A New Partnership For The Sports Format in Detroit


Beasley Media Group, in collaboration with Woodward Sports, the Michigan Sports Network and Sports Map Radio Network, have teamed up to unveil The ROAR, Motor City Sports Talk 93.5 FM and 99.1 FM. The station will broadcast local & regional sports talk. T

Detroit PRAISE Network had been airing on translators 93.5-FM / 98.3-FM / 99.9-FM and 105.9 HD-2 (WDMK-2). The ROARis taking over the 93.5-FM translator and the newly activated 99.1-FM translator with ROAR programming originating on 94.7 HD-2 (WCSX-2)

Beasley Detroit Market Manger Mac Edwards said,There’s a new sports animal in the Motor City – The ROAR! We are absolutely thrilled to partner with Chad Johnson from Woodward Sports Network as well as Marty Booher at MSN and the crew at SportsMap Radio to deliver some of the most compelling sports content Motor City fans have ever experienced!”

“I am beyond excited for our partnership with Beasley and The ROAR,” said Chad Johnson, founder of Woodward Sports Network. “Mac and his team are true professionals.  We have built a team comprised of the very best talent in Detroit.  The Woodward Sports Network personalities will bring a fresh, credible, and knowledgeable opinion that our city has been missing for quite some time. I am so happy that our network can provide Beasley a sports punch that Detroiters desperately seek.”

The move to The ROAR means reaching a wider audience on the FM dial,” said Marty Booher, president of the Michigan Sports Network. “More Michigan sports fans can start their day with us at 6 a.m. and end their day with us at 6 p.m. It’s good for the listeners in metro Detroit, our marketing partners, the charitable organizations we support and the community.”

The Daily Line-Up includes:
6 a.m. – 9 a.m. – X’s & BrO’s with Anthony Bellino (from the Michigan Sports Network)
10- 3 p.m. – Morning Woodward & Big D Energy (from Woodward Sports.com)
3 p.m. – 6 p.m. The HUGE Show with Bill Simonson
Evenings & Overnights – SportsMap Radio

Woodward Sports Network is Detroit’s all-digital sports network under the leadership of Chad Johnson.

The Michigan Sports Network is the home to The Huge Show, weekday afternoons 3pm-6pm, and X’s and Bro’s, weekday mornings 6am-9am. Michigan Sports Network hosts Bill “Huge” Simonson (The Huge Show) and Anthony Bellino (X’s and Bro’s) bring decades of combined experience and Michigan sports insider knowledge. Michigan Sports Network is on over 20 radio stations across Michigan and Northern Ohio.

Launched in 2020, SportsMap Radio is the newest national sports radio network and provides a comprehensive sports talk platform that connects listeners to their favorite content no matter where or how they listen.



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