Red Zebra Broadcasting announced today that Washington, D.C. sports radio icon Tony Kornheiser is leaving ESPN 980. Beginning in 1992 as part of WTEM’s original lineup, The Tony Kornheiser Show has entertained the nation’s capital for more than 20 years.
“Tony is a pillar in the Washington, D.C. sports community and we would like to express our sincerest gratitude and thank him for his dedication,” said Terry Bateman, Chairman of Red Zebra Broadcasting.
Kornheiser’s final show on ESPN 980 will air in late June
“I have loved every minute on the radio at WTEM,” Kornheiser said. “But I felt it was time to pursue a new and appealing challenge. I will be launching a podcast this September. I am excited that this endeavor will allow me to continue to work with so many of the people who have been a part of my radio show for over the past 20 years. But I will miss all of my friends and colleagues at WTEM.”