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ESPN 980 Cancels “The Man Cave”

ESPN 980 on Wednesday announced that it is discontinuing its morning drive show, “The Man Cave” with former Washington Post columnist Jason Reid and Chris Paul, “effective immediately.”

ESPN’s nationally syndicated “Mike and Mike” show, which was moved to SportsTalk 570 when “The Man Cave” began, will return to the 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. time slot on ESPN 980.

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“Unfortunately we were not able to obtain the consistent level of ratings success needed in morning drive over the last seven months, and therefore felt the need to make this change,” ESPN 980 director of programming Dan Zampillo said in a release.

“The Man Cave” debuted on March 30, two weeks after an unexplained delay that included the resignation of ESPN 980 program director Chuck Sapienza. The podcasts of the show have already been removed from the audio vault on the ESPN 980 Web site.

ESPN 980 said it will continue to air “Monday Morning Quarterback” the day after every Redskins game.

Credit to the Washington Post who originally published this article

Jason Barrett
Jason Barrett
Jason Barrett is the President and Founder of Barrett Media since the company was created in September 2015. Prior to its arrival, JB served as a sports radio programmer, launching brands such as 95.7 The Game in San Francisco, and 101 ESPN in St. Louis. He also spent time programming SportsTalk 950 in Philadelphia, 590 The Fan KFNS in St. Louis, and ESPN 1340/1390 in Poughkeepsie, NY. Jason also worked on-air and behind the scenes in local radio at 101.5 WPDH, WTBQ 1110AM, and WPYX 106.5. He also spent two years on the national stage, producing radio shows for ESPN Radio in Bristol, CT. Among them included the Dan Patrick Show, and GameNight.You can find JB on Twitter @SportsRadioPD. He's also reachable by email at [email protected].

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