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Tony Perkins Joins WMMJ’s Donnie Simpson Show

Urban One Urban AC 102.3 WMMJ Bethesda/92.7 WDCJ Prince Frederick MD has announced that Tony Perkins will join The Donnie Simpson Show starting January 16, 2018. Perkins previously served as Simpson’s producer and co-host from 1985 through 1992 when he made the move to television as meteorologist and later news anchor at Fox’s WTTG Washington. Perkins later served as weather forecaster on ABC’s Good Morning America from 1999-2005 before returning to WTTG where he currently serves as anchor for the station’s 10pm newscast. Upon joining WMMJ/WDCJ, Perkins will vacate that anchor seat and instead only anchor Friday and Saturday morning newscasts for the television station. WMMJ-FM, MAJIC 102.3 and 92.7 FM, The Real Sound of the DMV, announces the reunion of Tony Perkin...[Read More]

Radio One Acquires Red Zebra Pair In DC & Richmond; WMMJ To Add Simulcast

Red Zebra Broadcasting is selling Sports 92.7 WWXT Prince Frederick MD and 950 WXGI Richmond VA to Radio One for an undisclosed amount. With the deal, Radio One will begin operating both stations via LMA on Monday, May 1. WWXT will drop from the “ESPN 980” simulcast it has with 980 WTEM Washington DC and 94.3 WWXX Buckland VA and begin simulcasting Radio One Urban AC “Majic 102.3” WMMJ Bethesda MD. The addition of 92.7 to WMMJ will expand the station’s coverage on the southern and eastern side of the Washington market. Meanwhile in Richmond, WXGI will retain its ESPN Radio affiliation and begin to simulcast on Radio One’s 1240 WTPS and 102.7 W274BX Petersburg under a new “Richmond ESPN Radio” brand. With Red Zebra’s co-owned Washington ...[Read More]

Tony Kornheiser To Exit WTEM; Launch Podcast

Tony Kornheiser is exiting Red Zebra Sports “ESPN 980” WTEM Washington and simulcasters 92.7 WWXT Prince Frederick MD and 94.3 WWXX Buckland VA at the end of this month. Kornheiser has been part of the lineup at WTEM on and off since its launch on 570 in 1992 including during his six year run while syndicated nationally by ESPN Radio. While part of the Monday Night Football booth, his show moved to the short-lived “Washington Post Radio” 1500 WTWP and “3WT” WWWT and XM Satellite Radio in 2007 and 2008. He returned to WTEM for 10am to 12pm in 2010. After his usual summer hiatus from the radio show, Kornheiser will launch a new podcast in September. He will also continue as the co-host of ESPN’s Pardon The Interruption. Red Zebra Broadcasting announc...[Read More]

ESPN 980 Washington DC Announces New Lineup

Red Zebra Broadcasting Sports “ESPN 980” WTEM Washington DC/92.7 WWXT Prince Frederick MD/94.3 WWXX Buckland VA will launch a new lineup heavy on local hosts on Monday, May 2. While nearly all dayparts will see a change, the centerpiece of the new lineup is the new morning show hosted by Chris Cooley and Kevin Sheehan that will run from 7-11am daily. Cooley had been co-hosting afternoons and Sheehan at 12-2pm. “Cooley and Kevin” will be preceded by Al Galdi from 5-7am. Tony Kornheiser will move back an hour to 11am-1pm, while “Inside the Locker Room” with Doc Walker, Brian Mitchell and Scott Jackson expands to three hours from 1-4pm. Andy Pollin will reunite with longtime co-host Steve Czaben to resurrect “The Sports Reporters” from 4-7pm, while “DMV Gam...[Read More]

Another PD Exits WTEM Washington

Red Zebra Broadcasting Sports “ESPN 980” WTEM Washington DC/92.7 WWXT Prince Frederick MD/94.3 WWXX Buckland VA is on the hunt for its third Program Director in less than a year. The Washington Post reports Dan Zampillo announced his resignation on Monday, but will remain through a transition period. Zampillo joined WTEM last April from SiriusXM. He filled the position made available when Chuck Sapienza resigned during the tumult created by the postponement of the station’s short lived “Man Cave” morning show. WTEM is currently undergoing restructuring as the parent Washington Redskins combine the management of the stations and the NFL franchise. Redskins EVP Terry Bateman is running the stations following the exit of Red Zebra CEO Rick Carmean last month.

Dan Zampillo Named PD Of Red Zebra’s WTEM Washington

Red Zebra Sports “ESPN 980” WTEM Washington/92.7 WWXT Prince Frederick, MD/94.3 WWXX Buckland, VA has named Dan Zampillo as its new Program Director. Zampillo replaces Chuck Sapienza who exited the station during the odd drama surrounding the launch of the station’s new “Man Cave” morning show last month. He joins the station from SiriusXM where he was Executive Producer of Sports and Director of Programming of the company’s NBA and Bleacher Report channels. He previously programmed CBS “97.1 The Ticket” WXYT Detroit, Dispatch’s 1460 WBNS Columbus, and was APD of Tribune’s 720 WGN Chicago prior to joining SiriusXM in 2010.

Man Cave To Debut On WTEM After All

The on-going soap opera surrounding the will they or won’t they air “The Man Cave” takes another turn as Red Zebra’s “ESPN 980” WTEM Washington, DC/92.7 WWXT Prince Frederick, MD/94.3 WWXX Buckland, VA will debut their new local morning show on Monday, March 30. While not indicating what led to the delay surrounding the show’s launch and the exit of Program Director Chuck Sapienza, The Washington Post reports another twist in the saga. Apparently someone called WTEM management impersonating ESPN President John Skipper and threatened legal and financial ramifications if the new show replaced ESPN’s Mike & Mike as WTEM’s morning show. Original Report 3/15: The new “Man Cave” morning show on Red Zebra’s “ESPN 9...[Read More]

Redskins Trademark Battle Spreads To Radio Holdings

The debate over whether the Washington Redskins NFL franchise should change its name is spreading to the radio holdings of Red Zebra Broadcasting. While stating that any use of the name by a broadcaster should be considered indecent, former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt told Indian Country Today Media Network that the commission should should reevaluate whether or not Daniel Snyder is fit to hold station licenses. Snyder, the owner of the Redskins, owns Sports “ESPN 980” WTEM Washington/92.7 WWXT Prince Frederick MD/94.3 WWXX Buckland, “SportsTalk 570” WSPZ Bethesda MD, and “ESPN 950” WXGI Richmond (and LMA’s simulcaster 100.5 WZEZ Goochland, VA). The stations operate as the flagship for the team’s broadcasts. The FCC should consider whether Mr. Sn...[Read More]