Update 4/19: Add another potential name for the pending Conservative Talker as Batton adds Freedom1021FM.com into his portfolio.
Original Report 4/17: Is a station sale and flip to Talk in the works in the Hampton Roads?
A few domain registrations indicate that former 1650 WHKT morning host Steve Batton is about to acquire Red Zebra Broadcasting Sports “102.1 The Game” WXTG-FM and bring aboard a new format. The website at Batton’s RedChairBroadcast.com states that they are about to make their first acquisition soon. Batton registered Talk1021.com and FMTalk1021.com for his pending acquisition on April 12. The Red Chair Broadcast site features a contact number of (757)541-TALK that ties into the format as well as his base in Virginia Beach.
A few weeks ago, VARTV.com’s Bob Corbin tweeted the following which first teased that a FM Talker was on its way into the market: