WCAR Rebrands as NBC Sports Radio 1090 – Offering Premier Sports Programming from Dial Global and NBC Sports Group across the Detroit Market

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NEW YORK, NY, July 22, 2013 – NBC Sports Radio, a joint venture between Dial Global and NBC Sports Group, has signed AM 1090, WCAR, in Detroit, Michigan to its growing line up of affiliated stations.  WCAR is completely rebranding to NBC Sports Radio and will be airing nearly a full slate of NBC Sports Radio programming and updates. 

“It’s an exciting time for us as we rebrand to NBC Sports Radio – in fact  we have already received tremendous feedback from our listeners and the reaction on social media has been terrific,” said AM 1090's Program Director Mark Wilson.  “It is a great addition for Detroit, which is home to some of the most passionate sports fans in the country.


NBC SPORTS RADIO 1090, formerly ESPN 1090, is the 284th radio station to carry programming from NBC Sports Radio, which features an array of fresh, passionate sports talk personalities, experts and former players and coaches including:

  • Hosts: Erik Kuselias, Brian Kenny, Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix, and Eytan Shander,
  • NFL: Donovan McNabb, Mark Malone, Hines Ward, and Rodney Harrison
  • MLB: Bobby Valentine and Chipper Jones
  • NBA: Stan Van Gundy


“As we near a major milestone, adding our 300th station to NBC Sports Radio, we couldn’t be happier to be so tightly affiliated in such an important market like Detroit,” said Chris Corcoran, Dial Global’s Executive VP/GM, Sports.  “We look forward to bringing amazing, full-throttle sports talk to the Motor City."

“A sports-rabid town like Detroit deserves the very best in sports radio,” said Rob Simmeljkaer, Senior Vice President, NBC Sports Ventures. “We think our line-up will be a great fit.”

NBC Sports Radio launched in September 2014.  It is produced by NBC Sports Group and distributed by Dial Global.  Programming is available on radio affiliates throughout the United States, as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com, NBCSports.com, and on the websites of affiliates.

“Dial Global is committed to providing the most engaging sports audio experience for our listeners and NBC Sports Radio provides that programming,” said Paul Caine CEO of Dial Global.  “We are thrilled to be able to reach the dedicated fan base in Detroit and give them access to NBC Sports Radio’s world-class sports programming.”

For more information on programming, please contact Dial Global at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

About NBC Sports
NBC Sports Radio is a joint venture between NBC Sports Group and Dial Global. It provides sports talk programming to radio stations nationwide and distributed by Dial Global. Content includes hourly sports news updates, daily features and long-form shows. On social media, join the NBC Sports Radio community on Twitter at twitter.com/nbcsportsradio. To listen live or to find a station, visit www.nbcsportsradio.com or download the free mobile app NBC Sports Radio.

About Dial Global
Dial Global is the largest independent national audio media company in the U.S., delivering compelling, engaging, and fully-integrated audio content to over 8,200+ radio stations and digital media companies. Dial Global's powerful portfolio of iconic media, sports and entertainment brands, combined with some of the most recognized live events in the world, provide strong and unique brand engagement to over 225 million consumers each week. For more information, visit www.dialglobal.com

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