The Tony Kornheiser Show Returns To Radio

KornheiserTony1Fellow Metblogs author Frank should be thrilled this week.

Fresh from his departure from Monday Night Football, he begged and pleaded for Tony Kornheiser to return to radio, well yesterday his dream came true as the The Tony Kornheiser Show returns to ESPN 980 AM, the place where he broadcasted between 1998-2004.

The show is going to air weekdays from 10 AM – Noon and should be available on ESPN 980’s website in on-demand and podcast formats. You should also be able to stream audio live from their website but certain people had trouble listening to Tony’s debut show yesterday. Maybe the return of his show had everyone hitting up ESPN 980’s website.

I first heard about Tony’s return on the B.S. Report with Bill Simmons, and I am a fan of PTI whenever I get a chance to watch it (almost never) so this morning I went to the site and took a listen. I have to agree that Tony really comes alive on radio, and as Jim Williams over at the Washington Examiner puts it, “you tune in to hear about sports and you come away with current events, pop culture and, most of all, an entertaining show — something rare on sports talk radio.”

Now I know what everyone in D.C. has been missing- and I’m glad he’s back.

3 Comments so far

  1. ajw93 on September 9th, 2009 @ 1:37 pm

    Whoo! I can see Frank doing his little happy dance now…

    Between the return of HFS2 to HD and the return of Tony to AM, DC’s non-FM offerings are really turning around! Too bad regular-old terrestrial FM still bites it in this city, and that DC-based XM was swallowed up by NY-based Sirius.

    Still, welcome back Tony! This is happy news indeed!

  2. Frank (frankl) on September 9th, 2009 @ 1:46 pm

    Oh yeah I’ve been doing my happy dance indeed. The podcasting has a lot of kinks in it, but today was some seriously Cah-lass-ic Mr. Tony.

    I’ve been too happy to even write about it! Forget a happy dance, I need to do a penguin dance!

  3. Damien K. (unregistered) on September 10th, 2009 @ 11:07 am

    Count me among those not happy with this piece of news. Kornheiser isn’t knowledgeable enough about sports to host a show, he’s not funny, he’s not clever, his voice is like nails on a chalkboard and his non-sports drivel is intolerable. The station was bad off to begin with – especially for people who aren’t Redskins diehards – but now my last reason to listen has been replaced my Tony the Tired.

    I didn’t miss Tony at all – I was glad he left, even if I had to watch MNF on mute. I should have known my luck couldn’t last.

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