John Fredericks Announces WJFN News Talk 100.5 FM Program ‘The Fighting Joe Morrissey Show’ Picked up by WNTW The Answer 820 AM

‘The Fighting Joe Morrissey Show’ hosted by outspoken former state Delegate and onetime Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Joe Morrissey airs Tuesday-Friday (10 a.m.-noon) on 100.5 FM on the radio dial ( online) and WNTW 820 AM

RICHMOND, VA – In a sign of growing popularity, unrepentant radio raconteur Joe Morrissey and his weekday program, “The Fighting Joe Morrissey Show,” have found an additional home on the Richmond airwaves after initially launching on WJFN 100.5 FM and online at

Morrissey’s program will continue to be broadcast in its regular slot (Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-noon EST) on WJFN 100.5 FM – the Commonwealth’s premier station for state and national political news talk – and it is now being simulcast on Chester-based station WNTW 820 AM.

“Throughout my career as a lawyer, legislator, and educator, I have dedicated my work to helping real people deal with real world issues,” said Morrissey. “Our radio program continues that tradition and I am gratified that ‘The Fighting Joe Morrissey Show’ is expanding its platform to include WJFN and WNTW so it can reach even more listeners to speak truth to power and be a voice for the voiceless.”

“This exciting development shows that Virginians seeking the best in political news talk and commentary recognize that our WJFN roster of conservative and progressive hosts are second-to-none and that listeners want to hear them far and wide,” added 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. “The addition of ‘The Fighting Joe Morrissey Show’ to the WNTW airwaves, which also carry the ‘John Fredericks Radio Show,’ is a natural fit and brings more diversity to the public discourse.”

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 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 experience that enables audience members to directly connect in real time with the Virginia-based hosts of WJFN 100.5 FM programs. The station’s goal is to showcase voices from both sides of the political spectrum to spark lively and ultimately productive conversations.

WJFN 100.5 FM is the broadcast home of The Fighting Joe Morrissey Show hosted by 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 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.

Democrat Gene Rossi, a Northern Virginia-based attorney in private practice with a national law firm who spent nearly three decades prosecuting dangerous criminals as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and ran for Virginia Lieutenant Governor in 2017, hosts “The Gene Rossi Hour” on WJFN each Saturday afternoon from noon-1 p.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 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.