John Fredericks Announces Addition of Democrat Gene Rossi to the WJFN News Talk 100.5 FM Virginia Political Commentary Programming Lineup
The ‘Gene Rossi Show’ hosted by Rossi, a former federal prosecutor and onetime Virginia Lieutenant Governor candidate, to air each Saturday (noon-1 p.m.) on 100.5 FM on the radio dial, and www.WJFNRadio.com online, beginning January 5
RICHMOND, VA – The roster of original, Virginia-based political news talk programming from across the ideological spectrum continues to grow on the Commonwealth’s new home for state and national political news talk in Virginia – WJFN 100.5 FM on the radio dial, and www.WJFNRadio.com online – with the launch of a new center-left show this week.
The “Gene Rossi Show” debuts this Saturday (January 5) at noon on WJFN 100.5 FM. The hourlong show will be hosted by Gene Rossi, who is a Northern Virginia-based attorney in private practice with a national law firm. He spent nearly three decades prosecuting dangerous criminals as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. In 2017, he was a Democratic candidate for Virginia Lieutenant Governor. Rossi teaches constitutional law at George Mason University and trial advocacy at Harvard Law School. He has been a long-time youth basketball coach. Rossi is a regular legal commentator on MSNBC, the Law & Crime Network, CNN, Hill TV, and numerous other news programs on which he provides insights about high-profile trials, the ongoing investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and other matters. Rossi’s show will air each Saturday at noon on WJFN 100.5 FM and online at www.WJFNRadio.com.
“In our great country, we sometimes differ strongly on political topics. However, we are united in our desire for a ‘more perfect union’ and by shared concerns about everyday issues that affect us all: criminal justice reform, the opioid crisis, health care, the economy, education, the environment, electoral reform, and civil rights, to name a few,” said Rossi. “Starting this Saturday, I invite Virginians and Americans of all political affiliations to engage with us on ‘The Gene Rossi Show’ for a lively discussion of these and other issues. And I thank John Fredericks for welcoming me, and others with differing political views, into the WJFN family to help broaden and elevate our political discourse so we all can be more informed and engaged about the events occurring around us.”
“The addition of ‘The Gene Rossi Show’ to the WJFN programming lineup is an exciting development for the listening public that also demonstrates our commitment to bring diverse voices and perspectives to the airwaves,” said John Fredericks, an accomplished media executive who is the host and founder of the John Fredericks Radio Show, and a lead proprietor of WJFN 100.5 FM. “Gene has been an insightful guest on my show over the years and I look forward to listening to him as the host of his own show on our growing news talk network.”
WJFN broadcasts Fredericks’ highly popular and influential program and serves as the flagship station for the expanding John Fredericks Radio Network. Fredericks’ eponymous show is simulcast from the Washington, D.C. and can be heard on weekdays from 6 a.m.-10 a.m. EST. His show is broadcast in media markets across Virginia including Richmond, Hampton Roads, Lynchburg, and Roanoke. The John Fredericks Radio Show is also heard on stations in Washington, D.C. and Jacksonville, FL. In addition to his radio show, Fredericks is also a regular guest on national and international television news programs. He served with his wife, Anne, as a national delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention, and was the Virginia Chairman of the Donald J. Trump for President Campaign that year.
WJFN is a Richmond-area terrestrial radio station that launched in 2018. It boasts a lineup of prominent Virginia and national voices offering fresh and diverse perspectives on the news of the day, what it means for the way our government functions, and how it impacts people’s everyday lives. What makes WJFN unique is its commitment to providing an engaging, listener-oriented, interactive experience that enables audience members to directly connect in real time with the Virginia-based hosts of WJFN 100.5 FM programs, and its goal to showcase voices from both sides of the political spectrum to spark lively and ultimately productive conversations.
WJFN 100.5 FM is also the broadcast home of The Fighting Joe Morrissey Show hosted by its namesake, Joe Morrissey, a colorful and sometimes controversial criminal defense attorney who previously was an elected member of the Virginia House of Delegates and Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney. Morrissey’s program can be heard on WJFN 100.5 FM from 10 a.m.-noon EST each Tuesday-Friday. He is a progressive Democrat who ran for Richmond Mayor in 2016, and who once brought a semi-automatic rifle onto the House of Delegates’ floor to make a point during a policy debate. As the name of his show suggests, Morrissey isn’t afraid to tackle tough topics or fight for the rights of those overlooked by society.
Another former state Delegate, Chris Saxman, hosts the Virginia FREE Radio program each Monday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. EST. Saxman is a former educator, a successful entrepreneur who represented the Staunton area for four terms in the state House, and a keen political thinker, theorist, and strategist. In 2008, he was the Virginia Co-Chairman of U.S. Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign. Saxman currently serves as Executive Director of the Virginia Foundation for Research and Economic Education (FREE). His non-partisan show is a lively mix of politics, business, and policy talk, along with his musings on sports, barbeque, and family-friendly cable television movies for good measure.
Farmer, attorney, policy maven, and conservative activist Martha Boneta of Fauquier County is also a member of the WJFN 100.5 FM team. Formidable and friendly, Boneta is a frequent guest host on the John Fredericks Radio Show, as well as an entrepreneur, an agriculture advocate who successfully lobbied the Virginia General Assembly to change state law to protect property rights, and a sought-after speaker who has made guest appearances on Fox News and many other news stations and national media outlets. Boneta will be a recurring voice heard on WJFN 100.5 FM.
Democrat Susan Platt, a longtime congressional staff leader and award-winning political campaign manager who previously worked for former Vice President Joe Biden during his U.S. Senate tenure, hosts “Find Your Roar,” an hourly interview and news talk program with a woman’s point of view on WJFN each Saturday morning from 9-10 a.m. EST on WJFN 100.5 FM.
While much of the commentary on WJFN is center-right politically, the station is actively seeking exciting new voices offering conservative and progressive commentary to add to its airwaves. Just as John Fredericks, a conservative supporter of President Trump, regularly hosts both prominent Republican and Democratic guests on his program and gives people from both sides of the aisle a chance to speak, WJFN 100.5 FM is looking for people with untapped talent who have a fresh perspective on current affairs.
In addition to its Virginia-based programs, WJFN 100.5 FM will air nationally-syndicated news talk programs including the Dennis Prager Show, the Savage Nation, the Larry Elder Show, the Joe Walsh Show, and Red Eye Radio. The station also serves as the Central Virginia broadcast affiliate for Virginia Military Institute (VMI) football and basketball games.
WJFN Radio 100.5 FM is Virginia’s new home for political news talk, featuring some of the most talented voices in local and national political commentary. Visit the station online at www.WJFNRadio.com. Listen live through this link, and connect with the station through Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Listeners can call the station and join the conversation at 804-778-8888.