ESPN 980 Announces Its Mobile App to Expand Fan Connectivity

Red Zebra Broadcasting, which owns and operates WTEM/ESPN 980 “The Home of The Redskins,” in partnership with AudioNow Digital, today launched a mobile app that will allow fans play-by-play game coverage, and live and on-demand sports talk shows, from the city’s top sports broadcaster.


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As the 2015 NFL regular season gets underway September 10th, and as the Redskins emerge from pre-season with solid wins and a new designation of Kirk Cousins as the team’s quarterback, the app will allow D.C. sports fans the chance to get closer to breaking sports news as it happens.

ESPN 980 is available on Apple and Android platforms, and features every Redskins game live, in addition to favorite daily programs from Tony Kornheiser, Chris Cooley, Kevin Sheehan, Brian Mitchell, Steve Czaban and more. Fans who missed the live program can go back and listen to their favorite on-demand shows and hear breaking interviews with top guests, with the option to download these podcasts over Wi-Fi where available.

The app‘s additional features include: “Radio Reporter,” enabling fans to send in photos, text, and audio on game day; listener -controlled bandwidth management; social share functionality among listeners; and push notifications from the station.

“The ESPN 980 App is another excellent way for us to connect with our audience,” says Dan Zampillo, Director of Programming. “We are thrilled to have this partnership with Audio Now, which allows us to bring listeners closer to the best sports radio in DC.”

“Washington’s sports fans are among the most passionate, informed, and vocal, in the country,” says Rebecca Walker, Director of Digital Partnerships at AudioNow. “This app enables them to stay in much closer touch with their favorite station, giving opinions, and receiving updates, when they’re away from traditional radio or even outside of D.C.”

About ESPN 980

Red Zebra Broadcasting operates ESPN 980. ESPN 980 is the flagship radio station for Washington Redskins play-by-play and is available on 92.7 FM and 94.3 FM. You can also hear the station with the new ESPN 980 App available now at the Apple Store and Google Play

About AudioNow®

AudioNow® , based in Washington, DC, is the leading call-to-listen platform in the world. With broadcast partners on every continent, AudioNow® extends the reach of radio by connecting mobile listeners to their favorite radio stations through innovative mobile technology utilizing voice and data. The AudioNow® platform uses proprietary “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that serves all mobile platforms. AudioNow® has more than 2,900 broadcast partners, including global leaders such as the United Nations, BBC, RFI, Deutsche Welle, Voice of America, Entravision, C-SPAN and IMG College. In 2014, there were in excess of 100 million unique sessions into the AudioNow platform, enabling these broadcasters to extend their reach with content in 96 different languages, and across 130 different nationalities and ethnic groups. AudioNow® delivered an incremental 2.5 billion listening minutes to its broadcast partners last year.