Red Zebra chief Bennett Zier has confirmed that Redskins Radio will on air by the end of the month.
Zier told the Washington Times, “We’ll be ready by training camp.” But in addition to signing Redskins Hall of Fame running back John Riggins and former WTEM-AM (SportsTalk 980) team reporter Bram Weinstein as part of its on-air lineup, the station will also include some non-football programming with Bill Regardie.
Regardie told the Times he plans to find “little slices of life” that are not related to football and discuss them in two to four minutes, which would air live once and then be repeated throughout the day. “It will be somewhere between Andy Rooney and Howard Beale.”
Although nothing is final, Regardie said he has been assured he would have total editorial control over his commentary and plans to work out the details with Zier in early August.