'Parker and The Man' back on WDFN AM 1130


DETROIT – Parker and The Man are back - both on the radio and station where their top-rated show first started.

Woodward One Media is proud to announce the hiring of Rob Parker and Mark Wilson. The longtime radio partners will reboot Sports Night with Parker and The Man weeknights on WDFN AM 1130 from 7pm to 10pm, starting March 24.

This time around, you will also be able to watch Parker and The Man in action. The show will be live video-streamed on the web at Premier Sports Talk Network (PSTN), Woodward One Media's online outlet.

Parker and The Man started on WDFN in 1998 as a morning show. A year later, it moved to 97.1 FM (the former WKRK) for a successful seven-year run. In 2005, the show peaked in the ratings as the No. 1 night-time show in Detroit. Parker and The Man were also heard on WCHB AM 1200.

"Parker and The Man is a proven commodity in Motown," said Woodward One Media CEO Weston Silver. "We're thrilled to be able to put them back on the air.

"Sports fans will flock back to them because their show is both fun and informative. They have something to say and will give you the information you're looking for."

Parker, who was the first on-air talent ever hired at WDFN when it started in 1994, is currently a sports analyst/fill-in anchor for WDIV/Local 4 in Detroit. He also was an award-winning sports columnist for both The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press.

On the national level, Parker - who has a master's degree from Columbia University - spent eight years at ESPN, doing TV, radio and writing an internet column.

"This just seems so right because it's the 20th anniversary of WDFN, Detroit's original all-sports station," Parker said. "And I'm excited to work with Mark again. He's a pro's pro, a great broadcaster.

"Plus, I can't wait to mix it up with Detroit sports fans again on the radio."

Wilson is the former award-winning sports director at WJBK FOX2 Detroit who did local TV as a sports reporter/anchor in Lansing and at WTVJ Miami, Florida.

Wilson, a Michigan State grad, was a longtime contributor to ESPN and host of the local MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon in the Motor City. He was also a co-host of an entertainment radio show in Las Vegas and most recently the program director and operations manager of NBC Sports Radio Detroit.

"After working some other projects the last few years, it's exciting to be back with Rob doing what we do best and that's bring informative and entertaining sports-talk radio on this new multi-level platform to all of Metro Detroit," Wilson added.