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Radio Made in Michigan
2:10 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

SportsTalk | Thu 4/4/13

Matt and Alex welcome back former Tiger pitcher Jose Valverde with opinions and analysis, and also welcome another Pitino into a higher reigns of NCAA coaching.  The duo also discuss the possibility of a female in the NBA, and the recent allegations against the Auburn football program.  They end the hour discussing Detroit Tiger baseball and the future of women's basketball.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:10 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

SportsTalk | Tue 4/2/13

Matt Ludtke continues his time in the host seat, as he analyzes more news around the coaching carousel of NCAA basketball and starts the hype of opening day baseball.  He also discusses the new Jay-Z business venture in sports, and the linking of Robinson Cano.  Matt later dissects the make-up of the Oakland Raiders, and more news around the NFL.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:36 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Sports check-in with Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free Press sportswriter Joe Rexrode joins us every Monday and Friday to discuss what's happening in the sports world. Today he discusses the Spartan's end of season performance and the upcoming NCAA Final Four games. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:38 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Sports check-in with FREEP's Joe Rexrode

Joe Rexrode gives Current State his predictions about the 'Sweet 16' face off between MSU and Duke, tonight at 9:45 p.m.
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The Detroit Free Press’ Joe Rexrode breaks down Friday night’s ‘Sweet 16’ contest between Michigan State and Duke.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:09 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 3/29/13

Matt and Alex wrap up the week discussing the upsets and the shockers.  Wichita State shocks the world by moving one step closer to the Final Four, and Indiana looses their dream by the inability to convert against Syracuse's 2-3 zone.  The duo then discuss Michigan State versus Duke tonight, and Michigan's matchup versus Kansas.  They close the show with Verlander's contract deal, and take open lines.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:11 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

SportsTalk | Thu 3/28/13

Alex joins Matt today to breakdown all of the NCAA tournament games tonight and Friday night.  The duo breaks down every team, and discusses all of the shockers like Witchita State who could potentially make a Cinderella run.  They also analyze the Miami Heat loss to Chicago, ending their impressive win steak, and cap off the show with the news of Tim McCarver.

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Sports
2:15 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

SportsTalk | Wed 3/27/13

Matt Ludtke made his way past security and found his way to the sports talk chair. Topics include Ndamukong Suh making a terrible splash on ABC's show "Splash", athletes being role models, Adreian Payne being a role model and the hatred towards the Duke Blue Devils. 


Radio Made in Michigan
2:10 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

SportsTalk | Tue 3/26/13

Matt Ludtke continues the discussion on NCAA upsets, and also brings up the recent head coach firings from UCLA and Minnesota.  He also discusses the possibility of Tom Izzo coaching the USA Olympic team.  The Miami Heat are continuing their dominance, and MSU continues their tournament run.  Matt and Alex cover it all on the air, and have open lines all show.

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Sports
2:36 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

SportsTalk | Mon 3/25/13

Matt Ludtke, a sports fanatic and WKAR employee is this weeks host. It's March Madness and both Michigan State and Michigan are headed to the Sweet 16. Aaron Young and Emanuele Berry join Matt to break it all down.


Radio Made in Michigan
4:59 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Sports with Joe Rexrode of Detroit Free Press

 Detroit Free Press sportswriter Joe Rexrode joins us every Monday and Friday to discuss what's happening in the sports world -- from Michigan State to local prep athletics to the pro leagues. Today he discusses the NCAA tournament. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:09 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 3/22/13

Vice President of Farm Bureau Insurance Jim Robinson joins Russ and Kirk.

Jim Robinson, Vice President of Michigan Farm Bureau Insurance, joins the panel to discuss his “bleed green” passion, and the relationship between his company and Michigan State University Athletics.  Jim Pignataro, Director of Smith Academic Center, describes his relationship with student athletes and their academic experience with the College of Business.  Finally, MSU head soccer coach Damon Rensing discusses the season and the day-to-day activities.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:30 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

SportsTalk | Thu 3/21/13

Russ and Kirk give listeners continuous score updates from MSU's second round matchup versus Valparaiso.  The two also hone in on Spring Training baseball from the Detroit Tigers, and recap the unfortunate season for the Detroit Pistons.  The two have open lines, for listeners to give their emotions of March Madness.

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Sports
3:29 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

SportsTalk | Wed 3/20/13

Russ White, Kirk Heinze & Bill Emkow.

Russ White and Kirk Heinze are back in the studio for another round of sports! They invite MUCC Executive director Erin McDonough and freelance outdoors writer and author Tom Huggler in to promote this weekends Ultimate Sports Show in Grand Rapids. They also invite the voice of Detroit Tigers radio play-by-play Dan Dickerson to discuss spring training so far. Lastly, they invite mlive.com's Director of State News Bill Emkow to discuss Tigers and sports journalism.


Radio Made in Michigan
2:10 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

SportsTalk | Tue 3/19/13

MSU alumni Don Gonyea from NPR joins the airwaves, as Russ White and Kirk Heinze discuss their affinity for the Detroit Tigers and reliving pastimes.   Director of Broadcast services for WKAR Gary Reid joins the panel to present Don an award.  Finally, Scott Meier from Cumulus joins the group to discuss radio audiences and the changing future of radio.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:09 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

SportsTalk | Mon 3/18/13

Russ White and Kirk Heinze, hosts of Greening of the Great Lakes, takes listeners through SportsTalk this week.  The duo discusses the latest of MSU basketball in the NCAA tournament, and also wrap around to Detroit Tiger baseball.  The two take guest callers, inviting you to give your take on sports news around the country.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:19 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 3/15/13

The Detroit Lions received some heartbreaking news this morning on their offensive line, and Larry and Matt break it all down.  The duo breaks down the Detroit Lions mock draft picks, and talk about other divisional foes.  The two then touch on the Big Ten tournament, and possible upsets.  Finally, more talk on Spring Training and the World Baseball Classic.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:57 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

SportsTalk | Wed 3/13/13

Larry Morasco continues to host this week.  After the free agency kickoff last night, the Detroit Lions made some big moves and Larry is there to break it all down.  He then discusses other free agency movement around the league.  Larry takes caller opinions, and discusses MSU basketball and Spring Training baseball.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:41 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

SportsTalk | Thu 3/14/13

Larry kicks off the show with more NFL free agency conversation, while touching on the Detroit Lions landing Reggie Bush.  He then takes calls to discuss some concerns with the Detroit Tiger 2013 roster, given the release of OF Brennan Boesch.  Finally, he invites Lansing State Journal's Graham Couch to give his expertise on Michigan State basketball.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:11 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

SportsTalk | Tue 3/12/13

Larry Marasco kicks off the show with NFL Free Agency buzz, and breaks down the NFC Central division.  He also discusses options for the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, along with the impact of the Percy Harvin trade.  Larry closes the show with MSU basketball, and some NCAA tournament predictions.

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Sports
2:56 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

SportsTalk | Mon 3/11/13

Larry Marasco, an MSU and Impact89FM alumn, fills in this week. Today's topics include BIG Ten basketball and NHL hockey.


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2:19 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 3/8/13

It's Fred Heumann's last day hosting! He invites Joe Rexrode from the Detroit Free Press to talk about last night's win over Wisconsin. High School basketball playoffs are in full swing and East Lansing men's basketball head coach joins Fred to discuss their playoff run so far. Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain calls in to voice his opinion on the current state of the MLB and to shed some light on his personal life.


Sports
12:47 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

SportsTalk | Thu 3/8/13

Fred Heumann first invites Jake Boss, Michigan State baseball head coach, to discuss their very first few games of the season and how the team looks this year. Mike Garland, assistant coach for Michigan State men's basketball calls in to discuss the game against Wisconsin. Rob Parritt, Haslett basketball coach joins Fred to talk about his retirement as the coach. Lastly, Ron Mason, former Michigan State hockey coach joins Fred to discuss the team this year and the soon to be BIG Ten hockey leauge.


Radio Made in Michigan
2:09 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

SportsTalk | Wed 3/6/13

Fred Heumann from WLNS hosts this week

The Big Ten conference is up in the air, as Ohio State upset Indiana last night.  Fred Heumann is here to analyze the game, and talk about some college basketball rumblings.  Oakland University forward Drew Valentine joins Fred to discuss his season, and later is pleasantly surprised on-air by his father, Carlton Valentine.  We then close the show with General Manager Ken Holland from the Detroit Red Wings.  Open lines follow and BTN’s Lisa Byington also chimes in.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:09 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

SportsTalk | Tue 3/5/13

Fred Heumann from WLNS hosts this week.

Fred Heumann calls upon a flurry of guests today.  He kicks off the show with Lansing Catholic head coach Darren Zwick, who discusses the thrilling game last night that went into double overtime.  Fred then invites MSU hockey coach Tom Anastos to discuss his trips out west.  Lynn Henning chats about Tiger baseball in Florida to cap off the show.

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Sports
2:19 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

SportsTalk | Mon 3/4/13

Fred Heumann of WLNS-TV 6 is this weeks host and he starts todays show off with a bang! Michigan State Athletic Director, Mark Hollis, joins Fred to discuss his career and what he is working on for Michigan State. Detroit Free Press Prep Writer, Mick McCabe, joins the conversation to discuss High School boys and girls basketball playoffs. Lastly, Fred invites Michigan State women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant to discuss the season so far and their upcoming games.


Sports
2:15 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 3/1/13

Terry Braverman is today's host. He chats with Dr. Steve Almany of Beaumont Hospital about his dedication to screening high school athletes. He also chats with Jerry Geistler of Michigan State basketball alumni fame.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:23 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Detroit Tigers 2013 season preview with Mario Impemba

In 2012, the Detroit Tigers went 50-31 at Comerica Field on their way to a World Series appearance.
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Last year, the Detroit Tigers fought their way to the World Series, only to be swept by the San Francisco Giants. This season, many of the pieces from last year's team return, including Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera. 

Tigers' play-by-play man and MSU alum Mario Impemba assesses the 2013 Tigers and whether they have another chance at the World Series.

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Sports
2:17 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

SportsTalk | 2/28/13

Today we discuss Michigan's loss against Penn State. We also discuss Detroit Tigers and Detroit Pistons.


Sports
11:33 am
Thu February 28, 2013

SportsTalk | Wed 2/27/13

Alex continues his discussion of possible NHL realignment.  Diamond Leung from mlive.com calls in to discuss Michigan State basketball and BIG Ten basketball. Alex also gets in to Detroit Tigers spring training.


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2:11 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

SportsTalk | Tues 2/26/13

The NFL combine is in full swing and Alex breaks down some of the former Michigan State players. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press calls in to discuss the combine in more detail. Alex also discusses the proposed NHL reallignment.


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