WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tony Kornheiser will return to XM Satellite Radio on January 21 on the sports talk radio channel XM Sports Nation.
"The Tony Kornheiser Show" will air nationwide on XM Sports Nation (XM Channel 144) weekdays from 8:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET.
Kornheiser is returning to the radio airwaves after a seven-month hiatus to focus on his role as analyst for ESPN's "Monday Night Football."
"The Tony Kornheiser Show" originates from Washington, D.C. on the local radio station 3WT AM/FM. The show is carried nationwide on XM. XM is the only national broadcaster to air the program. January 21 will mark Kornheiser's first day back on the air at both XM and 3WT.
Tony Kornheiser has hosted local and national radio programs for 14 years. The Washington Post columnist is the co-host of ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption," and is currently in his second season as an analyst on "Monday Night Football."
"I'm thrilled to be back on the radio," Kornheiser said. "The national audience that watches 'PTI' and 'Monday Night Football' and reads the columns in the Post can now listen to our show every weekday morning on XM Sports Nation."
"Tony's back, and we're proud to be bringing him to millions of listeners across the country," said Kevin Straley, XM senior vice president of news, sports, and talk programming. "The show is an important part of the XM Sports Nation line-up. Fans have been asking us for months when Tony was going to be back behind the microphone."
Kornheiser's show will return to XM Sports Nation on the same day that the channel begins carrying Dan Patrick's new radio show from 10 am to 12 noon ET.
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