ESPN980/D.C. Revamps Afternoon Show As 'The Drive With Cooley And Czabe'
July 23, 2013 at 7:23 AM (PT)
RED ZEBRA BROADCASTING Sports WTEM-A (ESPN980)/WASHINGTON is adding recently signed former WASHINGTON REDSKINS tight end CHRIS COOLEY and weekend host AL GALDI to the station's afternoon show with incumbent STEVE CZABAN as "THE DRIVE WITH COOLEY AND CZABE." The new show, launching AUGUST 1st, replaces the long-running "THE SPORTS REPORTERS" with CZABAN and ANDY POLLIN; POLLIN remains with the station, and will fill in for TONY KORNHEISER on the midday show starting AUGUST 5th.
"I will work tirelessly," CZABAN said, "to make CHRIS COOLEY the second most beloved ex-REDSKIN tight end on the radio in the DC market." (Former SKINS tight end RICK (DOC) WALKER co-hosts a midday show on ESPN980.) COOLEY responded that he has "listened (to) and enjoyed CZABE's show since I was a little kid. A real little kid. He kind of reminds me of a much older (veteran NFL offensive coordinator) SHERM LEWIS."