Jim Costa and Jon Jansen to Host WXYT Mornings in 2024
|RADIO ONLINE | Thursday, September 21, 2023|
WXYT-FM (97.1 The Ticket), the flagship of the Detroit Lions, launches a new weekday morning show. The Audacy Sports outlet elevates Jim Costa to new morning host alongside current morning co-host Jon Jansen. "Costa & Jansen" will be heard weekdays from 6-10am ET beginning in February, 2024, following the conclusion of the Lions season.
"I'm thrilled that Jim Costa will be the next co-host of the 97.1 The Ticket morning show," said Audacy Detroit Senior Vice President and Market Manager Debbie Kenyon. "Jim has spent the last few years building a great relationship with his listeners. We look forward to the talents of Jim Costa and Jon Jansen entertaining and informing the Detroit sports audience and can't wait to see how the show evolves in 2024."
"This is a dream come true for me," added Costa. "My whole career, I've chased the chance to build a show on 97.1 The Ticket. I grew up listening to this station and rooting for these teams. To start the conversation in Detroit every morning is special. Jon Jansen and I are a good contrast; we play off each other well, and I'm excited for the show we will create along with Heather and the entire morning show crew."
Costa joined 97.1 The Ticket in February 2021. Most recently, Costa hosted nights, weekends and primetime fill-ins. Additionally, he served as the studio host for the Detroit Lions, Red Wings, Pistons, and Tigers. Costa also co-hosts the sports betting podcast "Cash The Ticket" with afternoon drive host Mike Valenti. Before joining the station, he hosted afternoons in Grand Rapids with the "Big Drew and Jim" show for five years. Costa succeeds Mike Stoney, who recently announced he will step down from his role in early 2024.
"Jim is a hard worker, is always prepared, and has a great passion for Detroit sports," said Jansen. "He'll be a great addition to our team in the morning, and I'm looking forward to working with him."
Jansen is an 11-year NFL veteran offensive tackle, University of Michigan football captain and national champion, and 2011 Michigan Sports Hall of Fame inductee. Throughout his playing career, he worked with and in the media in many different capacities, including writing articles for the Washington Times and Detroit Free Press and co-hosting the Monday Night Live show on Comcast cable.
After retiring from the NFL, Jansen spent three years with the Big Ten Network, where he co-hosted studio shows, sideline reported at games, and served as a color analyst from the booth. He currently serves as a co-host of the "Michigan Football Tailgate" pre-game show and a color analyst of the games.
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