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Chris Paul, Jason Reid To Team Up For 'The Man Cave'

March 3, 2015

Chris Paul and Jason Reid will team up and form a new morning drive program on ESPN 980, WTEM. 

Their new show, "The Man Cave," will be a blend of sports, comedy and entertainment, according to a Feb. 20 announcement from the Red Zebra Broadcasting. 

Paul is a veteran of local broadcast radio, co-hosting the "Donnie Simpson Morning Show" on WPGC, 95.5 FM, for 16 years, and for the last six years with the syndicated "Tom Joyner Morning Show." 

Reid has been the Redskins beat reporter and sports columnist for the Washington Post, where he's worked since 2007. Before that, he covered sports for the Los Angeles Times

The show debuts March 16. It will replace the nationally syndicated "Mike & Mike in the Morning" show from ESPN Radio, which will move to Red Zebra's other sports talker, Sports 570, WSPZ, replacing Andy Pollin's "The Sports Reporters" show.

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CBS news talker WNEW, 99.1 FM, has seen its sports ratings jump since it started carrying the Wizards this season. 

Part of that hike may be due to the "party" atmosphere where play-by-play man Dave Johnson does plenty of Twitter-fueled shout-outs to the team's fans during the games, according to D.C. Sports Bog blogger Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post

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Comcast SportsNet will carry 24 D.C. United soccer matches in 2015, kicking off with the team's season opener against the Montreal Impact at 3 p.m. March 7. 

The Bethesda-based network will again present game-day shows "D.C. United Pregame Live" and "D.C. United Postgame Live" surrounding select games. 

Also, CSN will launch a new monthly show, "D.C. United Central," starting in April. 

Dave Johnson will again call play-by-play. He's held that position since the team's inaugural season in 1996. 

Santino Quaranta, a Baltimore native and former D.C. United midfielder, is back as an analyst. Sebastian Salazar, who rejoined CSN in December, will be a sideline reporter and game-day show host.

"We are thrilled to reach new levels of coverage in 2015 with our longtime partner Comcast SportsNet," D.C. United chief operating officer Tom Hunt said in a release. "With approval of a new stadium and a core of returning players from the top team in the Eastern Conference last season, D.C. United has fantastic momentum, and we expect more excitement in the season ahead."

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The Washington market radio ratings for the month of January show CBS sports talker WJFK, 106.7 The Fan, in 18th place, with Red Zebra Broadcasting's WTEM, ESPN 980, in 19th. Those are the full-day, age 6-plus numbers. 

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