Mark Champion enters the 12th year of his second stint with the Detroit Pistons as the radio voice in 2011-12. He functions in this capacity when George Blaha is handling television duties for the Pistons. Champion first joined the Pistons organization in 1992 sharing the airwaves with Blaha until the end of the 1995-96 season. He rejoined the organization for the 2001-02 season in his new capacity. A radio veteran who brings more than 38 years of sports broadcasting experience to the microphone, Champion served as the radio voice of the Detroit Lions, a post he held for 16 seasons. He has also served as the voice of Michigan State Men’s Basketball and has worked in three Winter Olympics Games. In addition to his duties with the Pistons and Lions, Champion handled television play-by-play duties for the Detroit Fury of the Arena Football League (AFL). Most recognized among NFL announcing circles for his work with the Lions and earlier with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Champion serves as the voice for Disney asking the Super Bowl MVP “Where are you going next? A Muncie, Indiana native, Champion resides in Lake Orion. Mark is a Past Recipient of the DSBA Ty Tyson Award for Broadcast Excellence.