Our guest contributor John Fredericks issued a press release today with some exciting news:
John Fredericks Launches WJFN as a Richmond-Area News Talk Radio Station Offering Political Commentary from Well-Known Virginia and National Hosts
Found at 100.5 FM on the radio dial, and www.WJFNRadio.com online, the WJFN programming lineup features the John Fredericks Show, Virginia Free Radio with former state Delegate Chris Saxman, the Fighting Joe Morrissey Show with former state Delegate Joe Morrissey, and Nationally-Syndicated Programs Including the Dennis Prager Show, the Savage Nation, the Larry Elder Show, and the Joe Walsh Show
RICHMOND, VA – There’s a new home for state and national political news talk in Virginia – WJFN 100.5 FM on the radio dial, and www.WJFNRadio.com online. This recently launched Richmond-area terrestrial radio station boasts a lineup of prominent Virginia and national voices offering fresh and diverse perspectives on the news of the day, what it means for the way our government functions, and how it impacts people’s everyday lives. What makes WJFN unique is its commitment to providing an engaging, listener-oriented, interactive experience that enables audience members to directly connect in real time with the Virginia-based hosts of WJFN 100.5 FM programs, and its goal to showcase voices from both sides of the political spectrum to spark lively and ultimately productive conversations.
This week, WJFN 100.5 FM is formally celebrating its launch with a tentative lineup of high-profile guests on the station’s marquee program – the John Fredericks Radio Show. Invited guests include Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, and either President Donald J. Trump or Vice President Mike Pence.
John Fredericks, an accomplished media executive who is the host and founder of the John Fredericks Radio Show, is a lead proprietor of WJFN 100.5 FM. The station will broadcast his highly popular and influential program, and it will serve as the flagship station for the expanding John Fredericks Radio Network. Fredericks’ eponymous show is simulcast from the Washington, D.C. and can be heard on weekdays from 6 a.m.-10 a.m. EST. His show is broadcast in media markets across Virginia including Richmond, Hampton Roads, Lynchburg, and Roanoke. The John Fredericks Radio Show is also heard on stations in Washington, D.C. and Jacksonville, FL. In addition to his radio show, Fredericks is also a regular guest on national and international television news programs. He served with his wife, Anne, as a national delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention, and was the Virginia Chairman of the Donald J. Trump for President Campaign that year.
WJFN 100.5 FM is also the broadcast home of The Fighting Joe Morrissey Showhosted by its namesake, Joe Morrissey, a colorful and sometimes controversial criminal defense attorney who previously was an elected member of the Virginia House of Delegates and Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney. Morrissey’s program can be heard on WJFN 100.5 FM from 10 a.m.-noon EST each Tuesday-Friday. He is a progressive Democrat who ran for Richmond Mayor in 2016, and who once brought a semi-automatic rifle onto the House of Delegates’ floor to make a point during a policy debate. As the name of his show suggests, Morrissey isn’t afraid to tackle tough topics or fight for the rights of those overlooked by society.
Another former state Delegate, Chris Saxman, hosts the Virginia FREE Radioprogram each Monday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. EST. Saxman is a former educator, a successful entrepreneur who represented the Staunton area for four terms in the state House, and a keen political thinker, theorist, and strategist. In 2008, he was the Virginia Co-Chairman of U.S. Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign. Saxman currently serves as Executive Director of the Virginia Foundation for Research and Economic Education (FREE). His non-partisan show is a lively mix of politics, business, and policy talk, along with his musings on sports, barbeque, and family-friendly cable television movies for good measure.
Farmer, attorney, policy maven, and conservative activist Martha Boneta of Fauquier County is also a member of the WJFN 100.5 FM team. Formidable and friendly, Boneta is a frequent guest host on the John Fredericks Radio Show, as well as an entrepreneur, an agriculture advocate who successfully lobbied the Virginia General Assembly to change state law to protect property rights, and a sought-after speaker who has made guest appearances on Fox News and many other news stations and national media outlets. Boneta will be a recurring voice heard on WJFN 100.5 FM.
And coming soon on WJFN 100.5 FM is “The Gene Rossi Hour” hosted by Democrat Gene Rossi from Northern Virginia. Rossi is an attorney in private practice who spent years prosecuting dangerous criminals as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, and who ran for Virginia Lieutenant Governor in 2017. Rossi has helped prepare future attorneys as a university-level legal lecturer, and has guided youngsters as a longtime youth basketball coach. Rossi’s show will air on Saturday mornings and is slated to debut in early 2019.
“The airwaves are filled with the voices of professional pundits and political prognosticators convinced of their own insight and acumen,” observed John Fredericks, a radio host whose fans affectionately call him the ‘Commander of Common Sense.’ “What sets WJFN and its programming lineup apart is that our hosts don’t talk at the audience. We don’t lecture. We passionately provide news analysis and commentary that is informed by the frequent guests on our programs. We let the newsmakers do the talking. Then we ask them the tough, probing questions our listeners want answered. Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, if you are in the news, or involved in policy making that affects Virginians and Americans, WJFN is willing to have you as a guest so you can speak directly to concerned, engaged voters. Like our great nation, this station is built on the belief that a robust exchange of ideas from across the political spectrum is a healthy, necessary, and vital part of the American experience, and that we are a stronger, more united people who are better off from having considered other perspectives.”
While much of the commentary on WJFN is center-right politically, the station is actively seeking exciting new voices offering conservative and progressive commentary to add to its airwaves. Just as John Fredericks, a conservative supporter of President Trump, regularly hosts both prominent Republican and Democratic guests on his program and gives people from both sides of the aisle a chance to speak, WJFN 100.5 FM is looking for people with untapped talent who have a fresh perspective on current affairs.
In addition to its Virginia-based programs, WJFN 100.5 FM will air nationally-syndicated news talk programs including the Dennis Prager Show, the Savage Nation, the Larry Elder Show, the Joe Walsh Show, and Red Eye Radio. The station also serves as the Central Virginia broadcast affiliate for Virginia Military Institute (VMI) football and basketball games.
WJFN Radio 100.5 FM is Virginia’s new home for political news talk, featuring some of the most talented voices in local and national political commentary. Visit the station online at www.WJFNRadio.com. Listen live through this link, and connect with the station through Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Listeners can call the station and join the conversation at 804-778-8888.