ESPN Returns To Asheville As Revolution Moves To FM

ESPN Asheville 880 WPEK 1400 WMXF 1310 WISE 101.1 The RevolutioniHeartMedia is shuffling programming in Asheville NC.

Liberal Talk “880 The Revolution” WPEK Fairview/Asheville has moved to 101.1 W266CP Candler/WKSF-HD3 Old Fort. The move places the Liberal Talk format on a new 250w vertical/351m FM signal.

Replacing The Revolution on 880 WPEK will be Sports “ESPN Asheville“. The new format will also be heard on 1400 WMXF Waynesville (replacing a simulcast of News/Talk 570 WWNC) and 92.9 W225CJ Asheville. The station’s schedule will feature the national ESPN Radio lineup as well as the regionally syndicated David Glenn Show from 12-3pm and Paul Finebaum from 5-7pm. WPEK/WMXF will also carry University of North Carolina sports.

ESPN Radio programming was previously heard on Saga Communications’ 1310 WISE Asheville/970 WYSE Canton until it moved to Fox Sports Radio on May 1.

iHeartMedia Asheville announced today the debut of the new ESPN Asheville 92.9 FM/880 AM/1400 AM, First for Sports in Western North Carolina, effective immediately.

ESPN Asheville 92.9 FM/880 AM/1400 AM will broadcast the ESPN Radio lineup featuring Golic and Wingo in the mornings. In addition, the regionally syndicated, David Glenn Show will air from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and The Paul Finebaum Show is in the 5:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m. time slot. ESPN Asheville is also the new home for University of North Carolina Football and Basketball.
“I’m really excited we’re bringing the ESPN format back to sports talk listeners here in Western North Carolina,” said Brian Hall, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Asheville. “The ESPN brand aligns perfectly with our platform of top-rated iHeartMedia radio stations here in Asheville.”

“ESPN is the premium brand in all of sports and ESPN Radio offers the best programming on the planet for sports fans,” said Bill McMartin, Area President for iHeartMedia Asheville. “iHeartMedia is already the home to the best local and regional sports in the area. Having ESPN Radio available in Western North Carolina will provide our listeners with even more coverage of the teams they love.”

Full Programming Lineup:
“Golic and Wingo” 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Dan LeBatard 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
“The David Glenn Show” 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Will Cain 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Paul Finebaum 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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