#TUClassic: Getting Aggravated with Mike Valenti


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Today on the show we’re talking with Detroit sports talk radio host Mike Valenti. Mike knows who he is, which is why his opinions and convictions are so strong. But that internal voice took personal growth and self-reflection to figure out.

The native New Yorker discusses his 16-year journey on Detroit airwaves with True Underdog Jayson Waller and co-host John LeBlanc, from how he got hired in Detroit to how he convinced his employers to begin playing in the podcast space. Valenti also shares the moment when he realized social media was not for him, and why that has made such an impact on his life.


  • The refreshment of being candid in today’s world
  • How Mike first got into hosting a radio show
  • How building a brand in Detroit compares to other cities
  • Viewing the digital age as an opportunity
  • The fear of rejection almost held Mike back
  • Why you need something to chase in life
  • The dangers of social media and why Mike isn’t on any of it
  • And much more…


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Guest Social Handles / Links In The Episode:

Website: https://www.audacy.com/971theticket/authors/the-mike-valenti-show-with-rico

Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/always-aggravated-with-mike-valenti/id1441989045

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-valenti-a3556a67

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikevalentii/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/valentipodcast

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Mike-Valenti-Show-338865248266/

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