So I'm on a work trip to another part of the country and a buddy sends me a text message that WDFN has been taken off the air in favor of national radio from Fox Sports and all the local talent save the update guys (Matt Dery, et al) have been fired.
Now say what you will, but from my travels around the country, WDFN was probably the best local sports radio station I've listened to. The hosts didn't just go for the cheap shot, the access they got to the local coaches and players was top notch, and they were entertaining without going to the douche bag route. Bad host experiments (The Meat Shop, The BT Express) were killed mercilessly, and between Baligean's show and Stoney & Wojo's show (which was a Detroit institution), you could actually learn something.
I'll miss the tournaments (Top 64 snack foods anyone?), Wojo's annoying bits, the constant mocking of Stoney's quotes, they always entertaining "Pick/Prick Three", but most importantly the local flavor they allowed to shine like during the radio-thon for cancer, the Michigan v Michigan St week joke fests, etc.
I moved out of state to Ohio about 6 years ago now, and even up until now, I would come home from work, bring up the internet feed, and occasionally call in (I actually won the WDFN tiger's billboard contest in 2006 during the world series run). I will miss WDFN and hope that Stoney & Wojo and Baligean get new shows someplace else on the Detroit radio dial.