WJFK adopts sports talk – The Wash. Times
For all the sports fans who have lamented that D.C.’s sports radio offering, WTEM 980 AM (branded ESPN 980), leaves something to desired, you have a new station to try out starting Monday. CBS Radio is killing WJFK 106.7 FM, dropping the “guy talk” format and moving to sports talk. They are going to play up the fact that they are not owned by Dan Snyder, the Washington Redskins owner who also owns WTEM. They are also all local, unlike WTEM which has ESPN shows during the day. That’s all fine and good, I suppose.
Even before Snyder owned WTEM, it was accused of being “Redskins Radio” at the expense of the Wizards, Capitals, local college teams and ultimately, the Nationals. It also has a poor AM signal while 106.7 The Fan (as it will now be known) is on better quality FM. I just wonder if 106.7 The Fan will talk about other D.C. teams and for how long.
I have never listened to sports talk radio with any regularity since WMAL fired the legendary Ken Beatrice. It just isn’t my thing and I find Web offerings more my style for sports discussion.
The demise of WJFK’s format means the end of the Mike O’Meara Show. I’ve been listening to O’Meara since the 1980s when he was on WAVA with Don Geronimo. As I have mentioned before, I have actually been enjoying the Mike O’Meara Show more than the Don & Mike Show’s last three years. I think CBS blew it letting him go and don’t think Chad Dukes & LaVar Arrington (sorry, love ya Lavar, but I’m skeptical of you getting 4 hours of airtime) will be as successful. I’m very curious to hear what O’Meara and co. have to say about their dismissal on Friday when they get a farewell segment. I have a feeling 106.7 is going to leave my presets.
Station Break with Paul Farhi: WJFK-FM to Challenge Dan Snyder’s WTEM as All Sports – The Post
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