The Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA) have entered into a multi-year radio broadcast agreement with CBS Radio’s WXYT-FM (97.1 FM The Ticket-Detroit).
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The deal coincides with the Pistons move to a new venue.
Senior VP/market manager Debbie Kenyon says the station “always maintained a strong relationship with the team” and it “looks forward to being a part of the team’s inaugural year at Little Caesars Arena.”
As Pistons flagship, WXYT-FM gets regular-season, preseason and postseason play-by-play rights across its broadcast and streaming platforms. Pistons games also stream on the team’s own app. WXYT-FM will carry pregame and postgame coverage, interviews with players and coaches and other coverage during the NBA season.
Mark Champion will return for his 24th season as the play-by-play voice, partnered with “Bad Boy” Rick Mahorn, who will be serving his 16th season as basketball analyst.
Game broadcasts that conflict with scheduled Detroit Red Wings or Detroit Tigers broadcasts on 97.1 FM The Ticket will be carried on sister station WWJ 950 AM.