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WJR, Detroit Cuts Sean Baligian Loose

Detroit sports talk personality Sean Baligian exits Cumulus Media’s news/talk WJR where he’d been co-hosting the nightly “Sportswrap” show with Lomas Brown. The Detroit NewsTony Paul reports thatim Baligian is the victim of budget cuts at the station. Baligian has worked at several Motor City sports talk stations during his career and has been with WJR for the past seven years in various capacities. Baligian, who says he might be done with radio, tells the News that getting let go is hard to put into words. “The worst part is what it does to your family. I think they’re always waiting for the other shoe to drop, and that sucks. You feel like a failure… I know the life that I chose. And I mean it when I say I’m not bitter. This is the road I decided to go down.” Meanwhile, Lomas Brown is hosting the “Sportswrap” program solo.