City Paper is not for tourists
This morning on WTEM-AM, Steve Czaban announced that he was so upset with the Redskins performance in Cincinnati that he would be organizing a “Give Your Tickets to an Eagles Fan” promotion, or antimotion, for the Skins’ last home game of the season.
Whether sincere or not, Czaban’s bit was as gutsy as sports radio gets.
For the last several months, after all, Czaban has been working for Dan Snyder, who bought the only viable sports station in the market in the spring.
And after Snyder bought the station, management gave everybody at WTEM new e-mail addresses with the suffix “@redskins.com,” just to remind ’em who they’re working for.
Czaban and co-host Andy Pollin showed more fortitude by repeatedly reminding listeners that Vinny Cerrato, Snyder’s sidekick and the team’s executive vice president for football operations, wouldn’t be showing up for his own WTEM show, which airs on Mondays and Fridays.
Cerrato has been missing his scheduled Monday air dates after losses since getting hammered by callers after the Redskins lost to the Giants.