Craig Heist Joins CBS Radio In Washington, D.C.Posted on October 15, 2013 by Dave Hughes, DCRTV.com
Craig Heist has been hired by CBS Radio's Washington, D.C., cluster and will be doing sports reports for all-newser WNEW and sports talker WJFK, 106.7 The Fan. Heist left Hubbard all-newser WTOP in April.
His sports radio career began at Ocean City's WKHI during the 1980s, and he joined WTOP in 1999. He's a three-time winner of the Maryland Sportscaster of the Year award from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Because of NBA rules and Comcast SportsNet programming contracts, the Wizards' Oct. 8 preseason opener was not available on local television.
Also, it wasn't available for Internet streaming via team owner Ted Leonsis' Monumental Network.
"We would like every game to be broadcast," Leonsis wrote on his Ted's Take blog. "CSN has been a great partner, and we would like them to broadcast every one of our games. If they elect not to broadcast a game, however, we would like them to give us permission to stream the game on Monumental Network. We will pay and provide the production for games to be streamed because we want our fans to be able to see every single game."
Joanna Campbell will no longer be doing her various gigs for CBS Radio in Baltimore, including sports news updates on 105.7 The Fan, WJZ-FM; nights on Mix 106.5, WWMX; or hanging out at rocker HFS 97.5.
She's also left "The Crockett and Campbell Show" on The Peak, 98.5 WYCR, in York, Pa.
Campbell said she would soon start a big adventure.
Lisa Hillary, most recently of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, has joined Fox Sports West as an anchor and reporter. She will cover the Anaheim Ducks for that network.
Before joining CSN Philadelphia in 2010, Hillary worked as an anchor and reporter at Bethesda-based CSN Mid-Atlantic from 2007-10, covering the Washington Capitals.
Native American group Oneida Indian Nation bought radio ads in Dallas ahead of the Oct. 13 game against the Washington Redskins, via CBS sports talker and Cowboys flagship KRLD-FM.
The Oneida Indian Nation, from upstate New York, has vowed to run ads in all cities where the Redskins play games this season to protest the team's name as being racist.
The news comes after Redskins owner Dan Snyder sent a letter to season-ticket holders Oct. 9 vowing not to change the team name.
A month ago, the Oneida Indian Nation staged a live protest at Lambeau Field, before the Redskins played their season opener against the Green Bay Packers.
The Capitals have started the season with an undistinguished 1-3 record, but captain Alex Ovechkin has been on a roll, tallying six points.