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A new radio format debuted today on
105.7 featuring an array of popular Baltimore
personalities and programming unique to the market.  The new SPORTS
RADIO 105.7 THE FAN
, available on-air and online at www.1057TheFan.com, is highlighted by
compelling local sports coverage delivered by Ed Norris, Mark Viviano, Bruce Cunningham, Scott Garceau and Anita Marks, among others, and includes
play-by-play coverage of the Baltimore Orioles and the University of Maryland
Terrapins.
 

Norris will anchor the station
serving as host of the morning show (5:30-10:00AM). Dave Labrozzi, CBS RADIO
Baltimore’s Vice President of Programming, said, “We took the most dynamic talk
personality in all of Baltimore and moved him to the biggest radio
stage—morning drive.” 

Norris joined the station in 2005 and
most recently was host of the highly rated afternoon drive program. During the
past three years, Norris has entertained and educated radio listeners with his
unique perspective on Baltimore and Maryland. 
Prior to joining the station, Norris served as Baltimore City Police
Commissioner and Maryland State Police Superintendent.
 

“We are thrilled to be offering
Baltimore sports fans, for the first time ever, sports radio on a  crystal-clear FM signal, strong enough to be
heard anywhere in the market,” said Robert Philips, Senior Vice President and
Market Manager for CBS RADIO Baltimore.
 

The weekday programming line-up on SPORTS RADIO 105.7 THE FAN
is as follows:
 

5:30am-10am               Ed Norris
(topical conversation including sports information)

10am- 1pm                   Mark Viviano
& the Bulldog (Damon Yaffe)
1pm – 3pm                   Bruce Cunningham

3pm – 6pm                   Scott Garceau and Anita Marks6pm – 8pm                                player shows, hosted by Baltimore Ravens players

8pm–11pm                   Playmakers with Ken Weinman
 

In a related announcement, 1300AM
will focus exclusively on the best national sports stories, commentaries and
debates, complementing 105.7 FM’s local sports coverage. The ESPN affiliate
station’s line-up includes:
 

6am-10am       Mike & Mike in the Morning

10am-1pm       the Herd (Colin Cowherd)

1pm – 3pm      Mike Tirico and Scott Van Pelt

3pm – 4pm      Scott Van Pelt

4pm-7pm         Sports
Nation

7pm-mid          Game Night
  

“With wall-to-wall sports programming on AM
and FM radio, we can now offer Baltimore sports fans the ultimate package,”
said Dave Labrozzi. “No topic will go uncovered.  No perspective will go unchallenged.”
 

SPORTS RADIO 105.7 THE FAN and BALTIMORE’S ESPN RADIO 1300AM will utilize
the call letters WJZ-FM and WJZ-AM, respectively.  The stations are 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 140 radio stations, the majority of which are in the
nation’s top 50 markets.  CBS RADIO also owns and operates WLIF, WWMX and
WQSR in Baltimore.