The Sports Junkies Sign New Four-Year Deal With 106.7; Three of the Four are MoCo Residents

by MCS Staff

Maryland-natives John Auville (Cakes), Eric Bickel (EB), Jason Bishop (Lurch/Bish) and John-Paul Flaim (JP) will remain on WJFK-FM (106.7 The Fan) Washington, DC, weekdays from 5-10am for at least another four years, the group announced last week.

Auville, Bickel, and Flaim grew up as friends in Bowie, Maryland. Bishop and Bickel became friends when they both attended DeMatha in high school. The longtime friends have worked together on the show since 1995 when the group began with a 30-minute public access television show in Bowie, before moving to radio. Auville, Bickel, and Flaim are all currently residents of Montgomery County, with Bishop living in Virginia.

Through the show’s history it occupied a night slot from 7-11 p.m. and 8-midnight from mid-2001 until early 2002. In October 2002, the show moved from WJFK to WHFS during the morning drive time slot. When WHFS changed formats from alternative rock to Spanish-language, the show returned to WJFK-FM in a lunchtime spot. In 2006, the Junkies’ show returned to the morning drive, replacing The Howard Stern Show when it ended its run on terrestrial radio.

The group has helped propelled 106.7 The Fan to the highest-rated sports station in the DC market and the show has been simulcast on NBC Sports Washington since 2016.

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