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WJR Lands The Rights To The Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions will have a new flagship radio station beginning in 2016.

The Lions plan to announce a new multi-year broadcast deal with WJR-AM (760) on Friday, two people familiar with the announcement told the Free Press.

The team is in the final year of its contract with WXYT-FM (97.1), its flagship station for the last 12 seasons.

While details of the new deal are not fully known, the Lions are expected to keep the radio team of play-by-play man Dan Miller and color commentator Jim Brandstatter in place.

The Lions today announced the hiring of a new president, Rod Wood, and are in the early stages of finding a general manager to replace Martin Mayhew.

This is the 20th season the Lions, who switched TV partners to Fox 2 this year, have been with CBS Radio.

The Lions were last on WJR in 1988 before moving to WWJ-AM (950).

Credit to the Detroit Free Press who originally published this article

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