Chris Plante

 

Chris Plante

Chris began his radio career in 2005 – at his current home, WMAL/Washington DC – after spending 17 years at CNN including nearly ten years assigned to the Pentagon covering the U.S. military and intelligence community.

Chris was assigned variously as Pentagon Correspondent, Senior Producer for National Security Affairs, Military Affairs Producer and as an assignment editor. He travelled extensively for CNN covering defense related stories from Saudi Arabia in 1990 and Bosnia in 1995, to Vietnam, Indonesia, Africa and the remote corners of the former Soviet Union.

Chris received the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio and Television News Directors’ Association (RTNDA) for his reporting from the Pentagon during the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.

Chris formerly hosted his own program on the The American Life television network, and nowadays makes frequent appearances on various cable news networks including the Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC.

In his time with WMAL, Chris has helped raise significant amounts of money for charities like the Fisher House Foundation.

Representing the third generation of his family that has been “on-the-air” in radio and television, Chris brings a unique world-view, and largely conservative/libertarian values to his role as talk show host on WCOA.

Marching in lock-step with no politician, Chris says his political party is “Practi-crat”, “…because of my distinctly practical political leanings.”

Listen Live: Monday – Friday 9AM – 11AM
Studio Line: 888-630-9625
Connect with Chris: Facebook | Twitter
Email: The Chris Plante Show

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  • 8-8 Hour 3 August 8, 2022
    For more coverage on the issues that matter to you download the WMAL app, visit WMAL.com or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 from 9:00am-12:00pm Monday-Friday.To join the conversation, check us out on twitter @WMAL and @ChrisPlanteShowSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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  • 8-8 Hour 2 August 8, 2022
    For more coverage on the issues that matter to you download the WMAL app, visit WMAL.com or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 from 9:00am-12:00pm Monday-Friday.To join the conversation, check us out on twitter @WMAL and @ChrisPlanteShowSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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  • 8-8 Hour 1 August 8, 2022
    For more coverage on the issues that matter to you download the WMAL app, visit WMAL.com or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 from 9:00am-12:00pm Monday-Friday.To join the conversation, check us out on twitter @WMAL and @ChrisPlanteShowSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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  • 8-5 Hour 3 - Immigrants in NYC August 5, 2022
    In hour 3, Chris talks about immigrants being bussed to DC, and as of today also to NYC.  Mayor Adams is complaining about 100 a day, but Texas Gov Greg Abbott says some areas in Texas get 5000 a day!  Also, Christopher Wray takes the stand to try and defend the FBI. For more coverage […]
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  • 8-5 Hour 2 - College Roommate Story August 5, 2022
    In hour 2, Chris tells the story of a friend whose daughter was excited to attend college, but was in tears when she learned her roommate there will be Transgender. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you download the WMAL app, visit WMAL.com or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 from 9:00am-12:00pm […]
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  • 8-5 Hour 1 - Lightning in DC August 5, 2022
    In hour 1, Chris talks about a deadly Lightning strike in DC's Lafayette Park, and more For more coverage on the issues that matter to you download the WMAL app, visit WMAL.com or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 from 9:00am-12:00pm Monday-Friday.To join the conversation, check us out on twitter @WMAL and @ChrisPlanteShowSee omnystudio.com/listener for […]
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  • 8-4 Hour 3 - Griner found Guilty August 4, 2022
    In hour 3, Chris talks about WNBA player Brittney Griner who a Russian court found guilty today.  So either she will serve 9 years in a Russian jail, or Biden will announce a prisoner swap soon.  Also we talk about a walkout at Reuters, and more democrat election meddling. For more coverage on the issues […]
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  • 8-4 Hour 1 - Mike The Lib Doesn't Get It August 4, 2022
    In hour 1, Chris talks about the democrats meddling in Republican primaries, which gets Mike the Lib mad enough to call in.  He's very confident in his take on the story, but as usual he's wrong and knows nothing. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you download the WMAL app, visit WMAL.com […]
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  • 8-4 Hour 2 - Tik Tok Banana Rock August 4, 2022
    In hour 2, Chris talks about a teacher on tiktok who asked a 5th grader his pronouns, and he responded 'Banana and Rock'.  The teacher isn't sure, but she thinks he might be mocking her, but she still calls him Banana just to be sure.  Also some fun stories from southern Virginia, where a school […]
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  • 8-3 Hour 3 - Our New Monkeypox Leadership August 3, 2022
    In hour 3, Chris talks about the newly appointed heads of the response to Monkeypox.  The leader is a down-the-middle type with years of experience, and the Deputy, well...he's perfect for this job.  Also Ron Desantis points out liberal hypocracy For more coverage on the issues that matter to you download the WMAL app, visit […]
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