VSP Announces New Roanoke Affiliate for Virginia Sports Network
July 5, 2012
Charlottesville, Va. – Virginia Sports Properties, the multi-media rights holder for Virginia athletics, announced today the addition of News/Talk 960 WFIR (107.3 FM) in Roanoke to its lineup of network affiliates.The station will air Virginia football and men’s basketball games and broadcast the weekly Cavalier Coaches shows produced by Virginia Sports Properties.
News/Talk 960 WFIR includes the local sports talk show Greg Roberts Live weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m. WFIR has been broadcasting in Roanoke since 1924. Prior to 1969 the station’s call letters were WDBJ radio. WFIR is owned by Wheeler Broadcasting, Inc.
“We are delighted for WFIR at 960 AM and 107.3 FM to be the home of Cavaliers football and basketball in the Roanoke Valley,” said Leonard Wheeler, president of Wheeler Broadcasting. “There is an excitement around the teams and great anticipation for the upcoming seasons. We look forward to a great partnership”
“We are thrilled to partner up with an strong station like WFIR in Roanoke,” said Dave Koehn, Director of Broadcasting and Voice of the Cavaliers. “Not only is their reputation long-established in the community, but their signal is a strong one which guarantees Cavalier fans near and far will be able to hear the excitement of the Mike London and Tony Bennett eras at UVa.”