WXYT-FM PD Jimmy Powers To Receive Mark Chernoff Award
February 10, 2023
The 2023 recipient of the Mark Chernoff Award, which honors exceptional program directors in sports radio is WXYT-FM (Detroit) program director Jimmy Powers. The award will be presented at the Barrett Sports Media's BSM Summit, March 21-22 in Los Angeles.
“It’s such a great honor not only to be mentioned in the same breath with Mark Chernoff, but to receive the Mark Chernoff Award is really, really cool,” said Powers to AllAccess. “With so many great program directors across the country who are deserving of this award, I truly appreciate the recognition.”
“Jimmy has done an amazing job over the years running 97.1 The Ticket," said Chernoff. "He knows how to work with talent, and maintain balance while managing relationships with the Lions, Tigers, Red Wings and Pistons, which is not an easy job. The ratings remain high, and The Ticket continues to be one of America's top sports stations, which reflects the great work Jimmy has done as the station’s program director.”
“2022 was another big year for The Ticket, and many in Detroit deserve credit for the brand’s consistent success, but none more so than their exceptional brand leader, Jimmy Powers," added BSM President Jason Barrett. “Jimmy has been a staple of consistency, guiding one of the crown jewels of sports radio, managing top personalities, important play by play partnerships, and helping the brand generate large revenues. I’m thrilled that our industry voters took notice of the fantastic work Jimmy has done and look forward to celebrating his career and accomplishments in Los Angeles this March.”