FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
CSN TO PRESENT LIVE SIMULCAST OF 106.7 THE FAN’S ‘THE SPORTS JUNKIES’ WEEKDAYS FROM 6 TO 10 A.M. BEGINNING SEPT. 6
POPULAR MORNING PROGRAM TO BE TELEVISED FOR FIRST TIME IN 20-YEAR TENURE ON WASHINGTON, D.C.-AREA RADIO
SHOW CONTENT, 4 HOSTS TO ALSO BE FEATURED DAILY ACROSS CSN’S TV, ONLINE, MOBILE AND SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
BETHESDA, Md. – Aug. 10, 2016 – CSN Mid-Atlantic will present a live simulcast of 106.7 The Fan’s “The Sports Junkies” weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m. beginning Sept. 6, making the popular Washington, D.C.-area sports radio show available on television for the first time in its 20-year history.
Hosted by John Auville, Eric Bickel, Jason Bishop and John-Paul Flaim, “106.7 The Fan’s Sports Junkies” will be presented in its entirety throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia on CSN, CSNmidatlantic.com and the NBC Sports app. Through the partnership, CSN will also feature show content across its TV, online, mobile and social media platforms, including daily highlight episodes.
“The Sports Junkies’ unique brand of humorous dialogue and insightful commentary is highly valued by sports fans in this region, as evidenced by the tremendous popularity, success and longevity of the show and its hosts,” said CSN Mid-Atlantic President Rebecca Schulte. “We are excited to add this entertaining content to our robust lineup of local team coverage and expand our relationship with 106.7 The Fan.”
“The Sports Junkies are the most dynamic radio personalities in Washington, with a dedicated fan base of listeners on radio, streaming, and via podcast,” said 106.7 The Fan Program Director Chris Kinard. “We’re thrilled to work with our partners at CSN on this important brand extension of 106.7 The Fan’s original programming.”
Auville (Cakes), Bickel (E.B.), Bishop (Lurch) and Flaim (J.P.), are longtime friends and Washington, D.C.-area natives that got their start on public access cable television in 1995 before moving to radio in 1996. Now one of the region’s longest-running and most-popular radio shows, “The Sports Junkies” has aired on weekday mornings since 2006, and has served as 106.7 The Fan’s morning drive show since the station’s launch in 2009.
The four hosts have appeared regularly on CSN since 2013. For three seasons, they led “Table Manners,” a weekly conversation series that featured prominent guests from sports, entertainment and politics. During the 2015 NFL season, Auville, Bickel, Bishop and Flaim hosted the Tuesday edition of CSN’s daily “Geico Football Central.” They have also served as guests in CSN’s news and analysis shows, including “#RedskinsTalk.”
ABOUT 106.7 THE FAN
106.7 The Fan (WJFK-FM) is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 117 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates 95.5 WPGC-FM, 94.7 Fresh FM (WIAD-FM), 107.9 El Zol (WLZL-FM), and CBS Sports Radio 1580 (WJFK-AM) in Washington, D.C.
ABOUT CSN MID-ATLANTIC
CSN Mid-Atlantic, part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, is the official sports network of the NFL’s Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens, NHL’s Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, ACC and CAA. CSN Mid-Atlantic – the leading multiplatform sports media organization serving the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia – delivers more than 400 live events per year, along with Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and entertainment programming, to more than 4.5 million homes. CSN Mid-Atlantic’s digital portfolio, highlighted by CSNmidatlantic.com, is the region’s top online source for written, video and interactive sports content. Follow CSN Mid-Atlantic on Twitter at @CSNMA.