Susan Platt joins WJFN News Talk 100.5 FM Virginia political commentary lineup
A powerful voice offering a woman’s point of view on politics is joining the airwaves on Virginia’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.
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, is bringing her “Find Your Roar” hourly interview and news talk program to WJFN, a recently launched Richmond-based terrestrial radio station.
“Find Your Roar” will air each Saturday morning from 9-10 a.m. EST on WJFN 100.5 FM. The new radio show is an offshoot of Platt’s popular online podcast and video series “PLATT-itude: Find Your Roar” that debuted in October.
“As a Democratic woman who has worked at all levels of government for more than 30 years, and has established two organizations dedicated to helping women seek and win election to public office, I know firsthand the power of women finding their personal roar,” said Platt, a Loudoun County resident who ran for Virginia Lieutenant Governor in 2017 and previously helped create the Farm Team and its successor group, Emerge Virginia, to train Democratic women to run for office. “As recent elections in Virginia have reminded us, there is a diverse and growing chorus of voices yearning to be heard in our political process who want to make our government more representative and responsive to the concerns of the people. It is important that these voices are heard. On ‘Find Your Roar,’ the voices of women, and a few good men, will be welcomed to the conversation, just as John Fredericks has graciously invited me into the WJFN family to add a unique political perspective to the Virginia airwaves.”
Added John Fredericks, the host of the John Fredericks Radio Show and the Managing Director of WJFN 100.5 FM: “Bringing Susan Platt into the WJFN 100.5 FM programming lineup strengthens our roster of Virginia-based news talk and political analysis. This move demonstrates our commitment to offering fresh and diverse perspectives on the news of the day, and explaining what it means for the way our government functions, and how it impacts people’s everyday lives. WJFN provides an engaging, listener-oriented, interactive experience that enables our audience to directly connect in real time with the Virginia-based hosts providing insightful commentary from both sides of the political spectrum to spark lively conversations.”
WJFN formally launched earlier this month. Its programming lineup is headlined by the John Fredericks Radio Show and host John Fredericks, an experienced media executive and conservative commentator who was the Virginia Chairman of the Donald J. Trump for President Campaign in 2016. Fredericks’ eponymous show is simulcast from Washington, D.C. and can be heard in media markets across Virginia including Richmond, Hampton Roads, Lynchburg, and Roanoke. The John Fredericks Radio Show is also heard in Jacksonville, FL.
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 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).
Farmer, attorney, policy maven, and conservative activist Martha Boneta of Fauquier County is also a member of the WJFN 100.5 FM team. 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.
And coming early in 2019 on WJFN 100.5 FM is “The Gene Rossi Hour” hosted by Democrat Gene Rossi from Northern Virginia. Rossi is an attorney in private practice who spent years prosecuting dangerous criminals as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, and who ran for Virginia Lieutenant Governor in 2017. Rossi’s show will air on Saturdays.
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.