The Washington Redskins are adding Cumulus News/Talk 630 WMAL Washington DC/105.9 WMAL-FM Woodbridge VA to its network.
The additions of WMAL and WMAL-FM will fill coverage holes on the team owned “ESPN 980” 980 WTEM Washington/92.7 WWXT Prince Frederick MD/94.3 WWXX Buckland VA. WMAL will carry all game broadcasts plus one hour of pre and post-game coverage starting with the 2017 season.
630 WMAL was the team’s longtime flagship carrying games as early as 1942 and then for 44 years straight until the team moved to 106.7 WJFK for the 1992 season.
The Washington Redskins announced today that WMAL will carry Redskins Radio Network broadcasts in the Washington, D.C. metro area on game days, beginning with the 2017 NFL season.
The distribution on WMAL’s 105.9 FM and 630 AM will supplement the team’s flagship home on ESPN980 AM (WTEM), 92.7 FM (WWXT) and 94.3 FM (WWXX) in the market, as well the broadcast’s availability on the official Redskins mobile app.
The broadcasts represent a homecoming of sorts, as the Redskins will return to the same WMAL airwaves on which the team’s broadcasts aired as early as 1942. In addition to carrying game broadcasts, WMAL will carry an hour of the Redskins Radio Network pregame show as well as an hour of Redskins Radio Network postgame programming.
“We are very excited to be partnering with WMAL to provide Redskins fans enhanced coverage of our games,” said Terry Bateman, Redskins Executive Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer. “WMAL and the Redskins organization have a long history together spanning six decades of the station carrying Redskins games. We have maintained a strong relationship over the years and now look forward to working together again to provide comprehensive coverage of Redskins football for the Washington market.”
“We are excited and honored to be working with the Redskins again,” said Jake McCann, WMAL Vice President/Market Manager. “The Redskins and WMAL were partners during the team’s three glorious Super Bowl winning seasons. We look forward to bringing the combined assets of WMAL to this exciting, renewed partnership”.