WASHINGTON – Washington Commanders are losing game broadcasts on their flagship radio station.
Audacy, the company that owns Team 980 and 106.7 The Fan radio stations in DC, announced Wednesday morning that it will no longer air Washington Commanders games starting next season.
The announcement was made by Team 980 morning show host Kevin Sheehan.
“The organization and the company disagreed on the value of the shows and that’s also very important to us as a sports talk station, even as the team’s longtime flagship station. , it was important for us to continue to be able to provide honest and objective information and analysis,” Sheehan said.
Sheehan says the station will instead launch a new coverage format for the Washington Commanders games. It will include at least four hours of pre-game coverage, a new in-game talk show focused on analysis and fan reaction, and post-game coverage.
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Audacy’s decision to drop Commanders game broadcasts comes amid an NFL investigation into allegations that owner Dan Snyder sexually harassed a team employee more than a decade ago. and just days after Anheuser-Busch decided to end its partnership with the team.
Last year, iNova Health ended its partnership as the Commanders’ official sports medicine provider, and a local medical billing company, Medliminal, also severed ties.