Entercom’s 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit made changes to their evening show this week, parting ways with Kyle Bogenschutz. The move was announced by Bogenschutz’s co-host, Bob Wojnowski who remains on the weeknight program.
Bogenschutz partnered with Wojnowski for the Bogey & Wojo Show in June 2017, taking over the 6pm timeslot, also hosting Pistons Weekly. The pairing offered a unique dynamic, with Wojnowski being nearly twice the age of his 30-year old former co-host.
Just a few weeks ago, Entercom laid off a significant number of employees nationwide because of the a COVID-19 pandemic. Included in the cuts were update anchor Ryan Wooley and veteran host Dennis Fithian from The Ticket. According to Tony Paul of The Detroit News, parting ways with Bogey stems from a breakdown in contract negotiations and was not directly related to the global pandemic.
Prior to joining The Ticket, Bogenschutz spent five years with FOX Sports Interactive and Scout Media as a multimedia journalist. He also worked as a radio host on Ann Arbor’s Sports Talk 1050AM WTKA, and contributed as a producer and on-air personality of a local sports TV show for six years.
Dave Rothenberg Can’t Stand Hearing Kenny Albert Mispronounce ‘Raleigh’
“I would think a true professional, like somebody that cares about their craft, would get that kind of feedback and welcome it.”
Dave Rothenberg has a tiny bone to pick with Kenny Albert, and it’s over the way Kenny pronounces the Carolina Hurricanes’ home city.
Talking on his show on ESPN New York on Tuesday, Rothenberg, who spent three years working in Raleigh on 99.9 The Fan, said he wished someone would get in Albert’s ear and correct the way he’s been saying it adding that it has made him wish one of the top play-by-play voices in hockey wouldn’t be on the call for the playoff series between the Canes and New York Rangers.
“I would think a true professional, like somebody that cares about their craft, would get that kind of feedback and welcome it,” Rothenberg said.
Albert has been pronouncing the city’s name as “RAW-lee”. It is properly pronounced “RAH-lee”.
Co-host Rick DiPietro and the rest of the show crew thought Albert would take offense to the correction, especially since it’s such a minor thing, but Rothenberg thought that was ridiculous.
“See, no one can deal with tough love anymore,” Rothenberg said.
The New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes series shifts back to Raleigh on Thursday for Game 5. The series is tied 2-2.
NBC Sports Names Al Michaels To Emeritus Role
The partnership will keep Michaels on for the Olympics and NBC’s NFL playoff coverage.
In addition to the 11 Super Bowls, Michaels has worked nine Olympics and called eight World Series.