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Tony Kornheiser re-ups with Red Zebra

In my capacity as Official Washington Post Reporter of D.C. Sports Talk Radio, I think it's incumbent upon me to pass along Tuesday's release from Red Zebra. The broadcasting network announced that it has re-signed Tony Kornheiser to a two-year deal that will keep his show on ESPN 980, where it airs from 10-noon daily.

"Tony is a very important part of our franchise, and having him in the fold makes our brand even stronger," Red Zebra acting CEO Rick Carmean said in the release.

"Tony's show is one of the most popular shows on the radio, not just in D.C. but nationwide," Red Zebra director of programming Chuck Sapienza said in the release. "His fans will be happy to know that not only will his show remain the same, but Tony's program is streamed and available for download at"

By the way, I've been meaning to include Kornheiser's PTI thoughts on Gilbert Arenas at media day. This seems as good a time as any.

"He's an actor," Tony said. "This is a character he is now playing, like Agent Zero and all the other characters he's had to this point. he comes in with a beard, he comes in with a new number....So if you think that Gilbert's not gonna change and not gonna be the old Gilbert, that's in his DNA. Eventually we will see that guy."

Couldn't agree more.

By Dan Steinberg  | October 5, 2010; 1:22 PM ET
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Posted by: whatyoutalkinboutman | October 5, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

So the late morning dead zone on DC sports radio continues.

Posted by: PowerBoater69 | October 5, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Dan - how are his ratings? No, the flack from 980 claiming they're the highest in the universe doesn't count.

Posted by: Kev29 | October 5, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Good news...a welcome, clever and often insightful break from the 24/7 rehashing of the same old sports "news" that gets passed along from Mike & Mike to Sheehan & Clown to Doc & Coach to The Sports Reporters. Recycled jibberish for dead zone brains, like a neverending diet of nothing but bubblegum.

Thank you, Tony, for your breath of fresh airwaves.

Posted by: howjensen | October 5, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

I don't understand how he stays on the Air, I'm still waiting for DC Sports, Dog with your host Dan Steinberg

Posted by: trousers | October 5, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Ha! "clever and often insightful"; that comment is the absolute first time I've ever heard anyone use that phrase about Kornheiser. He's a buffoon of the highest order. If I wanted to hear daily recaps of Mad Men I'd watch Entertainment Tonight. Korneiser rarely talks about sports, and never any Washington sports. He'd rather discuss ad nauseum his thoughts on, well, ANYTHING, as long as its not sports.

Posted by: RCBJr | October 5, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

How can he give daily Mad Men updates? It's a weekly show! /bah doomp crash

Come on, he has Barry Zvrugluga, Mark Maske, JLa, Jaws, Feinstein, and even Kurkjian on with some frequency. You might also count Wilbon's painful appearances. TK does a talk show, not a sports show, and regularly admits it.

Glad he's still got a job, for now. He has boasted that he gets better ratings than 106.7, iirc. I wonder how accurate that is.

Posted by: WorstSeat | October 5, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Just wondering aloud ... which is older and more irrelevant: radio or Kornheiser?

Posted by: capscapscaps2 | October 5, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

"Late Morning Dead Zone" is right!

Posted by: Hattrik | October 5, 2010 11:31 PM | Report abuse

toni baloni.

Posted by: fitzge | October 6, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Tony's show is great! So glad it will be on for another 2 years!

Posted by: kmcdonoughesq | October 7, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

TK's show for those of you who just want sports and all sports and nothing outside of sports you stink. TK has a mixture of everything including sports. His show is the most listened to on 980 so clearly he is doing something right. Subversive, funny, and information. What else can one ask for in a radio show? Happy to know TK will be on for another 2 more years. Laughter is life's best medicine and TK does it all well.

Posted by: Steve6157 | October 9, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

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