Monday, February 23, 2015

D-C: WTEM/ESPN 980 To Launch New Morning Show

Red Zebra Broadcasting has announced that long time morning drive personality Chris Paul and national sports columnist Jason Reid will team up and form a new morning drive program on WTEM 980 AM, WWXT 92.7 FM and WWXX 94.3 FM /ESPN980.

VP/Programming Chuck Sapienza said of the new show "The Man Cave with Chris Paul and Jason Reid" will be a blend of sports, comedy and entertainment and we are thrilled to welcome these two talented men to ESPN980.”

Chris Paul is a veteran of local broadcast radio, co-hosting the Donnie Simpson Show on WPGC-FM, Washington D.C. for 16 years and for the last 6 years on the syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. Chris has performed the popular daily segment The Morning Minute, having fun with the biggest news stories of the day to the delight of 8 million listeners nationwide. Chris said of the new show "I am so excited to be a part of the ESPN 980 family. This show will be about our love of sports and our love for the people in the DMV”!

Jason Reid began his professional journalism career at the Los Angeles Times where he covered the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Clippers and provided college basketball analysis. He moved to Washington DC is 2010 to become the beat writer for the Washington Redskins for the Washington Post and was promoted to a sports columnist position in January 2011. Reid will continue writing as a NFL columnist for Jason said of the new show "I'm very excited to be part of this new venture. I look forward to bringing a dynamic and entertaining program to our listeners.“

“We’re looking forward to adding Jason’s perspective and professionalism to’s editorial offerings,” said Patrick Stiegman, Vice President and Editorial Director of Digital and Print Media, ESPN. “He is a proven journalist with a distinct voice and years of expertise covering the NFL and professional sports.”

The Man Cave  will air weekdays from 6am – 10am and both men will contribute to the Washington Redskins Radio Network.
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Rick Carmean, CEO, Red Zebra Broadcasting said of the show “We have been interested in creating a Local Morning Drive show on ESPN980 for a while. Chris and Jason give us and the Washington DC sports fan the perfect combination of sports knowledge, humor and personality. We are thrilled to have these gentlemen on board.” The new show will debut March 16, 2015.

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