The VMI Radio Network serves to keep fans from around the state in tune with Keydet Athletics. VMI football, basketball and baseball can all be heard on the airwaves each season. Read below for more information on each sport's offerings.
Stay tuned for information as to when the Keydets may appear on television during the upcoming season.
Keydet football returns to the airwaves this fall with a four-station network spanning the state of Virginia.
The network flagship station for Keydet football will originate from WWZW (96.7) FM, which has recently upgraded its signal to a strong 25,000 watts that can be heard on both sides of the Blue Ridge, including the city of Lynchburg. Affiliates for the 2010 season include WLEE (990) AM in Richmond and WRIS (1410) AM Roanoke.
Wade Branner, “The Voice of the Keydets” since 1987, will produce the network and provide play-by-play for the 2010 season. Providing color commentary once again for selected games will be Cal Murray, VMI Class of ‘83 and a former punter for the Keydets from 1980 through 1982. Also returning to the network is the irreplaceable “Handy” Randy Atkins (VMI ’79), who enters his 34th season crunching the numbers as broadcast team statistician.
“Keydet First Call,” the pregame show of the network, will air 30 minutes before kickoff each Saturday. The network will originate from WWZW 96.7 FM in Lexington.
2010 VMI Football Radio Network
WWZW 96.7 FM Lexington
WLEE 990 AM Richmond
WWZW 96.7 FM Lynchburg
WRIS 1410 AM Roanoke
The popular pre-home game tailgate show is slated to return this fall. Airtime is 30 minutes before kickoff.
All of VMI's regular season and tournament games can be heard on WWWZ- 96.7 FDM, originating in Lexington.
Wade Branner, “The Voice of the Keydets”, returns to call the action. Branner will handle play-by-play duties and Cal Murray will be on hand to provide color commentary for a majority of the team’s contests this season.
The pregame show airs 15 minutes before tip-off.
Selected VMI baseball games can be heard on Lexington's WREL-AM 1450. Wade Branner provides the play-by-play for home games, while Brad Salois is scheduled to call the action for most of the road contests.
The pregame show airs 10 minutes before first pitch.
The VMI Athletic Communications Office will furnish information on upcoming TV broadcasts involving VMI teams as it becomes available. Fans are encouragged to check the sport's respective game notes or weekly release as well as the season schedule.