'COOLEY AND KEVIN' HEADLINES NEW ESPN 980/REDSKINS RADIO LINEUP
ROCKVILLE, Md.– Red Zebra Broadcasting announced today a new schedule of programming for ESPN 980/Redskins Radio, featuring 17 hours of live daily local sports talk. Launching on Monday, May 2, the new all-day local schedule will showcase the debut of "Cooley and Kevin" in the morning at 7 a.m. plus the return of "The Sports Reporters" at 4 p.m.
The new ESPN 980/Redskins Radio lineup will feature the following Monday-Friday shows airing on WTEM 980 AM, WWXT 92.7 FM and WWXX 94.3 FM as well as globally to a worldwide audience on the ESPN 980 and Redskins mobile apps.
5-7 a.m. "The Morning Blitz" with Al Galdi
7-11 a.m. "Cooley and Kevin" with Chris Cooley and Kevin Sheehan
11 a.m.-1 p.m. The Tony Kornheiser Show
1-4 p.m. "Inside the Locker Room" with Doc Walker, Brian Mitchell and Scott Jackson
4-7 p.m. "The Sports Reporters" with Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin
7-10 p.m. "DMV Game Time" with Tim Murray and Nick Ashooh
"We are very excited about the new lineup at ESPN 980, including the debut of 'Cooley and Kevin' in the morning," said Terry Bateman, Chairman of Red Zebra Broadcasting. "We have an extremely talented group of hosts that will provide our listeners with the best sports talk in the Washington, D.C. market."
At 5 a.m., ESPN 980 listeners will wake up to the debut of The Morning Blitz, hosted by Al Galdi (@AlGaldi), to quickly catch up on all the morning's sports headlines. Galdi, a Rockville native, graduated from Georgetown Prep in 1997 and the University of Maryland in 2001 and hosts The Official Redskins Postgame Show in addition to his daily shows.
Morning drive-time's newest voice is one of the region's most beloved recent athletes, as former Redskins tight end Chris Cooley (@TheCooleyZone) will bring his colorful personality and hard-hitting opinions to Cooley and Kevin at 7 a.m. This look into the life and thoughts of Cooley will be co-hosted by Kevin Sheehan (@KevinS980), a versatile radio professional whose own broadcasting résumé at ESPN 980 includes hosting the Washington Redskins Pregame Show.
Washington, D.C. broadcasting favorite Tony Kornheiser and his immensely popular Tony Kornheiser Showwill now shift to an 11 a.m. start. The show – which was recently named as the top local sports midday show in America by Barrett Sports Media's poll of 35 radio executives – has cultivated a national following since launching on WTEM in 1992.
Fans can catch analysis and special guests on Inside the Locker Room, which will be extended to three hours from 1-4 p.m. Featuring former Washington Redskins Super Bowl champions Brian Mitchell (@BMitchLiveCSN) and Rick "Doc" Walker (@RickDocWalker) as well as co-host Scott Jackson (@JacksonSports), the program has become a midday destination for sports talk about the Washington Redskins and the local and national sports scene.
Afternoon drive-time will feature the return of one of Washington, D.C.'s most storied sports-talk programs, as Steve Czaban (@Czabe) and Andy Pollin (@AndyPollin1) will reunite for the rebirth of The Sports Reporters. The show, which aired on WTEM from 2000-13, features two of the region's most accomplished sports radio personalities.
At 7 p.m., area natives Tim Murray (@1TimMurray) and Nick Ashooh (@NickAshooh) will stay connected to local listeners as the night's action gets underway on DMV Game Time.
In addition to these daily shows, ESPN 980 remains the long-time flagship home of the Washington Redskins Radio Network. Burgundy and gold fans will join Larry Michael, Pro Football Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen, Cooley and Walker for all of the action during live game broadcasts all season long.
Recently debuted Redskins programming on the station includes Redskins Saturday with Andy Pollin, airing each Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon, and daily Redskins 365 reports. More Redskins-related programming, including expanded offseason and training camp coverage, will also be announced in the near future.
In addition to serving as the home of live Redskins programming, the station remains committed to its diverse offering of live game broadcasts. The station is Washington, D.C.'s radio home for the Maryland Terrapins as well as the NBA Finals, World Series, College Football Playoff and NCAA Tournament.