1580 AM to become 24-hour CBS Sports Radio network

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Not enough sports-talk offerings in this town for your liking? Well, yet another option will soon appear.

What had been WNEW-AM on 1580, covering government and business news, will now become SportsRadio 1580. The new station will run national CBS Sports Radio content 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The station — which will include the shows of Tiki Barber and Dana Jacobson (6-9 a.m.), John Feinstein (9 a.m.-noon), Jim Rome (noon-3 p.m.), Doug Gottlieb (3-6 pm.) and others — will switch to the sports-talk format during Super Bowl week, and will also offer play-by-play coverage of NFL games and college sports.

“106.7 The Fan will continue to serve the Washington, D.C.,” CBS Radio Senior VP Steve Swenson said in a press release. “Sports Radio 1580 AM will offer national insight for those who have broader sports interests. Either way, CBS is the dominant sports voice in the city.”

Love sports-radio press release fights. Nothing better.

The station, incidentally, has a strong signal during daytime hours, but is tough to hear at night. The content will also be streamed online at online at cbsdc.com.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.

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