Jamie Samuelsen (Radio, 97.1, The Ticket) Bio, Jamie Samuelsen Wiki
Jamie Samuelsen, a radio personality who has been a fixture in the world of Detroit sports for more than 20 years, according to radio station 97.1 The Ticket, died at the age of 48 on August 1.
Samuelsen had announced his diagnosis of colon cancer just days earlier on his show, the Jamie & Stoney Show, to the shock and dismay of listeners. He is survived by his wife, Christy McDonald, and their three children, Caroline, Josh and Catherine.
He joined 97.1 The Ticket in 2012. He was a co-host of an evening show with Bob Wojnowski before moving to the mornings with Mike Stone. He was the co-host of the “Jamie and Stoney Show” with Mike Stone on 97.1 The Ticket. The Jamie & Stoney Show was launched in 2016.
He covered dozens of major sporting events including the Super Bowl, the World Series, The Stanley Cup Finals, the NBA Finals, the Final Four, the US Open, The Ryder Cup, and the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
He was born and raised in Lafayette, California outside of San Francisco. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in communications.
Jamie Samuelsen Age
Jamie Samuelsen died on August 1, 2020, at the age of 48.
Jamie Samuelsen Life and Career
In 1997, Samuelsen was part of an operation that chronically threw the feathers of Detroit sports teams, as the Detroit Free Press reported:
They tweak. And they are mocking. And they are mocking … How can we explain Scott Mitchell’s call to WDFN to argue with armchair critics? Or does Lions’s public relations department ask for game credentials by referring to irresponsible journalism?
According to Özgür Basın, Samuelsen often acted as the voice of mind, and with him hosted an interesting back and forth between host program director Gregg Henson: “One example: In the midst of a two-week hot discussion, Henson first asked Samuelsen (part time Chicago sympathizer) called it “ suck Jordan butt ” on air. “Then Henson asked his audience to boycott Sports Illustrated.” Henson was not pleased that the Detroit Red Wings, who won the Stanley Cup, was not on the cover of the magazine, although it was not put on the cover of Michael Jordan when he won the Chicago Bulls NBA Finals.
In this article, the article stated that at least one caller per show would call to complain about Henson, but at least one listener Samuelsen joked had a quieter animation: “My mother can’t stand it.”
In WDFN-AM, he was writing freelance about lacrosse with Henson in 1998 along with the labeling team “guy radio”. In 2003, Samuelsen was on play-by coverage.
The sports blog was a regular of the Detroit Free Press; In 2013, she said in her study blog that Calvin Johnson was “the best buyer of NFL.” In 2011, the article made a more rigorous statement from Sameulsen’s blog: “If MSU can play on a boat, Pistons should try to play a game in the city center.”
Samuelsen also worked on Fox2 television and took part in shows aired on NFL Network.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Samuelsen’s voice came from WDFN-AM, WRIF-FM and WCSX-FM before joining the 97.1 Ticket in 2012 and starting the Jamie & Stoney Show in 2016.
Jamie Samuelsen Wife
Jamie Samuelsen was married to his wife Christy Mcdonald.
Jamie Samuelsen Children
Jamie Samuelsen had three children, Caroline, Josh, and Catherine.
Jamie Samuelsen Family
Jamie Samuelsen and his wife Christy Mcdonald had three kids, Caroline, Josh, and Catherine.
Jamie Samuelsen Death
Samuelsen announced that he had colon cancer on July 27, where he told of his show listeners that he had been battling the disease for 19 months, 97.1 The Ticket reported. He said that part of the reason he kept the diagnosis discreet was for his family, according to the Detroit Free Press:
Obviously, all of our lives were turned upside down when we found out, but we wanted to make their lives as normal as possible. Plus, given the fact that I work in radio and my wife works in TV, I wanted to make sure it didn’t affect their lives.
He also said that his morning show from 6-10 a.m. helped him continue to enjoy life despite the diagnosis, MLive reported:
Each morning since my diagnosis, I got up, turned on the radio mic and got to talk sports. 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. Connecting with listeners, laughing, teasing Stoney, all of it, it helped me be normal while continuing to fight this disease.
Samuelsen also took the time to make an important public service announcement. Colonoscopies are more important than ever, Samuelsen urged, telling listeners of his show, “More people under the age of 50 are being diagnosed with colon cancer than ever before and colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths. Make sure you talk with your doctor — and get that colonoscopy,” WXYZ reported.
The Detroit Free Press also reported that three of Samuelsen’s close friends had colonoscopies which led to them getting polyps removed: “I want people of my age, in their 40s, to get a colonoscopy. You hear about it all the time, and you’re like ‘blah, blah, blah,’ in one ear and out the next. But it can literally save your life,” he said.
I am so sad and sorry to pass this along, at the family’s request. Jamie Samuelsen, the best damn friend you could ever have, a tremendous broadcaster on @971theticketxyt passed away tonight at 48. He was surrounded by his wonderful family, and he went peacefully.
— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) August 2, 2020
Jamie Samuelsen Cause of Death
Jamie Samuelsen’s cause of death was colon cancer.
Jamie Samuelsen Salary – Jamie Samuelsen Net Worth
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