The Team 980 – WTEM is a class B regional commercial radio station situated in Washington, D.C. The broadcast area of this channel is “Metro Washington Area.” The name of its brand is “The Team 980 & 95.9”. It provides Sports and talk format at 980 kHz frequency on the AM band. Its slogan “Get Closer to DC Sports” reflects its format also. It covers live sports coverage.
Urban One (Radio One Licences, LLC) operates this station as an owner. Firstly, it went in the air on August 1, 1923. It has affiliations of Fox Sports Radio, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Orioles, Maryland Terrapins and Westwood One. WKYS, WMMJ, WOL, WPRS-FM and WYCB are its sister stations. The transmitter of this channel is set on Brookville Road in Silver Spring, Maryland. Listeners of all around the region want to hear its live streaming.
This channel applies a directional antenna to run its programming. It consumes 50,000 watts at daytime and 5,000 watts at night. During the night, its power becomes less than day time so that it prevents it’s interfering with other stations. Listeners can hear its transmission on its translator station W240DJ at 95.9 MHz.
History of The Team 980:
The channel started its transmission as WRC in 1923. Radio Corporation Of America owned this station at that time. It features dramas, comedies, news, soap operas, game shows and big band. It utilizes 950 AM frequency in 1928 that moved to 980 AM in 1941.
From 1975 to 1977, the channel used “All news” radio format. In 1984, Greater Media bought this radio. It had an association with WRC-TV due to that it was known as WWRC. In 1990, it was a full-time talk station. WTEM became “Sports Radio 570- the team” at 570 kHz. On March 9, 1998, it moved to brand “Sports Talk 980”. On April 20, 2018, Urban One took charge of the station.
Morning Blitz with Al Galdi, Kevin Sheehan, Doc & Galdi, Brian Mitchell, Steve Czaban, The Odd Couple, The Jason Smith Show with Mike Harmon, and The Ben Maller Show are its most popular programs.
Famous Hosts and Anchors:
Steve Czaban, Kevin Sheehan, Rick “Doc” Walker, Brian Mitchell, Scott Jackson, Al Galdi, Bram Weinstein, and Chris Cooley are popular hosts of this station.
Al Galdi and Scott Linn perform their duty as an anchor of the channel.
Physical Address: 8515 Georgia Ave, 9th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Contact using Phone number: 301-230-3500
Fax number: 240-430-2675
Official Website: https://theteam980.com/