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Detroit Pistons return to 97.1 The Ticket for radio broadcasts

Pistons move on from short stint at 105.1.

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The Detroit Pistons announced that the team has agreed to a multi-year deal to broadcast games on 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT) beginning with the 2017-18 season.

The Pistons spent the last couple of years on 105.1 FM, but that station’s foray into sports radio proved short-lived.

“The Detroit Pistons are thrilled to be returning to 97.1 FM The Ticket and re-establishing our partnership with the CBS Radio family,” said Charlie Metzger, executive vice president and chief marketing and communications officer with the Pistons.

“Given the station’s position as the market leader in local sports radio, returning to 97.1 The Ticket is a natural fit for our organization and Pistons fans will enjoy high-quality game broadcasts and related team content throughout the NBA season and beyond,” he said.

Under the announced agreement, 97.1 will broadcast preseason, regular season and (hopefully) postseason games. There will also be a bunch of audio goodies including exclusive interviews and pre- and post-game fodder on The Ticket as well as available through the radio station’s app and the official Detroit Pistons app.

Any games that conflict with the Detroit Red Wings or Detroit Tigers will be broadcast on WWJ 950 a.m., according to the team.

Mark Champion and Rick Mahorn are both slated to return to the broadcast booth for their 24th and 16th seasons, respectively.