Red Zebra Broadcasting has announced the hiring of Chris Johnson as Program Director for Sports WTEM AM ESPN 980, which simulcasts on suburban stations WWXT 92.7 FM and WWXX 94.3 FM
The nearly 30-year broadcast vet re-joins ESPN 980, where he worked in various capacities from 1996-2008. He served as the station's Program Director from 2005-08 when it was owned by Clear Channel. Most recently, Johnson worked as a reporter covering the MLB Washington Nationals for the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.
"We are excited to have someone with Chris's experience and skill to help us build and grow ESPN 980," said Red Zebra Broadcasting Chairman Terry Bateman. "We have a great line-up of talent, and great content and look forward to putting it all together to give our listeners the best sports talk radio in the Washington market."
In addition to the station's daily shows, Johnson will oversee ESPN 980's offering of live game broadcasts, including serving as the flagship station of the Washington Redskins Radio Network.