(Article from Crains Detroit)
Former University of Michigan All-American linebacker LaMarr Woodley will host a weekly sports talk show on WFDF AM 910.
The show, “After the Game,” will debut Tuesday and air noon to 2 p.m., discussing issues that athletes face in their lives on and off the field.
“They’re going to talk less about the games and more about before and after the games, like temptations the players have and investment issues,” said Mort Meisner, a spokesman for the Southfield-based station.
Woodley, 31, will be the first sports personality to have a show on WFDF.
“LaMarr is local. He just played his last year in Arizona last year and he has some broadcast experience,” Meisner said of the decision to select Woodley for the show. “We thought he’d bring a lot to the table, especially with being able to get high-profile guests on the show.”
Meisner said Woodley has previous on-air experience from his time in Pittsburgh, on radio and television. He also said Woodley will pursue some television opportunities in the Detroit market in the near future.
The linebacker won the Rotary Lombardi Award while at UM as college football’s best defensive player in 2006. Woodley played for the Pittsburgh Steelers 2007-13 andwon Super Bowl XLIII with the team in 2008. He also played 10 games for the Arizona Cardinals last season and six games with the Oakland Raiders in 2014.
Meisner was not sure if Woodley’s show means 910 AM would be adding more sports content to its lineup. “The sky is the limit; we’ll see how it evolves,” Meisner said.
The 50,000-watt station is owned by Kevin Adell, who paid The Walt Disney Co.’s Burbank, Calif.-based Disney Radio Group LLC $3 million in late 2014 for it.
Adell has populated the station with notable names including Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Christine Beatty and Robert Ficano doing talk shows. University of Detroit Mercy men’s basketball games will air live on the station next season.