Kornheiser Talks About Radio Return
June 24, 2009 at 4:57 AM (PT)
TONY KORNHEISER appeared on RED ZEBRA BROADCASTING Sports WTEM-A (ESPN 980)/WASHINGTON TUESDAY (6/23), and the WASHINGTON POST's "D.C. SPORTS BOG" writer DAN STEINBERG reports that KORNHEISER told "THE LOCKER ROOM" host KEVIN SHEEHAN that he is "open for business" for a return to radio, but on his own terms.
"A lot of business people want me to do syndicated national radio," KORNHEISER said. "I don't care about syndicated national radio. If they want to syndicate a local show that I do, I'm happy to do it, but I want to do local radio. I want to get on the air and talk about something that happened on a particular intersection in town, that 100 percent of the people who are listening to me by choice, they know where it is. That's what I want to do. So all I need are a couple of radio stations, three or four radio stations to step up and say we'd like you to work for this, because again, can't stress this enough, I am open for business." Asked how many stations are interested, KORNHEISER quipped, "Not enough yet. But maybe in an hour. Maybe in an hour."
KORNHEISER, the former POST columnist who recently left the third-chair analyst's post at ESPN's MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, previously did radio shows for WTEM, ESPN RADIO, XM SATELLITE RADIO, and the former WWWT-A-F (now WFED-A).