John Fredericks Announces Addition of Democrat Susan Platt to the WJFN News Talk 100.5 FM Virginia Political Commentary Programming Lineup

The ‘Find Your Roar’ show hosted by Platt, a Capitol Hill veteran and former Virginia Lieutenant Governor candidate, will air each Saturday morning (9-10 a.m.) at 100.5 FM on the radio dial, and online, beginning December 1

RICHMOND, VA – 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 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.


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.



Stewart Has State GOP in a Pickle

Repost from News Advance

If you’re a top official of the Republican Party in Virginia, you know you’ve got a problem on your hands when one of your rising political stars in the House of Representatives takes to the airwaves and demolishes the candidate at the top of the ticket less than four months before the crucial congressional midterm elections.

That’s exactly what Rep. Scott Taylor of Virginia Beach, who represents the Second Congressional District, did last week when he appeared on the John Fredericks Show, the most-listened-to conservative talk radio show in the state.

Fredericks asked Taylor, a freshman representative seeking his second term in Congress, what he thought of Corey Stewart’s chances of knocking off Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine in November. Taylor, a former U.S. Navy SEAL, was blunt: “Clearly there are some things that I don’t agree with him on and, in terms of how he campaigns, there’s no way in hell you’re going to be able to put forth a winning campaign without a different message. … Zero shot in the way the campaign was run in the primary to win the general.”

To say Stewart is controversial is an understatement. The chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, Stewart has long advocated stringent immigration policies — he’s not just against illegal immigration and rounding up undocumented immigrants, but he’s skeptical of immigration in general.

In 2017, when he sought the GOP gubernatorial nomination and almost defeated Ed Gillespie, the eventual nominee, in the party’s June primary, he wrapped himself in the flag — the Confederate flag — and embraced the issue of Confederate monuments. A red-hot topic in Charlottesville, white supremacists from across the nation staged the “Unite the Right” rally on Aug. 12, ostensibly in support of that city’s monuments to Gens. Robert E. Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson that the local government had targeted for removal. Stewart publicly allied himself with one of the top leaders of the Unite the Right, Jason Kessler, even appearing with him at pro-monument events in Charlottesville in early 2017.

Stewart also was an early backer of Paul Nehlen, who’s running for the congressional seat being vacated by House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Nehlen, by the way, has shared anti-Semitic posts and memes on social media, railed against the “Jewish media” and kept a list of his Jewish “enemies” on Twitter. Stewart has since disavowed his support of Nehlen, but Nehlen’s stands have been well known since 2016.

Traditional Republican conservatives have not yet warmed to Stewart. Rep. Taylor is noncommittal about campaigning with him. The Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity has said it will not contribute any money to his campaign. The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the group working to elect more Republicans to the Senate, has no plans to back Stewart.

Taylor, in the Fredericks show interview last week, had some advice for Stewart that, frankly, he should take: “[T]alk about, you know, kitchen table things, not Confederate statues. … [T]he reality is what do you think the average person cares about more his job or that? So adjust your message. Get it right to be able to exploit the vulnerabilities where Tim Kaine is weak. Very weak frankly.”

Will Stewart heed his party’s advice? Your guess is as good as anyone’s at this point in time.

Source:  News Advance

The Silent Trump Supporter Has Gone Global, And So Has The Red Hen

By Curtis Ellis 

The 2016 election gave us the “Silent Trump Supporter” — Trump voters who would not reveal their true sympathies to pollsters.

This was a great mystery at the time, but seeing now how Trump supporters are routinely denigrated, harassed and vilified, their silence was understandable if not prescient.

In 2018, the Silent Trump Supporter has gone global.

Around the world, government officials and heads of state ritually denounce President Trump to anyone who will listen.  But at the same time they are pursuing the game-changing policies the president has championed.

Take this story from the European Union, please.

“China and the European Union vowed to oppose trade protectionism in an apparent rebuke to the U.S., saying unilateral actions risked pushing the world into a recession,” reports the lead sentence in a recent Bloomberg story. 

However, European companies are complaining about the “lack of reciprocity between the access to China’s markets that they get, and the access Chinese companies get to Europe.” Brussels also has problems with China’s forced technology transfers, steel overcapacity, cyber espionage and investments targeting critical technology and infrastructure.

Read the full report from The John Fredericks Report.

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