Sports Talk All Day
If your goal is to score a touchdown in broadcasting, this is your chance to learn the ins-and-outs of a sports talk radio station from a team of major league professionals!
Tom MillikanExecutive Producer, 97.1 The Tickket/WXYT-FM
Born in Trenton, MI. Graduated from Eastern Michigan University double majoring in Journalism & Telecommunications. Worked in radio in Detroit for over 20 years. Produced the highly rated Stoney & Wojo show for 8 years at WDFN-AM before moving over to 97.1 The Ticket in 2012 as Executive Producer. Tom is currently producing the Jamie & Stoney show as well as the manager the Tigers, Red Wings and Pistons radio networks.
Jamie SamuelsenOn-Air Personality, 97.1 The Ticket/WXYT-FM
Jamie Samuelsen can be heard weekdays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm as part of Jamie and Wojo on 97.1 The Ticket.
Samuelsen has been a well-known sports voice in Detroit for more than 20 years. He signed on to WDFN – Detroit’s first all sports station – in 1994. He honed his skills as an update anchor and reporter and quickly became a talk show host in March of 1995. For more than 10 years, Samuelsen was part of every sports fan’s morning routine; first as the co-host of WDFN’s morning show, then as the Sports Director on the top-rated “Mike in the Morning Show” on 101 WRIF and as part of the 94.7 WCSX morning show with Ken Calvert. Joining 97.1 The Ticket in 2012, Samuelsen is part of Jamie and Wojo, which can be heard weekdays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Samuelsen has covered dozens of major sporting events including the Super Bowl, the World Series, The Stanley Cup Finals, the NBA Finals, the Final Four, the US Open, The Ryder Cup, and the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
Samuelsen’s sports opinions are not just limited to the radio. He blogs several times a week for the Detroit Free Press, appears regularly on the Fox 2 Sunday night Sports Works round table segment discussing the week in sports and is a panelist on Fox 2 Football Sunday each week before the Detroit Lions games. Additionally, Samuelsen is a frequent contributor to the #1 rated Fox 2 Morning News, has appeared on FSN Detroit and written for Hour Detroit Magazine.
Samuelsen has an extensive play-by-play background as well calling Division I college basketball and the Arena Football League. He has also done fill-in pre and post game show host for the Detroit Pistons.
Samuelsen was born and raised in Lafayette, California outside of San Francisco. He attended Northwestern University and graduated with a degree in communications in 1993.
Samuelsen resides in Troy with his wife, television news reporter/anchor Christy McDonald and his children Caroline (7), Josh (5) and Catherine (2).
Mike ‘Stoney’ StoneOn-Air Personality, 97.1 The Ticket WXYT-FM
Mike ‘Stoney’ Stone
Mike “Stoney” Stone is in his second year with 97.1 The Ticket, but has been working in Detroit for over 20 years. Now on Stoney and Bill with Sara, heard weekdays from 5:30 am – 10:00 am on 97.1 The Ticket, Stoney also worked with Bob Wojnowski on the popular show “Stoney and Wojo” for 14 years.
Stoney grew up in Broomall, Pennsylvania, where he was a Philadelphia sports fan watching athletes like Harold Carmichael, Wilt Chamberlain, and Tommy Hutton. His favorite athlete was the Flyers’ Bobby Clarke. He attended American University in Washington, D.C., and started his sports career broadcasting American basketball games. After graduating in 1980, he helped produce the George Michael Sports Machine, a 30-minute weekly sports wrap-up.
Stoney moved to Detroit in 1986 with Bernie Smilovitz and began working for NBC local affiliate WDIV where he stayed for the next eight years.
Stoney is a true Detroit sports fan. If he had to choose one Detroit sports team to watch, it would be the Lions. He says the greatest athlete to interview was Lions nose tackle Jerry Ball, who was always a funny guy who gave reporters a great quote.
Outside of the sports world, Stoney is one of the biggest Bruce Springsteen fans. He has attended 102 concerts (and counting) and has been listening since 1973. His favorite Spingsteen song is “Rosalita”, and if the E Street Band is in town, he will be in attendance at every concert.