105.7 Moves Up In Radio Ratings

Posted on October 31, 2012

By Dave Hughes
 
CBS sports talker WJZ-FM, 105.7 The Fan, placed ninth in the October monthly radio ratings for the Baltimore market. That's up from 14th place in August and 13th place in September.

Its morning show, hosted by Ed Norris and Steve Davis, ranked sixth in the 12-and-older demographic, up from ninth near the end of the summer.

Its sister sports talker, WJZ-AM, ESPN 1300, ranked 39th, with its ESPN "Mike and Mike" morning show at 29th place.

WJZ-AM tied with Washington, D.C., sports talker WTEM, ESPN 980, in the Baltimore market, also at 39th.

Hearst news talker WBAL, AM 1090, which carries the Orioles and Ravens, ranked fourth in the latest numbers, up from seventh place in August.

Towson sports talker WNST, 1570 AM, placed 49th.

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CBS Radio has announced that John Feinstein will host a 9 a.m.-12 p.m. show on its new CBS Sports Radio network, which launches in January.

He'll be heard on Baltimore's WJZ-AM, 1300, which is slated to drop ESPN's radio programming for the new CBS network full time.

Feinstein, whose sports columns have appeared in the Washington Post, is a frequent guest on CBS's D.C. sports talker, WJFK, 106.7 The Fan.

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Previous reports are now confirmed that the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals have reached multiyear agreements that will put the their game broadcasts on CBS's WJFK, 106.7 The Fan, in D.C. and Hubbard's WFED, Federal News Radio, 1500/820 AM, which can be heard throughout the Baltimore area.

The two stations will carry Wizards and Capitals games, plus pre- and postgame shows.

Dave Johnson, entering his 16th year as the Wizards' play-by-play voice, will be joined by analyst Glenn Consor, who is beginning his sixth season. The tandem will anchor the pregame show and Consor will host the postgame show.

If the current NHL work stoppage concludes, the Capitals would join the Wizards on WJFK and WFED, with both stations carrying NHL hockey as well as NBA basketball.

Capitals radio play-by-play announcer John Walton would return for his second season, while former Capital Ken Sabourin would enter his 10th season of providing analysis for all Capitals home games. Mike Vogel, the senior editor at WashingtonCaps.com, would join Walton as an intermission analyst and contribute to the pregame show.

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Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic unveiled its 131-game schedule of 2012-13 college basketball coverage, which features 86 men's and 45 women's games from the Atlantic Coast Conference, Colonial Athletic Association, Atlantic 10 Conference and Patriot League.

Tipping off Nov. 9, the lineup includes at least 71 appearances by 15 of the region's top men's programs, such as Virginia Tech, Virginia, Maryland, George Washington, James Madison, George Mason, William & Mary, Old Dominion, Virginia Commonwealth University, American, Delaware, Towson, Navy, Mount St. Mary's and Loyola.

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Tony Massenburg will be the new Wizards and NBA insider for ESPN 980, WTEM. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland and played 20 seasons of pro basketball, including 15 in the NBA. He was also a teammate of Len Bias at Maryland.

"He will be an outstanding addition to ESPN 980 and his reports will begin next week," said Chuck Sapienza, WTEM's vice president of programming.

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The Washington City Paper has decided to call the Washington Redskins football team the "Washington Pigskins," ostensibly because some consider the term "Redskins" to be an offensive term for Native Americans, according to DailyCaller.com.

In 2010, the City Paper published an article called, "The Cranky Redskins Fan's Guide To Dan Snyder," which centered on the failings of the team's owner. Snyder sued the following February, but dropped the lawsuit in September 2011.

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Former Channel 4/WRC sports reporter and anchor Lindsay Czarniak, who has been at ESPN for about a year hosting "SportsCenter" during late mornings and on weekends, will become the 6 p.m. host of "SportsCenter" by year's end, according to SportsRantz.com.

Posted Oct. 31, 2012

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