Detroit Sports 105.1 is the new home for Pistons basketball. Detroit Sports 105.1will serve as the flagship station for the Pistons Radio Network which includes stations throughout Michigan and Northwest Ohio.
“We are delighted that fans will find themselves tuning to Detroit Sports 105.1 to hear all the excitement of Detroit Basketball,” said Greater Media’s Chessare. “Our partnership with the Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment is another example of how Detroit Sports 105.1 is committed to offering our listeners the best sports programming experience.”
As part of the agreement, Detroit Sports 105.1 will broadcast all 82 regular-season games as well as all preseason and postseason playoff contests.
Additional programming, including extended pregame and postgame coverage, interviews, news reporting and feature specials will also be available on Detroit Sports 105.1’s HD2 channel.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Palace Sports & Entertainment,” said Detroit Sports 105.1 Program Director Jason Dixon. “This is more than a standard rights agreement, it’s a content creation agreement. The Pistons and Detroit Sports 105.1 will be generating an unprecedented amount of team related content that will be distributed over multiple platforms. The structure of the deal allows for creativity and innovation that we intend to take advantage of. I truly believe this could become a model for future professional sports rights agreements.”
Pistons broadcasters Mark Champion, Rick Mahorn and George Blaha (when not performing television duties for FSD) will continue their play-by-play and analyst roles under the new agreement.