Entercom to Relaunch Richmond Sports Radio 910 The Fan
PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 28, 2019 – Entercom, the unrivaled leader in sports radio, today announced the rebrand of Fox Sports 910 (WRNL-AM) as Richmond Sports Radio 910 The Fan (WRNL-AM) in Richmond, VA, effective February 4. The flagship station for the Richmond Flying Squirrels, Virginia Tech football and Virginia Commonwealth University will continue serving Richmond and the surrounding markets with premier sports content and coverage of local and regional teams. As part of the rebrand, the station will begin simulcasting “The Sports Junkies” from sister station 106.7 The Fan (WJFK-FM) and will debut a new logo.
“We’re delighted to welcome the Sports Junkies to Richmond,” said Bennett Zier, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Virginia. “Their signature provocative and interesting take on sports, built over 20 years, will be a welcome addition to our stellar lineup that includes talented hosts like Wes McElroy.”
Award-winning host Wes McElroy will debut his signature sports commentary on local and regional sports during the afternoon drive from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET.
“I’m ecstatic and honored that Entercom has asked me to be part of their exciting new lineup,” said McElroy. “After a dozen years on air in Virginia, this is home and there’s no other place I’d rather be. I’m equally excited to welcome one of the best sports radio teams ‘The Junkies’ to the Richmond, Virginia area.”
The Sports Junkies, comprised of John Auville, Eric Bickel, Jason Bishop, and John-Paul Flaim, have been a presence in Washington, D.C. sports since its launch in 1996 on 106.7 The Fan.
The new weekday lineup is as follows:
|6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.:||“The Sports Junkies”|
|10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:||“The Dan Patrick Show”|
|12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.:||“The Herd with Colin Cowherd”|
|3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.:||Wes McElroy|
|6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.:||“Straight Outta Vegas with RJ Bell and Steve Cofield”|
|7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.:||“The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker”|
|10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.:||“The Jason Smith Show”|
Richmond Sports Radio 910 is a RADIO.COM station. RADIO.COM is now the fastest growing digital audio app in the United States. The digital platform currently has over 235 stations and 2,500 podcasts with more added continuously.
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About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.audacyinc.wpengine.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).