WTEM-A Lanches New Morning Show
February 20, 2015 at 12:07 PM (PT)
RED ZEBRA BROADCASTING Sports/Talk WTEM-A (ESPN 980)/WASHINGTON, D.C. is launching a new morning-drive program, THE MAN CAVE WITH CHRIS PAUL AND JASON REID, which VP/Programming CHUCK SAPIERZA calls "a blend of sports, comedy and entertainment."
PAUL, a veteran of local broadcast radio, co-hosted the DONNIE SIMPSON SHOW on WPGC/WASHINGTON, D.C. for 16 years and for the last six years on the syndicated TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW.
"I am so excited to be a part of the ESPN 980 family," CHRIS said. "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 DODGERS, CLIPPERS and provided college basketball analysis. He moved to WASHINGTON, DC, in 2010 to become the beat writer for the REDSKINS at the WASHINGTON POST. REID will continue writing as a NFL columnist for ESPN.com.
"I'm very excited to be part of this new venture," he said. "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 ESPN.com’s editorial offerings,” ESPN VP/Editorial Dir. of Digital and Print Media PATRICK STIEGMAN said. “He is a proven journalist with a distinct voice and years of expertise covering the NFL and professional sports.”
RED ZEBRA BROADCASTING CEO RICK CARMEAN said the company has been looking to create a local morning drive show with ESPN for some time. "CHRIS and JASON give us and the WASHINGTON, D.C. 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 16th and will air weekdays from 6-10a (ET) and both men will contribute to the WASHINGTON REDSKINS RADIO NETWORK. The new show will debut MARCH 16th.