|Broadcast area||Richmond, Virginia|
|First air date||1947|
|Power||3,900 Watts daytime|
45 Watts nighttime
|Callsign meaning||W EX GI|
former owners were retired Army
NBC Sports Radio
Compass Media Networks
Sports USA Radio Network
|Owner||Urban One |
(Radio One Licenses, LLC)
|Sister stations||WTPS, WCDX, WKJM, WKJS, WPZZ|
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 in unincorporated Henrico County, and its transmitter is located in the Southside of Richmond. It airs mostly ESPN Radio programming along with several local sports talk shows.
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."
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. 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). 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.
|City of license||Facility
|W258DC||99.5||Richmond, Virginia||20934||99 watts||0 m (0 ft)||D||FCC|
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