John Thompson Ends His Show On WTEM-A
December 16, 2011 at 1:23 PM (PT)
Former GEORGETOWN U. basketball coach JOHN THOMPSON announced on his radio program TODAY that he is ending his show at the end of FEBRUARY 2012 to explore other opportunities. THE JOHN THOMPSON SHOW began in MARCH of 1999 and will end as one of the longest running sports talk shows in WASHINGTON, D.C. radio history.
RED ZEBRA/WASHINGTON Dir./Programming and the Executive Producer of the JOHN THOMPSON Show CHUCK SAPIENZA said, "While a sad day for the station, we fully support Coach THOMPSON's decision to move onto other projects. As Coach and I discussed at the time of his decision, this is not a retirement. His fans will still hear Coach THOMPSON on ESPN980 from time to time as this will forever be his radio home."
RED ZEBRA CEO RICK CARMEAN said of the announcement, "We are planning to have a special day to celebrate what has become a radio institution. It has truly been a honor to work along side a living legend and his final program will be a spectacular day in the history of WASHINGTON radio."