Entercom Detroit has announced that WXYT-FM’s (97.1 The Ticket) broadcast studio will be renamed “The Jamie Samuelsen Studio” in honor of the late Jamie Samuelsen. The former station veteran and morning show host passed away at age 48 from colon cancer on August 1.
“Jamie meant so much to our station and was a key part of our listeners lives,” said Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Detroit. “We wanted to honor him in a special way, not only as a great broadcaster, but an extraordinary person. We hope the renaming of the studio will serve as a way to keep his memory alive and add to his incredible legacy here in Detroit.”
Samuelson was diagnosed with colon cancer in January 2019 and advocated for listeners to schedule colonoscopies during his final broadcast on July 27, 2020.
See the September 30 on-air announcement of the studio dedication below: