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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  • 6-24 Hour 3 - Media Reaction to Scotus and Roe June 24, 2022
    In hour 3, guest host Mike Opelka takes calls and plays clips of the media, like Chunk Todd, being very upset over the news that the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade 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 […]
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  • 6-24 Hour 2 - Roe is overturned! June 24, 2022
    During hour 2, guest host Mike Opelka learns that the Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v Wade, and we take calls on the news. 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 […]
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  • 6-24 Hour 1 - The Media and SCOTUS on Guns June 24, 2022
    In hour 1, guest host Mike Opelka talks about reaction by the left and the media to Thursday's SCOTUS opinion on concealed carry, and also Biden is dumb. 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 […]
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  • 6-23 Hour 3 June 23, 2022
    Guest host Mike Opelka fills in for Chris 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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  • 6-23 Hour 2 June 23, 2022
    Guest host Mike Opelka fills in for Chris 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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  • 6-23 Hour 1 June 23, 2022
    Guest host Mike Opelka fills in for Chris 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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  • 6-22 Hour 2 - Protecting our elections June 22, 2022
    In hour 2, guest host Mike Opelka talks about ways to protect election integrity, also Biden is dumb and inflation is still a problem. 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 […]
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  • 6-22 Hour 3 - Manchin on Build Back Better June 22, 2022
    In hour 3, guest host Mike Opelka talks about Joe Manchin saying BBB is over, a reminder that going woke leads to going broke, some info on the Gun Safety bill, and Mike talks about Pee-cycling. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you download the WMAL app, visit WMAL.com or tune in […]
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  • 6-22 Hour 1 - Why is Garland in Ukraine? June 22, 2022
    In hour 1, guest host Mike Opelka asks why our Attorney General Merrick Garland is in Ukraine.  Like, why?  Also some callers want to argue with Mike over Voter fraud... 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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  • 6-21 Hour 2 - Kamala can't count June 21, 2022
    In hour 2, guest host Mike Opelka talks about Kamala saying we had 400 years of slavery, which is an incorrect number! 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 […]
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