WJFK 106.7 The Fan and WFED 1500 to Broadcast Wizards and Capitals Games
October 26, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals have reached a multiyear agreement that will put the broadcasts of their games on CBS Radio (WJFK 106.7 The Fan) and Hubbard Radio (WFED 1500), Monumental Sports & Entertainment announced today. The two stations will carry Wizards and Capitals games plus pre- and postgame shows on two of the regions strongest radio signals.
Dave Johnson, entering his 16th year as the Wizards play-by-play voice, will be joined by analyst Glenn Consor, who begins his sixth season. The tandem will anchor the pregame show and Consor host the postgame show. In addition to calling the game, both broadcasters will engage fans during in-game chats on WashingtonWizards.com and via Twitter (@WashWizards, @DJohnsonWTOP, @GCtalks).
At the conclusion of the current NHL work stoppage, the Capitals will join the Wizards on 106.7 The FAN and 1500 AM with both stations carrying NHL hockey as well as NBA basketball.
Capitals radio play-by-play announcer John Walton (@WaltonCaps) will return for his second season of calling the action, while former Capital Ken Sabourin enters his 10th season of providing analysis for all Capitals home games. Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps), WashingtonCaps.com senior editor, will join Walton as an intermission analyst and contribute to the pregame show.
“Both the Capitals and Wizards have enjoyed great relationships with WJFK and WFED,” said Kurt Kehl, Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s senior vice president of corporate communications. “It seemed natural for us to collaborate with CBS Radio and Hubbard Radio and to continue to foster what has been a great partnership for both teams and bring NBA and NHL play-by-play to as many fans as possible in the Washington, D.C., market.”
In addition to game broadcasts there also will be a weekly Saturday show on WFED 1500 from 6-7 p.m. that will highlight all of Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s teams and venues – the Wizards, Capitals, Mystics and Verizon Center as well as activities at George Mason University’s Patriot Center and Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Johnson along with Walton and studio host Ben Raby will produce the show, which will include a combination of highlights, interviews and previews of upcoming games and events.
“We're very excited to continue our Wizards partnership with Monumental Sports & Entertainment and to add the Washington Capitals to 106.7 The Fan's play by play roster,” said Chris Kinard, program director for 106.7 The Fan. “As the home of three of Washington's professional sports franchises, fans can now tune into 106.7 almost every night of the year to hear their favorite team on a crystal clear FM signal.
“We're thrilled to continue our Capitals coverage and equally excited to further our partnership with Monumental Sports by adding the Wizards to our sports programming lineup,” said Joel Oxley, Hubbard Radio senior vice president and market manager. “We look forward to carrying play-by-play action for basketball and hockey fans alike for years to come.”
The Wizards and Capitals will partner with 106.7 The Fan, WFED and WTOP 103.5 FM, WFED’s sister station, for a variety of promotional, charitable and community outreach initiatives. All three stations have been key media partners in recent years and have a vital impact in connecting with local sports fans and the general news audience.
About Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Monumental Sports & Entertainment is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. Monumental Sports owns and operates three professional sports teams: the NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals and WNBA’s Washington Mystics. The group also owns and operates Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C., oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University’s Patriot Center.
About WJFK 106.7 The Fan
106.7 The Fan serves the Washington, D.C., area with a top-rated lineup of local sports personalities, including The Sports Junkies, Holden & Danny, The Mike Wise Show and The LaVar Arrington Show with Chad Dukes. The station is owned and operated by CBS RADIO.
About WTOP 103.5 FM
Federal News Radio broadcasts in the Washington, D.C. metro area on 1500 AM and 820 AM in Frederick, Md. It is the only radio station of its kind in the area and is a primary outlet for federal managers and contractors seeking news and information about the business of the federal government. Its website FederalNewsRadio.com features local and national federal news, original content, blogs and audio archives of all its programming. Federal News Radio also features sports programming including Washington Capitals hockey, Washington Nationals baseball, AU Basketball and Navy Football. Federal News Radio and its sister station WTOP are owned and operated by Hubbard Radio, LLC.