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Former Lion, Wolverine Jon Jansen to replace Jamie Samuelsen on 97.1 The Ticket morning show

Posted at 10:25 AM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 10:28:31-04

(WXYZ) — 97.1 The Ticket announced former Lions and Michigan football player Jon Jansen will be the morning show co-host with Mike Stone and Heather Parks as part of the new "Stoney and Jansen" show.

The show will begin Monday, Oct. 5 and run from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. every day. He replaces Jamie Samuelsen, who died after a fight with colon cancer earlier this year.

“As Detroit’s No. 1 sports talk station, we are excited to add Jon’s vast NFL knowledge to our incredible team,” said Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Detroit. “A native Detroiter who played for the University of Michigan and the Lions, Jon has distinct passion for the city’s football scene. Detroiters are really going to enjoy the chemistry that Jon has with Stoney as they tackle the biggest storylines in the Motor City and beyond.”

“Michigan has always been my home,” said Jansen. “I grew up a Detroit sports fan and lived my dream of playing football for the Wolverines and Lions. Now, I'm excited to join the team at 97.1 The Ticket and be a part of the conversation.”

Jason played 10 seasons in the NFL and has been a guest co-host on several 97.1 The Ticket shows since 2017 and is also part of the station's Sunday "Gameday Uncensored" show.