Jamie Samuelsen, longtime host at 97.1 The Ticket, passed away Saturday evening at the age of 48.
“Each morning since my diagnosis, I got up, turned on the radio mic and got to talk sports," he said. "I needed the escape from cancer, just like so many of our listeners who face hardships, grief and illness, too -- they turned to us in the morning for some levity in this crazy world.
"So I wanted to continue to have fun and not let cancer get in the way of doing what I loved."
A 25-year veteran of Detroit Sports Radio, Jamie joined The Ticket in 2012. You know him for his love of the San Francisco Giants, Northwestern Football, and most of all, his family.
Jamie was surrounded by his loving wife, Christy, and three children, Caroline, 16, Josh, 14, and Catherine, 11, when he passed peacefully in his home.
He urged listeners Monday to consult with a doctor and get a colonoscopy before the age of 50.
“More people under the age of 50 are being diagnosed with colon cancer than ever before," he said. "Make sure you talk with your doctor — and get that colonoscopy."
Services are pending.