CUMULUS MEDIA’s ESPN 630/Washington, DC, Adds Tony Kornheiser to On-Air Line-Up Today
WASHINGTON, DC, September 10, 2019 – 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.
About CUMULUS MEDIA
CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) is a leading audio-first media and entertainment company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion people every month — wherever and whenever they want it. CUMULUS MEDIA engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 428 owned-and-operated stations across 87 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the American Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across nearly 8,000 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through its rapidly growing network of original podcasts that are smart, entertaining and thought-provoking. CUMULUS MEDIA provides advertisers with local impact and national reach through on-air, digital, mobile, and voice-activated media solutions, as well as access to integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, and live event experiences. CUMULUS MEDIA is the only audio media company to provide marketers with local and national advertising performance guarantees. For more information visit www.cumulusmedia.com.
About ESPN Audio
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ESPN Radio, which launched January 1, 1992, provides more than 9,000 hours of talk and event content annually, reaching more than 32 million listeners per week on more than 600 stations – including more than 375 full-time affiliates and clearance in the top 25 markets. ESPN operates local stations in New York and Los Angeles. ESPN Radio national programming is also available on SiriusXM and via digital distributors Apple Music, Spotify, iHeartRadio and TuneIn.
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