WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — CBS Radio’s 99.1 WNEW has been named the Washington Wizards flagship radio broadcaster beginning with the 2014-15 season.
WNEW will broadcast all regular and postseason games, starting with the team’s match-up with the Miami Heat on Oct. 29.
The announcement was made Thursday.
Veteran D.C. area play-by-play broadcaster Dave Johnson will return for his 17th season calling Wizards games, and is joined for the 7th year by analyst Glenn Consor.
“The Wizards have been steadily building for the future, and the future has arrived,” said Steve Swenson, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO Washington, D.C. “Our stations are proud supporters of D.C.’s sports teams and WNEW is no exception. We’re thrilled to offer loyal fans a broad range of options to engage with the Wizards on game day and beyond.”
“CBS RADIO stations are home to nearly 30 professional sports teams across the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL,” added Chris Oliviero, Senior Vice President, Programming, CBS RADIO. “We see tremendous value in presenting this type of premier content that ultimately strengthens our appeal with local listeners and sets our stations apart from the rest of the industry. We’ve had a winning track record in sports broadcasting for more than two decades, and deals like this one reinforce our commitment to the format.”
Wizards games were previously broadcast on CBS RADIO’s 106.7 The Fan (WJFK-FM). The station will continue to be the radio home of the Washington Capitals and Nationals.
99.1 WNEW launched in January 2012 and is a leading news and information station featuring local traffic, weather, sports, and business reports, as well as breaking news live as it happens. The station reaches more than five million people from Baltimore to Northern Virginia, more than any other radio station in either market, and can also be heard on-line at http://www.wnew.com or by downloading the Radio.com app for a variety of mobile and tablet devices.
All News 99.1 WNEW is owned by CBS RADIO, a division of CBS. CBS RADIO also owns 106.7 The Fan, 95.5 WPGC-FM; 94.7 FRESH-FM, El Zol 107.9; and CBS Sports Radio 1580 in Washington, D.C. These stations serve the most diverse audience in local media, with programming featuring news, sports, and a variety of music formats.