Karsch, Jansen: Michigan's New Radio Duo

Doug Karsch has been a fixture on metro Detroit radio for three decades, first in Ann Arbor before making his way to the big city.

Now, he’s about to embark on legacy-building stuff in his profession.

Karsch, 52, has been attending Michigan football games since 1976 with his father, who worked for the university and had season tickets at Michigan Stadium.

“Section 17, row 80, seat 30 or 31. For years," Karsch said.

Now, Karsch will be sitting in a 50-yard line seat in the press box at the Big House, as the play-by-play radio voice of the Wolverines, the team of his childhood. 

He will be next to analyst Jon Jansen, who grew up in Clawson, and has coveted this radio role since his last game at Michigan in 1998.

Brandstatter had been part of Michigan radio broadcasts beginning in 1979 as a color analyst until taking over the play-by-play job in 2014 when Dierdorf joined as the analyst.