Jason Dixon Named PD of Detroit Sports 105.1
August 12, 2013
Greater Media announces Jason Dixon has been named as the Program Director of the newly launched Detroit Sports 105.1 in the Motor City. He officially began his new position today.
Dixon most recently served as Operations Manager and Program Director for the past three years at Capitol Broadcasting’s WCMC-FM 99.9 The Fan, WDNC-AM 620 The Buzz, WCMC-HD-3 99.9 HD3 The Ticket, and WCLY-AM 1550 ESPN Deportes in Raleigh, North Carolina.
“Jason is the right quarterback to lead our winning team at Detroit Sports 105.1,” said Market Manager Steve Chessare. “He lives and breathes the format. His experience, ability, passion and track record made him the perfect choice to help as we provide our Detroit sports fans with best sports experience possible in the Motor City.”
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work in one of America’s great sports cities along-side Market Manager Steve Chessare and with the leadership of Greater Media Chairman and CEO Peter Smyth and VP of Program Development Buzz Knight,” said Dixon. “With Motor City radio icon Drew Lane anchoring Detroit Sports 105.1 in the afternoon, combined with a commitment to cover our local Detroit teams, a partnership with ESPN and additional local programming that will be announced soon; we feel that we building a great sports station for the incredible and dedicated fans of Detroit.”
A native of Tampa, FL, Dixon began his radio career in 1989 with 970 WFLA-AM. He transitioned into music radio as an air personality and morning show producer for the legendary WFLZ-FM in Tampa . Dixon was tapped as The Program Director when Clear Channel launched The Sports Animal WDAE-AM in Tampa in 1996.
He transitioned into the world of professional sports in 2000 while working as the Senior Director of Broadcasting and Programming for The NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and Arena Football’s Tampa Bay Storm while employed by Detroit based Palace Sports and Entertainment.
Dixon’s on air role included serving as the Pregame/Postgame and Intermission Host for The Lightning and Radio Analyst for The Storm. Off the air, he managed all aspects of the club’s television, radio and in-game entertainment. In addition, Dixon spearheaded the arena’s installation of a new video board and LED system.
Dixon retuned to Sports Radio in 2008 as Program Director at WJXL-AM 1010 XL in Jacksonville, Florida.
In 2010, Dixon joined Capitol Broadcasting in Raleigh, NC where he served as Operations Manager and Program Director for WCMC-FM 99.9 The Fan, WDNC-AM 620 The Buzz, WCMC-HD-3 99.9 HD3 The Ticket, WCLY-AM 1550 ESPN Deportes.
Dixon led the group to record ratings success. He launched a television simulcast of the WDNC Morning Show and played a key role in several of the company’s digital initiates.
Dixon is a member of the ESPN Radio Program Director’s Advisory Board and has spent the last 10 years as a high school football official.