Look for the Tigers to announce their much-rumored radio deal in the next few days. The arrangement with CBS Radio is expected to involve both WXYT-AM 1270 and WKRK-FM 97.1 locally, giving the Tigers a clearer signal in Detroit while still giving them an all-sports station to package and promote the games. AM 1270 has its first Inside Tigertown show scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. ET. The on-air tandem of Dan Dickerson and Jim Price will remain the same, with Dickerson and Dan Petry doing Inside Tigertown.
Interestingly, the Orioles announced their move to FM – also with a CBS Radio affiliate – on Monday after 19 years on WBAL-AM. The Pirates announced last fall they’re moving their games from superstation KDKA (where they’d been since 1955) to WDVE-FM, operated by Clear Channel. The Braves have had the AM/FM arrangement for a while. So there’s definitely a trend.