MIAMI (WQAM) – Miami’s Sportsradio 560 WQAM announced today that Chris Wittyngham has been named the new pre-game co-host for Dolphins broadcasts this season. Wittyngham will work with former Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder as host of Dolphins Gameday on WQAM, KISS 99.9 and the Dolphins Radio Network.
“I’ve been going to Miami Dolphins games since I was seven years old,” said Wittyngham. “It’s an honor to join the broadcast in any capacity. I look forward to working with Channing Crowder to bring South Florida Sports Fans the best Dolphins game day coverage every week.”
“Chris has already established himself locally as a talented, versatile sports media professional,” said WQAM Program Director, Ryan Maguire. “We’re thrilled that he’s agreed to work with us more extensively during the football season.”
Wittyngham currently works for CBSSports.com as a host on their digital channels. He also works for BeIN Sports Television Network as a play-by-play announcer of soccer matches.
Dolphins Gameday will air two hours prior to kickoff during pre-season games and four hours prior to kickoff for all regular season and playoff games. Following the pre-season, the first two hours will be carried on WQAM only.
The rest of the Dolphins game day radio broadcast team will remain the same for 2017 as it was the previous year. Jimmy Cefalo, Joe Rose and Bob Griese will be the game announcers with Kim Bokamper working as the sideline reporter. “The Big O” Orlando Alzugaray and former Dolphin running back Troy Stradford will host the Dolphins 5th Quarter Postgame Show. The program will run for two hours following the conclusion of all pre-season games and four hours following all regular season and post-season games. Following the pre-season, the final two hours will air on WQAM only.
Wittyngham attended The University of Miami and worked as the sports director of the student station, WVUM. After graduating, he moved on to work as a host on WAXY-AM in 2012, eventually moving up to co-host the station’s weekday afternoon show before leaving that position in 2016.
ABOUT MIAMI’S SPORTS RADIO 560 (WQAM-AM)
Miami’s Sports Radio 560 WQAM (WQAM-AM) is owned and operated by CBS RADIO. The station can be heard on air, online at http://www.wqam.com and through the Radio.com and TuneIn apps. The station features a live and local weekday lineup of South Florida’s most established sports personalities. They are also the rights holder for University of Miami (NCAA) Football and Men’s Basketball and Florida Panthers (NHL) Hockey. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO owns 117 radio stations in 26 U.S. markets, as well as an extensive array of digital assets. In addition to WQAM, CBS RADIO owns Power 96 (WPOW-FM) and Kiss 99.9 (WKIS-FM) in Miami. For more information on CBS RADIO, please visit www.cbsradio.com.
ABOUT KISS 99.9
WKIS-FM, Kiss 99.9 is South Florida’s NEW Country, the only country station serving the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market. Kiss 99.9 averages almost 500,000 weekly audience, with a signal that reaches as far as the Keys to north of West Palm Beach. Kiss 99.9 has been a country formatted radio station for over 30 years. Each January, WKIS-FM hosts the Kiss 99.9 Chili Cook Off, with over 20,000 people attending one of the largest outdoor country concerts in South Florida. Kiss 99.9 is owned by CBS RADIO, a division of CBS Corporation, with 117 radio stations in 26 U.S. markets, as well as an extensive array of digital assets. In addition to Kiss 99.9, CBS RADIO owns Power 96 (WPOW-FM) and Sports Radio 560 WQAM in Miami. For more information on CBS RADIO, please visit www.cbsradio.com.