Saturday, October 31, 2015

Detroit Radio: WMGC Adds Dery, Sharp To PM Drive

Veteran Detroit Free Press columnist Drew Sharp will join Matt Dery as co-host of sports station WMGC 105.1 FM afternoon drive-time show “Dery and Sharp,” filling the slot created when longtime radio personality Drew Lane couldn’t reach a new deal with the Greater Media Inc.’s sports station earlier this month.

Additionally, Sean Baligian and two of Lane’s former on-air sidekicks, Tom Mazawey and Marc Fellhauer, will host the noon to 3 p.m. slot.

Dery previously was the mid-day host until filling in for Lane when he left on Oct. 19.

Dery and Sharp
Crain's Detroit Business reports Baligian previously did sports on Detroit’s WDFN 1130 AM and WMAX 96.1 FM in Grand Rapids.

Sharp has been with the Freep for more than 30 years and has been a regular on sports radio for years.

“This new lineup is very exciting and we will continue bringing Detroit the most knowledgeable and most thought-provoking talent in sports radio,” said WMGC Program Director Dave Shore in a statement today.

WMGC’s overall ratings for the period ending Sept. 29 were a 0.8, which ranked the station 23rd in the market, according to data from Nielsen Audio.

CBS Radio Inc.-owned rival WXYT 97.1 FM, which has the Detroit Tigers, Lions and Red Wings play-by-play contracts, dominates the market with a 6.8 rating.

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