ESPN 100.9-FM (WLUN)
825 East Main Street
Midland, MI 48640
ESPN 100.9-FM (WLUN) is an award-winning 24/7 sports radio station. The station was purchased by MBF Enterprises on March 25, 2008 from the Last Bastion Trust. The station was previously owned by Citadel Broadcasting, operating as a simulcast of classic rock station WILZ-FM.
The Michigan Baseball Foundation, the 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that owns Dow Diamond, helped finance the purchase. The Foundation also funded the construction of the radio studio in the Dow Diamond press box, overlooking the baseball field, which was completed in January 2009. These steps, made by the Michigan Baseball Foundation, are consistent with the Foundation’s stated mission of promoting regional economic development.
ESPN 100.9-FM carries ESPN Radio’s flagship weekday programs Golic & Wingo (6-10am), featuring former NFL lineman Mike Golic and NFL anchor Trey Wingo; The Dan Le Batard Show (10am-12pm), featuring Dan Le Batard and Jon “Stugotz” Weiner.
For six hours each weekday afternoon, ESPN 100.9-FM shifts to local sports talk. Shep, Shower ‘N’ Shave airs from 12-3pm with longtime Detroit sports reporter Matt Shepard hosting his show from the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit. The HUGE Show, hosted by Michigan sports talk show host Bill Simonson, can be heard from 3-6pm.
In October 2015, the radio station began producing its own weekly show The Offseason Podcast hosted by Matt DeVries. He’s joined by Brad Tunney each week for a new episode which can be downloaded on iTunes, SoundCloud or ESPN1009.com. Segments from the current week’s episode can also be heard on the radio station on Friday nights from approximately 10-11:30pm.
Since 2016, the station has received numerous Broadcast Excellence Awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters in categories such as Play-by-Play, Sports, Commerical, Marketing Materials & Promos, Feature/Use of Medium, and New Media. At the 2017 Broadcast Excellence Awards in Lansing, ESPN 100.9-FM was named a “Station of the Year” by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
In addition to being the flagship station of the Great Lakes Loons, ESPN 100.9-FM serves as the home for the following properties:
Michigan State Football & Basketball
Michigan State Coaches Shows
Central Michigan Football
Central Michigan Coaches Shows
Northwood Men’s & Women’s Basketball
Northwood Coaches Show
Saginaw Valley League High School Football and Boys & Girls Basketball
Major League Baseball
NCAA College Football, including bowl games
National Football League
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