Tony Kornheiser Returns To Washington Radio
Cumulus Media Sports “ESPN 630 The Sports Capital” WSBN Washington DC has announced that it will air a broadcast of Tony Kornheiser’s daily podcast weekdays at 12pm.
The longtime co-host of ESPN’s Pardon The Interruption has been a staple on Washington radio since 1992 when the then-Washington Post sports columnist launched a daily show on then 570 WTEM. In 1998 the show would move to national syndication via ESPN Radio, which would last until 2004. He then returned to then 980 WTEM until 2006 when he left to become an analyst on Monday Night Football. Kornheiser then hosted off-season shows on Bonneville’s 1500 WTWP/WWWT in 2007 and 2008. After leaving Monday Night Football, Kornheiser returned to WTEM in 2009 until 2016.
The daily podcast launched in September 2016 and is distributed by Entercom’s Cadance13. The podcast is normally 60-75 minutes in length, however WSBN will edit it down to air in a one hour windows between 12 and 1pm weekdays.
CUMULUS MEDIA announces that its new all-sports radio station in Washington, DC, ESPN 630-The Sports Capitol, will debut the Tony Kornheiser Show today from Noon-1:00pm. Veteran sports personality Tony Kornheiser welcomes a cast of regulars and local guests to the show Monday through Friday in the city where Kornheiser made his name as a sportswriter for the Washington Post and as a popular radio and television host. Kornheiser joins a stellar lineup on ESPN 630 that includes local sports veterans Bram Weinstein, Andy Pollin, and Carol Maloney, and ESPN personalities Stephen A. Smith, Mike Golic and Trey Wingo.
Kornheiser said: “I’m tremendously excited to be heard once again each day in the town where I live, and on a radio frequency I’ve listened to for forty years.”
Bill Hess, Program Director, Cumulus Washington, DC, said: “Tony is a legend on sports radio in DC and we’re thrilled to be his new home. With Tony at Noon, followed by ESPN’s The Stephen A. Smith Show at 1:00pm, ESPN 630 has the best one-two midday punch in town!”
Tony Kornheiser is co-host of Pardon the Interruption (PTI) and is one of ESPN’s most popular on-air personalities. The former Washington Post sportswriter and columnist also worked as an ESPN Radio host and Monday Night Football commentator.
Kornheiser and his former Post sports colleague Michael Wilbon have co-hosted PTI (M-F, 5:30 p.m.) since the show’s debut on September 22, 2001. Highlighted by the type of contentious but good-natured verbal sparring that the two engaged in for years at the Post, PTI ranks among cable’s most-viewed studio shows. With its unique, fast-paced, wide-ranging and humorous discussion of the day’s top sports news, it is also one of television’s most entertaining and innovative programs.
This marks the first time that The Tony Kornheiser Show, a daily podcast and exclusive partnership between leading premium podcast company Cadence13 and Tony Kornheiser, will air on terrestrial radio.