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Charles Graves retires after 44 years at WSVA

After 44 years of service, well known Valley radio announcer Charles Graves has decided to retire from WSVA Radio in Harrisonburg.

Podcast: The 2015 debut of Play Ball!

Hosts Chris Graham and Mike Bocock talk baseball on the 2015 debut of Play Ball! The show, which airs on Thursdays on WSVA-550 in Harrisonburg, focuses this week on local high school baseball, and sets the schedule for the 2015 Rockingham County Baseball League season.

Defense comes up big for JMU in 61-50 CAA win at Charleston

Junior guard Ron Curry (Pennsauken, N.J./Paul VI) scored a game-high 19 points and James Madison used stifling zone defense to pick up a 61-50 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball victory Monday night at TD Arena.

Inside the Numbers: The top-rated radio stations in the Harrisonburg market

Two country stations sit atop the ratings in the Harrisonburg radio market in the most recent Nielsen Audio Quarterly Report.

JMU men’s basketball falls to High Point, 80-71

Sophomore guard Jackson Kent (High Point, N.C./High Point Christian) tied a career high with 18 points but High Point used a second-half surge to get past James Madison, 80-71, in men’s basketball on Saturdayevening at the JMU Convocation Center.

JMU drops 70-58 men’s basketball decision at East Carolina

JMU led by as much as 11 in the first half but could not hang on to the advantage, as East Carolina surged to a 70-58 victory in men’s basketball on Saturday evening at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

JMU football on the nTelos Wireless Broadcast Network

Fans of James Madison Athletics, wherever they may be, have numerous ways to keep up with Saturday’s football action with James Madison at Villanova, including those via the internet without the need of any apps.

JMU football continues road swing at Lehigh on Saturday

The JMU football team will be on the road for the second straight game to open the 2014 season, traveling to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to take on Lehigh. Both teams are receiving votes in the The Sports Network and FCS Coaches Polls.

Play Ball! season finale airs tonight on WSVA

Play Ball! with Mike Bocock, hosted by Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham, airs its season finale tonight at 6 p.m. live on WSVA-550AM in Harrisonburg, Va.

JMU nTelos Wireless Broadcast Network kicks off coverage with Saturday’s football game at Maryland

JMU fans will have ways, both locally and worldwide, to follow the JMU football and men’s and women’s basketball teams this season on the JMU/nTelos Wireless Broadcast Network.

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AFP’s Crystal Graham takes the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Augusta Free Press LLC Vice President Crystal Graham took the ALS #IceBucketChallenge today. Augusta Free Press will donate $100 to ALS on her behalf and challenges other local businesses and individuals to match our donation! Clients, you are up!

Interview: Waynesboro Generals general manager Tyler Hoffman

Waynesboro Generals general manager Tyler Hoffman was a guest on Play Ball! with Mike Bocock and host Chris Graham, the editor of Augusta Free Press. Hoffman talked with Mike and Chris about the Generals’ run to the 2014 Valley League championship, the team’s second championship in two years.

JMU Athletics retains VerStandig Broadcasting as radio flagship

James Madison University Athletics has announced its continued partnership with VerStandig Broadcasting (WSVA-AM550 and WHBG-AM1360 Radio) in Harrisonburg as the flagship stations for its football as well as men’s and women’s basketball broadcasts.

River City Radio Hour ends seventh season

One of the Valley’s longest running productions completes its seventh season on June 20 when the River City Radio Hour takes it final bow at WTA’s Gateway.

Advertise on Play Ball! baseball radio program for $75

Augusta Free Press is handling advertising placements for the Play Ball! radio program. Placements start at $75 for inclusion in the program. Your ad will be featured in both broadcasts – the original run on WSVA and the repeat on ESPN radio. More details are below.

Listen to Play Ball! on WSVA

Play Ball! with Mike Bocock and Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham is back on WSVA-550AM in Harrisonburg, Va., today at 6:25 p.m.

Mike Bocock, Chris Graham cover Shenandoah Valley baseball scene on Play Ball!

Legendary baseball coach Mike Bocock returns to the airwaves this month on WSVA-550AM in Harrisonburg with “Play Ball!” Bocock, whose teams have won eight Valley Baseball League championships in his 25 years in coaching, will be joined on “Play Ball!” by co-host Chris Graham, the editor of The Augusta Free Press and the long-time voice of the Waynesboro Generals.

Ukulele/bass duo featured at April River City Radio Hour

The Friday, April 18th River City Radio Hour will mark the first appearance of Frets & Fingers on the Radio Hour and another chapter of Basic City Boys.

SaraJane McDonald on bill for River City Radio Hour

The 90 minute performance starting at 7:30pm. The performance will feature the River City Radio Hour regulars, the Boogie Kings: Richard Adams, J. T. Fauber, and the keyboard genius William Hayes and comedian Marsha Howard.

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Gateway changes schedule for River City Radio Hour

After seven years, the River City Radio Hour performance beginning with the Friday, Jan. 17 edition of the Radio Hour.

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Boogie Kings take center stage at River City Radio Hour in Waynesboro

“At the close of the October Radio Hour, one of our long-time fans said she loved the show, but wish we had more time with Boogie Kings,” says Clair Myers producer of the River City Radio Hour. “We promise you, she will get her wish in November.”

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Wealth of talent on October River City Radio Hour

Clair Myers, producer of the River City Radio Hour, says, “We have a wealth of talent on the October Radio Hour.” To prove his point, he announced that Dr. Stephen Levine and the Dreaded Blues Lady, Lorie Strother, and the dynamic duo of Chet and Jill will join the Boogie Kings for a jam-packed musical hour on Friday, October 18.

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River City Radio Hour debuts on WSVA on Sept. 29

It seems like a given. The River City Radio Hour has always been on the radio. Right?

Show Featured United Way HR & Goodwill Industries

The Issues in Aging Radio show on WSVA 550 AM featured United Way of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County (UWHR) and Goodwill Industries of the Valley’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) on August 26.

Young ballplayer wins WSVA First Pitch Contest

Evan Sites isn’t worried that he might throw one out of the strike zone. The crowd will be bigger than he’s used to playing in front of in his Little League games, but still, Sites, 9, is a pitcher. “Not really at all,” Sites told WSVA-550AM “Late Afternoons” host Mike Schikman on Thursday. On Sunday, before the WSVA Waynesboro Generals Game of the Week, Sites will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.