Jamie Samuelson, longtime host at Entercom’s WXYT-FM (Detroit) 97.1 The Ticket, passed away Saturday (8/1) at the age of 48. Samuelsen had been battling colon cancer since January 2019. He announced his condition just days before on July 27 with his morning co-host Mike Stone.
“Each morning since my diagnosis, I got up, turned on the radio mic and got to talk sports,” he said. “I needed the escape from cancer, just like so many of our listeners who face hardships, grief and illness, too — they turned to us in the morning for some levity in this crazy world. So I wanted to continue to have fun and not let cancer get in the way of doing what I loved.”
A 25-year veteran of Detroit Sports Radio, Jamie joined WXYT in 2012.
Samuelson was surrounded by his loving wife, Christy, and three children, Caroline, 16, Josh, 14, and Catherine, 11, when he passed peacefully in his home.
He urged listeners Monday to consult with a doctor and get a colonoscopy before the age of 50.
“More people under the age of 50 are being diagnosed with colon cancer than ever before,” he said. “Make sure you talk with your doctor — and get that colonoscopy.”
A private Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Name Catholic Church on August 11 at 11 am EST. It will be live-streamed for the public at: https://venue.streamspot.com/496e2c1e