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Fred Persinger


Fred Persinger joined the MetroNews Radio Network fulltime in October 2001, but has been a member of the MetroNews family for over 20 years. A native of Beckley, Persinger started his radio career at WWNR in Beckley and later moved to WTNJ in Mount Hope. For 27 years he served as voice of the Beckley Woodrow Wilson Flying Eagles football and basketball teams. A veteran broadcaster who has called state tournament action in football, basketball and baseball, Fred has become known as the voice of high school sports in West Virginia.

In addition to his duties as affiliate relations director for MetroNews, Persinger also serves as host of The Point After, MetroNews Tee2Green, High School Gamenight, High School Football Scoreboard, High School Football Daily Report, and High School Basketball Roundup.

An avid golfer, Fred resides in Hurricane with his wife Jan. They are the parents of two sons, Fred II and Shawn.



Recent Articles by Fred Persinger

Some Very Important Games Among The 53 in Week #11!

And, away we go with week eleven and the final week of the 2022 WV High School Football regular season!  A total of just ten teams wrapped up the regular season last week and that means we have 52 games being played across the state this weekend in what will be the final regular season

October 31, 2022 - 10:30 am

Regular Season Closes for Nine Teams this Weekend!

Week #10…..where has the time gone?  This Friday night, of the 111 teams that play high school football in WV, 9 of them will bring their 2022 regular season to a close.  And, of those nine teams, four will also turn in their gear because making the playoffs is out of the question. In all

October 24, 2022 - 12:37 pm

Week #9.....'21 vs. '22!

For those of you keeping track, the 2022 high school football season is flying by as we enter week #9 of regular season play this weekend!  Sometimes, it is just fun to look back to last year and see where we would be standing if the championship games were being played this weekend!  Last year’s

October 17, 2022 - 10:10 am

Undefeated vs. Winless...2021 vs. 2022 In or Out

For high school football fans around the state, week #7 of the 2022 high school football season is officially in the books.  That means, there are only four more weeks left in the regular season! Looking at some numbers as we exit week #7, we still have 12 teams that are undefeated and, we have

October 10, 2022 - 10:15 am

Week #7 Is Here and Comparisons Can Be Fun!

As we get set to head into week number seven of the 2022 High School Football season, we are headed into that time of the year when winning is very important!  If you take a look back at the teams that were in the football playoffs last year, Class AAA is almost a mirror image

October 3, 2022 - 9:15 am

A Respectful Number of Undefeated Teams!

With week #5 of the high school football season now officially in the books, we have only six more weeks of the regular season left to be played!  And, with that said, we have a respectful number of undefeated teams remaining, especially in Class A. Looking at the specific numbers, in Class AAA there are

September 26, 2022 - 10:23 am

Halfway Mark Coming Up - Still 25 Teams Undefeated!

I know, we say it every year, but the high school football season is really flying by!  It almost seems impossible, but after play this weekend, more than half of the teams that play high school football in WV will have played five of their allotted ten games! And, as we near the half way

September 20, 2022 - 10:35 am