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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  • 2-3-23 Hour 1 - We Blew Up A Balloon February 6, 2023
    In hour 1, Chris talks about the downed Chinese spy balloon that Biden was aware of and had no plan to stop it. Also, Chris discusses Communists in general, and what has really changed since the cold war in the fight between good and evil. Also, would you take some pain to help the polar […]
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  • 2-6-23 Hour 2 - New York Migrants want to go to Canada February 6, 2023
    In hour 2, Chris talks about the hypocrisy in New York, where mayor Eric Adams railed against Migrants being bussed to NY, but is now bussing them north to Canada himself! Also, a Transgender controversy comes to the world of Professional Women's Surfing. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you download the […]
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  • 2-6-23 Hour 3 - Happy Birthday to The Gipper February 6, 2023
    In hour 3, Chris celebrates the birthday of Ronald Wilson Reagan and plays some famous audio. Also, more on South American migrants who got bussed to New York and now can't wait to get the hell out of there, and Chris predicts some of the lies that Biden will tell at the coming State of […]
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  • 2-3-23 Hour 1 - Look up in the sky! It's a Chinese Spy Balloon! February 3, 2023
    In hour 1, Chris talks about the Chinese spy balloon floating over America and what should be done about it. Also, Virginia decides NOT to help kids learn they won Merit based awards, for some reason. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you download the WMAL app, visit WMAL.com or tune in […]
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  • 2-3-23 Hour 2 - Trade Your Organs For Less Prison Time February 3, 2023
    In hour 2, Chris talks about a democrat-sponsored bill in Massachusetts that would allow prisoners to exchange their organs for time off their sentence. Just like china! Also, Matt Lauer would like to have a career again after his groping escapades, and Kyle Rittenhouse is being sued for wrongful death. For more coverage on the […]
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  • 2-3-23 Hour 3 - Ilhan Omar Gets Removed February 3, 2023
    In hour 3, Chris talks about the successful removal of Ilhan Omar from her seat on the house foreign affairs committee, and how the liberals lost their mind over it. Also, Anthony Blinken cancels his trip to China after their spy balloon incident, but he sadly DIDN'T cancel his recent trip to the middle east, […]
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  • 2-2-23 Hour 1 - A Shooting on the DC Metro February 2, 2023
    In hour 1, Chris talks about the shooting on the DC Metro, and the brave heroes who helped stop the murderer. The killer spared one man and called himself 'The Killmonger'. Is this related to Black Panther? Also a group of catholic school kids get kicked out of the Smithsonian for wearing pro-life wool hats. […]
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  • 2-2-23 Hour 2 - New Jersey Republican Killed February 2, 2023
    In hour 2, Chris discusses the sad story of Eunice Dwumfour, a Republican New Jersey Councilwoman who was shot multiple times outside her home last night. At the time of our show, CNN and MSNBC had not even mentioned the story, and Chris wondered why that could be. Also we discuss the issue of mentally […]
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  • 2-2-23 Hour 3 - Mandatory EV Charging Stations February 2, 2023
    In hour 3, Chris talks about a plan from the Biden administration that would mandate EV Charging stations be placed every 50 miles in Wyoming, a state with very few EV's to begin with. Also, a retired cop breaks down the insane police detail assigned to Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot For more coverage on the […]
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  • Chris Plante Mailbag 2-1-23 February 1, 2023
    From Comedians to Mike the Lib to Reagan, See if Chris answers YOUR question! 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 @ChrisPlanteShow Learn more about […]
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