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Jim Brandstatter fired from Lions broadcast after 31 years

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Jim Brandstatter is out after 31 years as a radio broadcaster at Detroit Lions games.

Brandstatter says he got the news Tuesday from radio station WJR, which carries the Lions. General manager Tom O'Brien says Brandstatter was "excellent," but the station decided to hire a former Lion, Lomas Brown.

Brown will work with play-by-play analyst Dan Miller.

The Lions released a statement, praising Brandstatter for his "unwavering passion" and knowledge of the game.

Brandstatter still will be heard on Michigan football radio broadcasts.

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