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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  • 9-29-22 Hour 3 - Adult Happy Meals September 29, 2022
    In hour 3, guest host Mike Opelka talks about the ladies on the View criticizing Ron DeSantis in Florida over the hurricane his state is experiencing, also McDonalds announces happy meals for adults! For more coverage on the issues that matter to you download the WMAL app, visit WMAL.com or tune in live on WMAL-FM […]
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  • 9-29-22 Hour 2 - Biden Sees Dead People September 29, 2022
    In hour 2, guest host Mike Opelka talks to his friend Drew Steel who is in Florida as Hurricane Ian hits the state.  Also Biden seems to see dead people, and Karrine Jean Pierre doesn't help anything with her flailing answers in the press briefing! For more coverage on the issues that matter to you […]
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  • 9-29-22 Hour 1 - Florida Hurricane Politics September 29, 2022
    In hour 1, Guest host Mike Opelka talks about the politics of a Hurricane in Florida, and remembers broadcaster Bill Plante 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 […]
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  • 9-28-22 Hour 3 - Who Blew Up The Pipeline? September 28, 2022
    In hour 3, Chris talks about the Sabotage of the Nord Stream pipeline in Europe.  Some think Russia did it, some think Biden was behind it, and also lefties wrote a book called How To Blow Up a Pipeline, which has also been made into a movie!  Also the liberals try and play politics with […]
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  • 9-28-22 Hour 2 - The Left is Pro Lice September 28, 2022
    In hour 2, Chris talks about the left who now don't want kids sent home for Lice because it may stigmatize them.  Also more on Youngkin and the Virginia kids who walked out of school to protest something they dont understand. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you download the WMAL app, […]
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  • 9-28-22 Hour 1 - Virginia Trans Walkout September 28, 2022
    In hour 1, Chris talks about Virginia school kids having a walkout to protest new Transgender rules that have been proposed by Governor Youngkin not to attack LGBT kids but to keep Parents involved.  Also, Mike The Lib calls to confirm he's still brainless. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you download […]
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  • 9-27-22 Hour 3 - What is Actual Fascism? September 27, 2022
    In hour 3, Chris talks more about the Italian PM that the media hates, though some stand up for her.  And what IS Fascism anyway?  Also Gays Against Groomers 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 […]
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  • 9-27-22 Hour 2 - Giorgia Meloni; Threat or Menace? September 27, 2022
    In hour 2, Chris talks more about the new Italian Prime Minister and why the media is calling her a Fascist.  Also, Biden's spending an awful lot of our money. 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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  • 9-27-22 Hour 1 - The Media Slow-Roll September 27, 2022
    In hour 1, Chris talks about how Republican stories seem to vanish from the media immediately while fake stories and accusations that make the democrats look good can remain in the cycle endlessly.  Also, the new Italian leader that has the media in a tizzy, and more! For more coverage on the issues that matter […]
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  • 9-26-22 Hour 3 - Hillary Says Everyone's a Nazi September 26, 2022
    In hour 3, Chris plays more audio on the FBI raid of Mark Houck, and also Hillary Clinton declaring everyone she doesn't like is a nazi and Trump is Hitler.   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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