Over the past few months 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore looked far and wide for a programmer to lead the station forward. As it turned out, the answer was right just down the road.
Baltimore’s leading sports radio brand has hired Chuck Sapienza to serve as the station’s new Director of Sports Programming. He starts in his new role on December 1st.
Sapienza has spent the past 30 years managing sports and music stations. He began his career at WPGC in DC in 1986. Since then, he has worked exclusively in Baltimore and Washington with stations such as WBAL, 98 Rock, B104, WASH-FM, WMZQ and Mix 107.3.
His transition into sports radio began at ESPN 980 in DC in 2005. He served as the Executive Producer of the John Thompson Show before earning promotions to Executive Producer, Program Director and VP/Programming for Red Zebra Broadcasting.
Under his watch, ESPN 980 delivered its highest ratings in the station’s 25 year history in 2013. Unfortunately the radio station’s challenges with Washington Redskins ownership (owners of the radio station) led to his exit in 2015.
After leaving Red Zebra, Sapienza spent two years as the Executive Producer of the United States Naval Academy Football Radio Network.