“I love covering the
In September 2008, WVIE announced that it was switching to a sports talk format as an affiliate of
Coleman saw the writing on the wall. "It wasn't a total surprise," he said. "Once we switched to news in the morning, I had an inclination. But I thought we would stick with it longer." Now the decision to switch formats -- "a ratings and revenue situation," as he put it -- leaves the market with just two local sports-only stations. The Fan (105.7-FM) and WNST (1570-AM). WBAL (1090-AM) has some sports content and is the home of the Orioles and Ravens.
He said he has fielded offers from local and regional stations. "Regional is a cute way of saying D.C.," he said. And he wants to remain in the area, preferably covering the Ravens and the Orioles.
Coleman has received well-wishes from fans on
"Harbaugh was shocked the station changed formats, but he said in the email that he understands that's the nature of the business," Coleman said. "He said it's kind of like his profession in a way."
Stay tuned to find out where Coleman signs as a free agent.