arbor resident Mike Tirico will make a weekly appearance on Detroit Sports 105.1. The station will have access to the full slate of ESPN's analysts and personalities.
"We are excited about expanding our relationship with Greater Media by providing ESPN Radio programming to the 12th largest media market in the country on Detroit Sports 105.1," said Patrick Polking, ESPN Senior Director, Distribution and Business Development. "This move provides Detroit's passionate fans the best of our national and their local coverage and analysis while extending our goal of moving our content to the FM dial. This addition becomes our 148th FM affiliate (roughly 40%) for ESPN Radio."
The agreement with ESPN will allow the Detroit Sports 105.1 to air some of the biggest events in the world of sports including: The World Series, The NBA Finals and The BCS Championship Game.
In addition, "Ryan and Rico", consisting of Ryan Ermanni and Rico Beard will be hosting the noon -3 PM program until a permanent personality is announced.
Greater Media Detroit is owned by Greater Boston Radio, Inc., a subsidiary of Greater Media, Inc., the parent company of 21 AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets. It also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey as well as several telecommunications towers located throughout the United States.