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TV-10 at North Farmington High School – Broadcasting in Action using DSM Equipment Grant: The adult is DSM Past President Richard Kincaide and the student next to him is Ben Peltz, He is a student in our TV-10 program picking up some pointers from the pro

Student Outreach

Detroit Sports Media has a solid working relationship with the Student Broadcasting Foundation. The DSM has as its mission the support of college and high school broadcast curriculum. The generous donations of DSM Members, other donors and supporters of the DSM Charity Golf Outing and DSM Marketing Partners make our involvement active and viable.


They broadcast from:

Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers)

The Palace (Detroit Pistons)

Ford Field (MHSAA Boys Football Finals & Catholic League Prep Bowl)

Breslin Center at MSU (MHSAA Boys & Girls’ Basketball Finals)

Cherry Creek Golf & Banquet Center (DSM Annual Golf Scramble)

The program continues to grow (we now have an Education section in our Membership Directory) and plans are underway for developing unique opportunities to help this chapter of our organization thrive.

For many of us, there weren’t many opportunities to learn the craft first-hand when we were in high school, but now, under the direction of Thom Lengyel, Ken Kolb, and Tom Skinner, the Student Broadcast Foundation is doing amazing broadcasts and giving high school students a great head start to a career in the industry.

Our Mission

  • Provide our Professional and Student Members with exclusive opportunities for access to Detroit sports teams
  • Raise funds to grow opportunities for high school and college media curriculum, scholarships, and grants for the development and advancement of our student members
  • Support media related activities in the Student Broadcast Foundation
  • Raise funds in support of educational initiatives and a cure for Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Proudly represent and present Detroit, the best sports city in America, through the only sport media based association of its kind in the country

The DSM Today

Executive Director George eichorn

As a non-profit, we provide grant money for these schools to purchase broadcast-related equipment, fulfilling a particular need in a time when budgets for education have been steadily shrinking.

Since the program's inception, Detroit Sports Media has provided funding to well over 40 schools and colleges throughout Michigan.

Weekly DSM meetings are now replaced by special media events with guests and program themes, held at Hockeytown Cafe (Detroit), Ginopolis On The Grill (Farmington Hills) or other venues. Sports broadcasters, sports writers, sports photographers, P.A. announcers, sports public/media relations/SIDs, sports marketing professionals, ADs, as well as student electronic journalists from high schools and colleges, comprise the DSM

Our History

The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association was founded in the fall of 1948 by Ty Tyson and other sports announcers in metropolitan Detroit. Tyson and others were disenchanted with what they perceived as ‘second class citizenship’ in the press box at then-Briggs Stadium. It seems the electronic media were not granted the access afforded the baseball and pro football writers in Detroit. Recognition of the organization came quickly. Regular sportscasters of all major Detroit stations became members and took an active role in supporting Detroit Sports Media.


Membership later swelled as color analysts and sportscasters from other radio, television and cable stations joined. Meetings were held weekly at the Detroit Press Club as major sports news was broken at the Wednesday noontime gatherings. For several years, the name of the organization was unofficially changed to Detroit Sports Broadcasters and Sports Writers Association to reflect the diverse media membership.

Founding Member Ty Tyson

P.O. Box 1222, Warren, MI 48090



Grant Fund