Don Geronimo, half of the popular “The Don & Mike Show” on CBS Radio’s Sports Talker WJFK-FM DC for years (up to 2008), is on his way back says The Washington Post. Geronimo returns to his old station 10/24 with a new evening sports-talk show.
The other half of the show, Mike O’Meara, quit Washington radio five years ago and will continue on his own. He now does his own show, distributed via podcast.
“The main thing that appealed to me [about returning] is that all they said to me was, ‘Just have fun,’ ” Geronimo (his actual name is Michael Sorce) said. “My show will be sports-dominant, but what’s great about WJFK is that there’s always room for personality radio.”
Geronimo took two years off after leaving WJFK for personal reasons. His wife, Freda Wright-Sorce, died in a car accident in 2005, and Geronimo spent a long period in mourning. “The last three years [of working at WJFK] were wasted years because I had too much outside stuff going on,” he told the paper. “I did get myself together. I got remarried. I got my son’s life in order…But I love being on the radio and wanted to get back to it. It’s the only thing I do well.”
In 2010, Geronimo made his comeback on CBS Radio’s KHTK-AM Sacramento. The station tweaked its sports format recently, easing Geronimo’s show off the schedule.
He’ll air from Sacramento when he starts his WJFK show, but he’ll move into the WJFK’s studios full-time next month.