Tony Kornheiser is back on the radio, and there is once again joy in Mudville. Newly reincarnated on ESPN 980 in Washington, DC on September 8, the newly furbished Tony Kornheiser Show is available for live streaming and podcasting. Links are available at This Website Stinks, the official unofficial Tony Kornheiser site.
Fans of his old show will find the same old lovable curmudgeon ranting about everything from the disasters of his daily life and what Hannah Storm is wearing on SportsCenter to fan-baiting tweets by fourth-string football players and the death of Mary Travers. And of course, sports: You can hear James Carville pick football games (he had the Washington with the points over USC). You can hear about the Redskins’ short yardage game, the Giants win at Dallas, and Drew Brees’ scoring spree. You can get Mr. Tony’s take on the Serena Williams meltdown. You may not always agree with his opinions, but he always has an opinion and he will always give you that opinion directly and forthrightly. More importantly you will be entertained, but what do I know?
Although he constantly asserts that this is a local radio show, Tony and his guests, both in studio and on the phone, never limit themselves parochially to the DC area. He discusses Bruce Springsteen with Liz Clarke. He talks about high school football in rural Kansas with Joe Drape, author of Our Boys. He jokes about fasting and golf on Yom Kippur with the dulcet-voiced Nigel. One day he’ll be talking to John Feinstein, and the next Pulitzer-winning reporter Eugene Robinson. The death of Patrick Swayze will get him started on his love for Dirty Dancing, and his time spent working in the Catskills, and family vacations ... and on and on he goes, one idea leading to another in a rhapsody of free association that will eventually get to Whoopi Goldberg and her Oscar for Ghost. Local, he says, perhaps, but there is plenty here for the outlanders.