WXGI

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WXGI
WXGI-AM 2009.PNG
City of license Richmond, Virginia
Broadcast area Richmond, Virginia
Petersburg, Virginia
Branding "ESPN 950"
Slogan "Richmond's Home of the Redskins"
Frequency 950 kHz
First air date 1947
Format Sports Radio
Power 3,900 Watts daytime
45 Watts nighttime
Class D
Facility ID 74207
Transmitter coordinates 37°30′52.0″N 77°30′28.0″W / 37.514444°N 77.507778°W / 37.514444; -77.507778
Callsign meaning W EX GI
former owners were retired Army
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Dial Global
NBC Sports Radio
Compass Media Networks
Sports USA Radio Network
Owner Red Zebra Broadcasting
(Red Zebra Broadcasting Licensee (Richmond), LLC)
Webcast WXGI Webstream
Website WXGI Online

WXGI is a Sports Radio formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Richmond, Virginia, serving the Richmond/Petersburg area. WXGI is owned and operated by Red Zebra Broadcasting.[1]

Recent History[edit]

In 2006, the station was purchased by Red Zebra Broadcasting, which is owned by Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. Former CEO of Red Zebra, Bennett Zier, stated at the time, "I am excited about our continued growth and our new ability to serve loyal Redskins fans in and around Richmond. WXGI is the perfect addition to our new group of radio stations."[2]

ESPN 950 is part of the Redskins Radio Network, which carries all Redskins games throughout the season. The station also broadcasts local sports talk every weekday, including SportsPhone with Big Al and Hardly Workin' with Greg Burton. In addition, they carry Richmond Spiders sports, Washington Nationals baseball, and the various properties syndicated by ESPN Radio, including Monday Night Football, MLB, NBA, and the Bowl Championship Series.[3]

Starting February 1, 2014, most of WXGI's programming will be simulcast on Hoffman Communications' WZEZ on the FM dial.[4]

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