Entercom sports “97.1 The Ticket” WXYT Detroit adds Rico Beard to afternoons, paired with Mike Valenti” on the re-named “The Mike Valenti Show with Rico” (2-6pm). Beard, who succeeds the exiting Mike Sullivan as co-host, was previously heard on the former “Detroit Sports 105.1” (WMGC-FM) and currently hosts “The Spartan Beat” podcast.

“Rico’s immeasurable experience covering all avenues of the Detroit sports scene has granted him a front row ticket to some of the biggest stages in sports,” Senior VP/Market Manager Debbie Kenyon said in a release. “Rico has been on our wish list of talent to join our team for quite some time and we look forward to him joining Mike Valenti in offering a dynamic afternoon show for our listeners. We thank Mike Sullivan for his contributions to the team and wish him all the best in his new endeavor.”