WXGI

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WXGI
Logo for WXGI radio in Richmond, VA.png
City 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
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
Westwood One
NBC Sports Radio
Compass Media Networks
Sports USA Radio Network
Owner Urban One
(Radio One Licenses, LLC.)
Webcast WXGI Webstream
Website WXGI Online

WXGI is a sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Richmond, Virginia, serving the Richmond/Petersburg area. WXGI is owned and operated by Urban One. [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", "The Sports Huddle with Bob Black" 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 College Football Playoff.[3]

On February 1, 2014, most of WXGI began simulcasting on Hoffman Communications' WZEZ (100.5 FM).[4]

On April 26, 2017, Radio One purchased WXGI from Red Zebra. [5]

Simulcast[edit]

On May 1, WXGI began simulcasting on Radio One's two stations in nearby Petersburg, VA: W274BX (102.7 FM) and WTPS (1240 AM). [5]

Previous Logos[edit]

WXGI 950-100.5espnsports logo.jpg          WXGI-AM 2009.PNG

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FCC Broadcast Applications April 26, 2017" (PDF). FCC. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  2. ^ [1], Radiolink.com.
  3. ^ [2], ESPN950am.com.
  4. ^ "ESPN RADIO IN RICHMOND TO BECOME AVAILABLE ON THE FM DIAL STARTING FEBRUARY 1ST, 2014". WXGI-AM. 
  5. ^ a b "Radio One buys Richmond AM from Red Zebra". All Access. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 

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