'Jamie and Stoney' will be 97.1's new morning sports talk show
Jamie Samuelsen announced on WXYT-FM this afternoon that, starting Sept. 6, he will be joining Mike Stone on a new morning show on 97.1 The Ticket, "The Jamie and Stoney Show." The show will run weekdays from 6-10 a.m.
Samuelsen replaces Bill McAllister, the co-host alongside Stone on "The Stoney and Bill Show," which has been on the air since November 2010.
Samuelsen, a Free Press contributor, is moving from the 6 p.m."Jamie and Wojo Show," which he co-hosted with Detroit News columnist Bob Wojnowski. He promises that the new show will be a sports-heavy program.
"(We'll talk a) lot of sports," he said on the air. "A lot of sports. But we won't shy away from a big news topic. If there is tragedy going on in Dallas, (we'll talk about it). But after a big Lions game, we'll talk Lions. If there are big sports stories in Detroit, we'll talk about them."
When asked about doing interviews, he said the regular Thursday Jim Harbaugh interview will continue, and there will be others.
"We're going to try to get more guests on, definitely," Samuelsen told the Free Press in an interview Wednesday night. "Hopefully, that'll be more entertaining."
Samuelsen was born and raised in Lafayette, California, outside of San Francisco. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in communications.
"I'm thrilled to work with Stoney," with whom Samuelsen worked with for many years at the old WDFN-AM (1130) station. "I think he's one of the leading sports voices in this town. I like to make fun of him, you know, but I think he's one of the leading sports voices in Detroit for the past 20 years.
"I want our listeners to know that when they wake up in the morning and turn on the radio station that they have a good show to listen to, especially after big games like Lions games and Tigers games. We're going to have more interviews, more conversations and opinions. It's going to be a work in progress, but Stoney is great, and the producers are great. There's potential for us to put on a big show."
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Brandon Folsom contributed to this story.
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