Sports radio reshuffle leaves Washington football team homeless in Richmond | Professional sport
At the moment, the Washington football team radio show does not have a home in Richmond.
The former affiliate of the team was ESPN 99.5, which was originally owned by Red Zebra Broadcasting from team owner Dan Snyder before being sold to Urban One.
But Urban One went from 99.5 to classic hip-hop, and the ESPN format and personalities went to 106.1, an FM signal owned by Summit Media.
Summit has the rights to Westwood One’s National Games of the Week in the NFL and has chosen to continue to broadcast those games on 106.1 for now.
Two sources familiar with the situation said the soccer team was in negotiations with local stations interested in receiving the team’s broadcasts.
Last year, Washington radio announcer Larry Michael retired after a Washington Post report alleging sexual misconduct by several team leaders, including Michael.
Broadcasting is now provided by Julie Donaldson, Bram Weinstein and DeAngelo Hall.
Times-Dispatch records show that the team’s matches have been broadcast on the radio in Richmond since at least the 1950s.
Fans interested in hearing the show can listen on their computers through the team’s website or on the flagship station, The Team 980 AM in Washington.