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Jason Dixon Exits ‘Detroit Sports 105.1.’

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Re: Jason Dixon Exits ‘Detroit Sports 105.1.’

Post by Daypart » Tue May 28, 2019 12:27 pm

It's amazing Dixon ever got another job
https://twitter.com/JasonDixonPD



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Re: Jason Dixon Exits ‘Detroit Sports 105.1.’

Post by Colonel Flagg » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:20 am

Daypart wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 12:27 pm
It's amazing Dixon ever got another job
https://twitter.com/JasonDixonPD
I think both PDs were on a fool's errand in that job. Between Buzz, and Steve Chessare, I seriously doubt they were given much latitude to do anything.


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Re: Jason Dixon Exits ‘Detroit Sports 105.1.’

Post by Daypart » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:26 am

They had more freedom than you'd think



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Re: Jason Dixon Exits ‘Detroit Sports 105.1.’

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:05 pm

OK - so was Dixon forced to run Mike & Mike in A.M. Drive (a show everyone knew would be a massive ratings flop in this market) and a non-sports oriented show in PM Drive on a station branding itself "as Detroit Sports 105.1" ?

If the answer is "yes," he had nowhere nearly enough freedom.

Seems to me 75% of the programming was either Detroit-centric with minimal sports content, or sports-centric with a focus on national teams as opposed to local.

Drew in morning drive, followed by local sports (or local general talk) shows in middays, afternoons & early evenings would've been the way to go.

Whomever chose or supported the initial programming formula is a fucking moron. (Hence, why Steve Chessare now works in a market that generates maybe 10% the advertising revenue Detroit does.)


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Re: Jason Dixon Exits ‘Detroit Sports 105.1.’

Post by Daypart » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:36 pm

Drew did not want to do AM drive.



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Re: Jason Dixon Exits ‘Detroit Sports 105.1.’

Post by Deleted User 15041 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:50 pm

Drew would sound good on AM Radio that's where he should be.



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Re: Jason Dixon Exits ‘Detroit Sports 105.1.’

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:00 pm

Drew did not want to do AM drive.
In that case. 105.1 should've either went general talk instead of sports talk or should've never put Drew on the air in a prominent daypart (no pun intended!) like afternoon drive.

I don't believe you answered my earlier question, btw.
Drew would sound good on AM Radio that's where he should be.
When Drew & Mike were cancelled from WRIF, I was openly advocating for 760 WJR to hire Drew Lane for late mornings or (preferably) PM drive. I think it would've been a great fit.

His podcast is so successful - and he has so much freedom - he'd be nuts to put all his eggs in the terrestrial radio basket at this point.


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Re: Jason Dixon Exits ‘Detroit Sports 105.1.’

Post by Sgt. Sackto » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:24 pm

Putting Drew on WJR would be similar to what WLS did by putting Mancow on in morning drive. Don't think that Detroit PDs have that kind of "out of box" thinking.



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Re: Jason Dixon Exits ‘Detroit Sports 105.1.’

Post by Daypart » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:47 pm

And his show on wls is an unmitigated disaster.



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Re: Jason Dixon Exits ‘Detroit Sports 105.1.’

Post by borderboy653659200 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:03 pm

Excuse me,didn't "The Bounce" flip to rap/hip/hop in 2015 ?



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Re: Jason Dixon Exits ‘Detroit Sports 105.1.’

Post by stopnswop2 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:06 pm

Who's the genius that bumped a thread on a non existant station?


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Re: Jason Dixon Exits ‘Detroit Sports 105.1.’

Post by Daypart » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:08 pm

Who's the genius who thinks the moon is fake?



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Re: Jason Dixon Exits ‘Detroit Sports 105.1.’

Post by stopnswop2 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:12 pm

Nobody ever said that, why do you keep posting that?


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Re: Jason Dixon Exits ‘Detroit Sports 105.1.’

Post by Daypart » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:50 pm

Good job deleting it on your Twitter.



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Re: Jason Dixon Exits ‘Detroit Sports 105.1.’

Post by Sgt. Sackto » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:25 pm

Daypart wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:47 pm
And his show on wls is an unmitigated disaster.
Yes I agree. Mancow just refuses to grow up and connect with adults. But Drew would fit in at WJR perfectly and give many a reason to listen to it again. MHO.



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