Red Zebra Broadcasting

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Red Zebra Broadcasting
Private company
Industry Entertainment, advertising
Founded 2006
Headquarters Rockville, Maryland
Key people
Rick Carmean, CEO, until close of business 12/15/15
Products radio
Slogan various

Red Zebra Broadcasting is a sports marketing company headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. The company owns and operates four radio stations in the greater Washington, D.C. radio market and operates two stations in Richmond, Virginia.[1]

Its flagship stations are WTEM/980 AM, WWXT/92.7FM and WWXX/94.3 FM, a trimulcast branded as ESPN980. The company also owns and operates the Washington D.C. station WSPZ 570AM branded as Sports Talk 570. In Richmond, Virginia ESPN affiliate WXGI, 950AM “The Game” and Sports Talk WZEZ 100.5 FM are co-branded as an ESPN Radio outlet providing daily sports programming.[2]

The centerpiece of Red Zebra's programming consists of content focused on the Washington Redskins football franchise, including play-by-play game coverage, as well as regular daily conversational pieces.

In addition to the Redskins, both stations provide a wide array of ongoing daily sports talk venues covering Washington’s prime sports teams, including the Nationals, Capitals and Wizards, as well as all other major sporting events.

The company also provides play-by-play coverage for the Maryland Terrapins Football and Basketball programs, Virginia Cavaliers football and basketball and is the DC Home of the Baltimore Orioles Radio Network.

The company hosts an impressive group of on-air talent, including Tony Kornheiser, several former Washington Redskins players and several award-winning sports writers, columnists and radio sportscasters.

Corporate governance and executives[edit]

Current members of the board of directors for Red Zebra Broadcasting are Daniel Snyder, Dwight Schar, and Terry Bateman

Daniel Snyder and Dwight Schar are company founders and primary investors, Mark Shapiro is chairman of the board of directors, and Rick Carmean is chief executive officer.


  1. ^ Press Release (retrieved June 5, 2008)
  2. ^ Heath, Thomas (June 12, 2008). "Article". Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-06-12.