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Career Opportunity: Executive Producer

The John Fredericks Radio Network is seeking a Morning Show Executive Producer for our daily morning talk show which airs Monday-Friday 6-10 AM.

This is a full-time position: 5:30 AM – 1:30 PM

The John Fredericks Radio Network is syndicated across 7 radio stations in Virginia and is the owner of a Richmond based radio station. The company is growing and this is a career level position that offers unlimited potential and growth.

The position is Chesapeake, VA based in Western Branch. Possible future relocation to Richmond, VA

John Fredericks is the show host, and he has diverse guests on his show. John Fredericks is a supporter of President Trump and has served as his Virginia campaign chairman in 2015-16.

Please read the duties and qualifications below BEFORE emailing a cover letter that explains why this opportunity is right for you and your resume to: VBNToday@GMAIL.com

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Keep current on issues of importance and interest to listeners.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced ever-changing environment
  • Be able to deal with rapid change, think on your feet, and be flexible
  • Creation of montages, timely news actuality clips
  • Communication with the host via text during the show (mostly remote)
  • On-air production, including screening listener phone calls, emails, and social media interactions.
  • During the live broadcast, direct the host and control the flow of the program. Coordinate audience engagement and transitions.
  • Editing of key segments for use on other stations and daily podcasts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Know and adhere to the highest standards of journalistic ethics and excellence.
  • Think, plan and execute programs with creativity.
  • Work independently and as part of a team, meeting tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrate strict attention to detail, on and off the air.
  • Maintain composure and professionalism when faced with the unexpected.
  • Demonstrate dexterity in using various electronic studio equipment and computer software.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One to two years’ experience in talk show production or directly transferable experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently under strict deadline pressure.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, including strict attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in broadcast representation.
  • Successful content generation on social media.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in live call-in talk show production or directly transferable experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience.
  • SALARY: Negotiable

 

Please EMAIL a cover letter that explains why this opportunity is right for you and your resume to: VBNToday@GMAIL.com

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 www.WJFNRadio.com 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 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.

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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.

 

Sen. Rand Paul Eviscerates Saudi’s: “No More Arms Sales!”

In an exclusive interview on the John Fredericks Show, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) skewered Saudi Arabia, questioned the wisdom of the Trump Administration’s cozy strategic relationship with the Kingdom and called for an immediate halt of all arms sales.

“I’ve talked to President Trump about this directly,” Paul said. “We must take decisive action now, and we need answers on the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The response we have been provided by MBS–that they lost video camera footage-are laughable, insulting and insufficient.”

Paul, a key member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, also demanded an immediate suspension of U.S. support for the Saudi-UAE coalition involvement in the Yeman civil war.

A long and lonely critic of the Patriot Act, Paul accused American spy agencies of intercepting and taping President Trump’s phone calls.

“I asked them point blank if this was true, and my question was not answered,” Paul said. “I have no doubt our own President’s phone calls are being intercepted and recorded. This is outrageous.”

Virginia Republican Congressional Candidates Stay Away from Senate Nominee Stewart


Truncated: Repost from the Richmond Times-Dispatch
Virginia Republican Congressional Candidates Stay Away from Senate Nominee Stewart
BY PATRICK WILSON Richmond Times-Dispatch
Twitter: @patrickmwilson

One Republican who has made campaign appearances with Stewart is Del. Ben Cline of Rockbridge County, who is running for Congress in the 6th District, where GOP Rep. Bob Goodlatte is retiring. Cline faces Democrat Jennifer Lewis in the Republican district, which includes Roanoke, Lynchburg, Harrisonburg and rural areas along the Shenandoah Valley.

But the prevailing GOP position on Stewart seems summarized by Rep. Rob Wittman, R-1st, who in July said he didn’t have plans to campaign with Stewart.

“Our schedule is booked all the way through this campaign season,” he told radio host John Fredericks. “My focus is 100 percent on our campaign and getting things done there.”

Trump Campaign Virginia Chairman Asks Question in White House Briefing

Repost: The Hill

The Trump campaign’s Virginia chairman, John Fredericks, asked a question during the White House press briefing on Wednesday.

Fredericks, who hosts a syndicated conservative radio show called the John Fredericks Show, asked the last question of the briefing.

“I want to change the topic a minute if I may and go South,” Fredericks said, eliciting a smile from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Though the bulk of the press conference was about the White House’s stance on Russian interference in the 2016 election, Fredericks posed a question about Mexico.

“The incoming president of Mexico has made two very bold suggestions,” Fredericks said. “One, he’s looking at giving amnesty to the drug cartels.”

“Today, they come out and say they’re seriously looking at legalizing all drugs in Mexico,” Fredericks added. “If they do that, obviously it’s going to have a tremendous impact on the incoming amount of drugs into the United States.”

“What is the president’s position on that and are they going to do anything to stop that from happening in Mexico?” he asked.

Fredericks was likely referring to reports that Obrador was considering the legalization of drugs nationwide in an effort to quell the violent drug cartel warfare.

“Certainly, we’re going to continue engaging with our Mexican partners,” Sanders responded to Fredericks. “I don’t have a specific policy announcement on that front.”

“However, I can say we would not support the legalization of all drugs anywhere and wouldn’t allow more drugs to come into this country,” she said.

One Twitter user tweeted at Fredericks saying, “I don’t remember the last time [Sanders] smiled or was looking forward to a question from the press.”

“Wouldn’t you know it, it was from Republican pundit [Fredericks]?” the user Tweeted.

“What’s not to like?” Fredericks replied.

Fredericks tweeted earlier in the day that the White House presser was “all Russia.”

“Again,” he added.

The John Fredericks Show, which he advertises with the hashtag #TruckingTheTruth and #GodzillaOfTruth, appears to frequently promote pro-Trump ideas and messages. The show’s website promotes pictures of Fredericks with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and Trump himself.

Under President Trump, conservative media outlets have gained more official seats in the White House briefing room.

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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