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Detroit Tigers Broadcasters

Broadcasters: Jim Price | Dan Dickerson | Rod Allen | Mario Impemba | John Keating                                                         Affiliates »
Jim Price
Jim Price

A member of the Tigers 1968 World Series champions, Jim Price begins his 22nd season overall on Tigers broadcasts and his 15th full season on the Tigers Radio Network.

  • Originally joined Frank Beckmann on the Tigers radio broadcasts in June, 1998...had spent the first part of that season as a feature reporter on FOX Sports Net's pre-game and "Tigers Weekly" programs.
  • Began his Tigers broadcasting career on PASS cable telecasts in 1993, serving as play-by-play announcer...broadcast Tigers games on cable for five seasons.
  • Was also the third man in the booth during the Tigers over-the-air broadcasts on WKBD-TV from 1995-97...filled in for a handful of games as play-by-play announcer in 1997.
  • Played five major league seasons, all with the Tigers...played 64 games, 42 of them at catcher, for the 1968 team that defeatedSt. Louis in the Fall Classic.
  • Was purchased by the Tigers in April of 1967 after seven minor league seasons with the Pirates.
  • Named Minor League Player of the Year in 1963 while with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.
  • A native of Harrisburg, PA, he was a three-sport star at Hershey (PA) High School...refused a number of college football scholarship offers to sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1960.
  • Other broadcast credits include work as play-by-play man on Chicago White Sox cable telecasts, color commentary for ESPN college baseball and anchoring weekend sports on Detroit's WJBK-TV.
  • Assists in the Tigers front office efforts, focusing on baseball participation camps...joined the organization in 1992 as the Director of Community Relations.
  • Inducted into the Kinston (NC) Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995, the Hershey High School Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Central Pennsylvania Hall of Fame in 2008.
  • He and his wife, Lisa, founded a not-for-profit foundation called Jack's Place For Autism in October of 2002 to benefit children with autism...the foundation, named after their son who was diagnosed with autism, works to provide services for individuals and families affected by the neurological disorder.
  • Because of the tremendous community and corporate support, the foundation's five-year plan was reached in a little over ayear...Jack's Place For Autism partnered with Oakland University in Rochester, MI from 2004-2008...this partnership enabled Jack's Place to deliver programming and services to individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder, including soccer, basketball, swimming, baseball, arts and theater...programs also included family counseling, sibling groups, social skills groups, seminars and training sessions for parents, caregivers, physicians, teachers and counselors...over 6,500 children and adults have participated in all of the Jack's Place programs...while the foundation continues to financially support programs at Oakland University, they are currently working on program and delivery sites expansion, as well as a facility that will house "Quality of Life" programming and a long-term living environment, the first of its kind in the country.
Dan Dickerson
Dan Dickerson

After making his Tigers broadcasting debut in 2000, veteran Michigan sports announcer Dan Dickerson returns for his 15th season in the booth and his 12th season as the lead play-by-play voice of the Tigers.

  • Won the 2008 Ty Tyson Excellence in Sports Broadcasting Award, named after the Tigers pioneer broadcaster, Ty Tyson, and is awarded annually by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association.
  • Named Michigan Sportscaster of the Year in 2005 and 2006 by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
  • Co-host of "Tiger Talk," a weekly off-season talk show on WXYT that focuses on Tigers news and baseball hot stove topics.
  • Dickerson also does play-by-play for FOX Sports Detroit in the off-season, covering the MHSAA High School Football Championship games, the CCHA and University of Detroit-Mercy basketball.
  • Dickerson previously worked for five years with former Tigers flagship WJR-AM, in a variety of roles: served as co-host of "WJR Sportswrap," a nightly call-in show, worked as a sideline reporter and substitute play-by-play announcer for University of Michigan football and spent two seasons as play-by-play announcer for University of Michigan basketball.
  • Spent six-and-a-half years with Detroit's WWJ-AM from 1988-95, hosting a post-game call-in show following Detroit Lions broadcasts and serving as a sideline reporter for University of Michigan football...also anchored WWJ's news and sports on the weekends and served as general assignment news reporter.
  • Began his sports broadcasting career at WCUZ Radio in Grand Rapids, MI, working at the station from 1982-88 in both news and sports.
  • Started in radio in 1980 with WMAX radio in Grand Rapids, covering general assignment news and anchoring afternoon newscasts.
  • Earned his bachelor of arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1980.
  • Resides in Clarkston, MI with wife, Lori, and children, Rachel (1/13/95) and Justin (4/9/98).
  • Dickerson is available on Twitter @Dan_Dickerson.
Rod Allen

Former Tigers outfielder Rod Allen enters his 12th season as analyst for Tigers baseball on FOX Sports Detroit, marking his 37th season in professional baseball.

  • Allen's insightful work on Tigers telecasts earned him two consecutive Michigan Emmys(2006 and 2007) in the "Sports Analyst" category.
  • He provided studio and on-location analysis throughout the network's post-game coverage during the Tigers playoff runs in 2006, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • In addition to his FOX Sports Detroit analyst duties, Allen has filled that role for a FOX Saturday Game of the Week regional telecast on many occasions, most recently during the 2011 season.
  • Generously provides financial contributions and time to support the Tigers Thanksgiving community program and the SportService Holiday Giving Party, and events benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwestern Michigan, Salvation Army Detroit, the Gleaners Community Food Bank and the Miracle League of Michigan.
  • Before joining FOX Sports Detroit's Tigers telecast team, he spent five seasons (1998-2002) with the Arizona Diamondbacks as a television and radio analyst...served as the commentator on the Diamondbacks radio broadcasts in the 2001 post-season,including the National League Championship Series against the Cardinals and the World Series against the Yankees.
  • In addition to his work with the Diamondbacks, Allen provided analysis on FOX Saturday Baseball regional telecasts and the National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros.
  • Prior to his work as a broadcaster, he spent four seasons as a hitting instructor in the Florida Marlins organization from 1992-95 and served in the same capacity for Chandler of the Arizona Fall League in 1994...also worked in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization in 1996 as a hitting instructor before managing in the instructional league.
  • Selected by the Chicago White Sox in the sixth round of the June 1977 draft.
  • Hit .296 during a 15-game stint as an outfielder and designated hitter with the World Champion Detroit Tigers in 1984.
  • Enjoyed two other stints in the majors with the Seattle Mariners in 1983 and the Cleveland Indians in 1988.
  • Allen spent the last three years of his playing career with Hiroshima in Japan's Central League...clubbed a pair of home runs against Seibu in the 1991 Japan Series and set a Japanese regular-season record with home runs in four consecutive at-bats.
  • Allen and his wife, Adrian, have a son, Andrew (24), signed by the Tigers as a non-drafted free agent in 2012 and currently playing in the Tigers minor league system (also a draftee of the Tigers in both 2009 and 2011 and draftee of the Diamondbacks in 2007), and a daughter, Rachel (22)...also has a daughter Rhonda and a son Rod Jr., who played several minor league seasons following a collegiate career at Arizona State and Oklahoma State.
  • Allen is available on Twitter @RodAllen12.
Mario Impemba
Mario Impemba

Detroit native Mario Impemba enters his 13th season as the popular play-by-play announcer on FOX Sports Detroit's coverage of the Tigers.

  • Impemba was voted the 2011 Michigan Sportscaster of the Year by the membership of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
  • His work on Tigers games earned him a Michigan Emmy in June 2006 in the "Sports Play-by-Play" category.
  • He provided studio and on-location reports and analysis throughout the network's post-game coverage during the Tigers playoff runs in 2006, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • He provided play-by-play of two Tigers games in 2011 and one game in 2012 on the FOX Saturday Baseball Game of the Week.
  • Since 2009, Impemba has initiated "Operation Opening Day," a project which provides a DVD of the Opening Day telecast at Comerica Park to displaced Tigers fans currently serving in the U.S. military.
  • Impemba has done play-by-play on FOX Sports Detroit's coverage of MHSAA football and basketball championship games, as well as CCHA hockey...during the off-season he handles radio and TV play-by-play for Oakland University men's basketball.
  • Before joining the FOX Sports Detroit broadcast team, Impemba spent seven seasons (1995-2001) as the radio voice of the Anaheim Angels...also served as a fill-in TV play-by-play announcer for the Angels during his final three years in Anaheim, wherehe was rated among Southern California's best play-by-play announcers by the Los Angeles Daily News.
  • Prior to joining the Angels in 1995, he called games for the Tucson Toros of the Pacific Coast League for four seasons (1991-94).
  • Was the voice of the Quad City Angels Single A team in Davenport, IA from 1989-90...spent 1987-88 in Peoria, IL, where he announced games for the Single A Peoria Chiefs.
  • Previously served as sports director at WXCL Radio in Peoria...also did play-by-play for the Peoria Rivermen of the International Hockey League.
  • Professional career began in 1985 at KVOP Radio in Plainview, TX.
  • Is a 1985 graduate of Michigan State where, as a student, he served as sports director at campus radio station WLFT, also providing play-by-play for Spartans baseball, basketball and hockey.
  • Born in Detroit and moved to nearby Sterling Heights in the mid-1970s, graduating from Stevenson High School.
  • Impemba and his wife, Cathy, have two sons, Brett (20) and Daniel (17) and reside in Macomb Township, MI...Brett was a 2011 Tigers draftee and currently plays baseball at Oakland University (MI).
  • More information on Impemba is available at MarioImpemba.com or on Twitter @Mario_Impemba.
John Keating
John Keating

Entering his 18th season as the entertaining and informative scene-setter for FOX Sports Detroit's coverage of Tigers baseball is the award-winning John Keating, host of the Tigers Live pre-game show...Keating often serves in a similar role for the network's Tigers Live post-game coverage

  • Also hosts Red Wings Live, as well as Red Wings and Tigers specials...an original member of the FOX Sports Detroit team, Keating was the first person to appear on the network when it launched on September 17, 1997.
  • Has earned five Michigan Emmy awards with FOX Sports Detroit, including three for work on Tigers programming – 2003 as host/producer of Tigers Weekly, 2001 for his work on Tigers Weekly and in 2000 for the FOX Sports Detroit special, Tiger Stadium: We'll Remember.
  • Has filled in on occasion as play-by-play announcer on Tigers telecasts...also has done play-by-play for coverage of MHSAA football and basketball championship games.
  • Emerged on the Detroit television scene in 1996-97 as host of Game Night on PASS, the region's former all-sports network.
  • Arrived in the Motor City from Denver, where he spent 11 years (1985-96), concluding as studio host of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche radio networks.
  • First employed in the Mile High City as a weekend sports anchor/reporter with KMGH-TV...ended his stint at KMGH as Sports Director from 1990-94.
  • Honored with three local Emmy Awards for his work at KMGH -- twice as Host, Best Sports Special (1991 and 1992) and once for Best Sports Reporting (1988)...also received UPI's National Award for Best Sports Reporting (1988) and was voted "Best Sports Anchor" in Denver for 1993 by Westword Magazine.
  • First full-time position in the industry was at WZZR-FM in Grand Rapids as news director...later worked at WZZM-TV as weekend anchor.
  • Earned a bachelor's degree in Arts & Media from Grand Valley State.
  • A native of Madison Heights, Keating resides in Bloomfield Hills with wife, Linda...they have three children -- Patrick, Lauren and Katie.
  • Keating is available on Twitter @JohnKeatingFSD.