Fri. Sep 21st, 2018

Brandstatter Says He’s Out of Lions Radio Booth

Jim Brandstatter posted on his Twitter account on Tuesday that he had been terminated from his role as color analyst on Detroit Lions radio broadcasts. It is a position that he held for 31 years.

WJR released a statement on the firing that read

Jim Brandstatter did an excellent job for the past 2 years on WJR and for many years prior. We felt the addition of a former All-Pro Lion will bring a unique perspective to the game-day broadcast.

That “former All-Pro Lion” is reportedly 11 year NFL veteran Lomas Brown. He spent his entire career on Detroit’s offensive line.

Brandstatter will continue to call play-by-play of games for the University of Michigan. He immediately told colleagues that the silver lining in the firing was that he was happy to get Thanksgiving back.

The Detroit Lions released a statement of their own in the wake of the news.

As a color analyst for the Detroit Lions Radio Network for more than three decades, Jim Brandstatter helped bring together Lions fans everywhere. His unwavering passion and knowledge for the game of football, both as a broadcaster and former player, were instrumental to our radio broadcasts. We sincerely thank Jim for his countless contributions to our team over the years and for the positive impact he’ll continue to make in the football community.

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