WXGI

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WXGI
ESPN Richmond radio logo.png
CityRichmond, Virginia
Broadcast areaRichmond, Virginia
Petersburg, Virginia
BrandingESPN Richmond
Frequency950 kHz
Repeater(s)see Simulcast
First air date1947
FormatSports
Power3,900 Watts daytime
45 Watts nighttime
ClassD
Facility ID74207
Transmitter coordinates37°30′52.0″N 77°30′28.0″W / 37.514444°N 77.507778°W / 37.514444; -77.507778
Callsign meaningW EX GI
former owners were retired Army
AffiliationsESPN Radio
Westwood One
NBC Sports Radio
Compass Media Networks
Sports USA Radio Network
OwnerUrban One
(Radio One Licenses, LLC)
Sister stationsWTPS, WCDX, WKJM, WKJS, WPZZ
WebcastWXGI Webstream
Websiteespnrichmond.com

WXGI (950 kHz) is a sports formatted AM radio station licensed to Richmond, Virginia. WXGI is owned and operated by Urban One. The station's studios and offices are located just north of Richmond proper on Emerywood Parkway[1] in unincorporated Henrico County, and its transmitter is located in the Southside of Richmond.[2][3] It airs mostly ESPN Radio programming along with several local sports talk shows.

WXGI serves the Richmond/Petersburg area of Virginia using three simulcast stations, AM 1240 WTPS in Petersburg, 99.5 FM W258DC in Richmond and 102.7 FM W274PX in Petersburg.

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."[4]

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 "The Black & Drew Sports Huddle", "Border to Border with Matt Josephs" and "Hardly Workin' with Greg Burton." In addition, WXGI carries University of Richmond Spiders football and basketball, Baltimore Orioles baseball, and other live sporting events syndicated by ESPN Radio, including Monday Night Football, MLB, NBA, and the College Football Playoffs.[5] Some live sports from NBC Sports Radio are also heard on WXGI.

On February 1, 2014, WXGI began simulcasting most of its programming on Hoffman Communications' WZEZ (100.5 FM).[6] That station was sold to the Educational Media Foundation and switched to a Contemporary Christian music format as WLRB on November 2, 2016.

On April 26, 2017, Radio One purchased WXGI from Red Zebra.[7]

Translator[edit]

On December 20, 2017, WXGI began relaying its signal on its own FM translator station.[8][9]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
W258DC 99.5 Richmond, Virginia 20934 99 watts 0 m (0 ft) D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://kissrichmond.com/about/ About Us | 99.3-105.7 Kiss FM
  2. ^ Radio-Locator.com/WXGI-AM
  3. ^ "FCC Broadcast Applications April 26, 2017" (PDF). FCC. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  4. ^ [1], Radiolink.com.
  5. ^ [2], ESPN950am.com.
  6. ^ "ESPN RADIO IN RICHMOND TO BECOME AVAILABLE ON THE FM DIAL STARTING FEBRUARY 1ST, 2014". WXGI-AM.
  7. ^ "Radio One buys Richmond AM from Red Zebra". All Access. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  8. ^ "W227DJ Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  9. ^ "ESPN Richmond is now 99.5/102.7 ESPN". ESPN Richmond. 19 December 2017.

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