Frank Giardina Joins West Virginia Radio Corp

Frank Giardina, one of the leading sports voices in West Virginia, has joined the broadcast team of West Virginia Radio Corporation.

Giardina will serve as Sports Director of WVRC Charleston where he will be the lead host on Charleston’s ESPN Radio show The Drive, heard weekdays from 4-6pm on 104.5 FM and 1490 AM, and lead host on WCHS’s Sports Page of the Air from 7-8pm.

Giardina will also be a regular contributor to the Metronews Radio Network, writing a daily column for the website,, and appearing regularly on other Metronews programs.

“I have a great passion and love for our state, our sports fans and the athletic programs in our state,” Giardina said. “I look forward to being in a position to have an impact on our entire state through my involvement with West Virginia Radio Corporation.”

Giardina brings to the new positions more than 30 years experience in broadcasting and college athletics administration. He most recently served as Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs at Marshall University

Giardina said while he’s looking forward to his new challenges, it will be hard to leave Marshall.

“I’ve been greatly blessed this past year to have had the chance to work for my long-time friend, Mike Hamrick,” Giardina said. “Mike is doing an incredible job as Marshall Athletic Director and I’m very proud of some of the things we were able to accomplish.”

The McDowell County, West Virginia, native has broadcast hundreds of sporting events over the years and hosted countless hours of sports talk radio. Giardina brings a passion for sports and an encyclopedic memory of sports history to the position. 

“I love college football and basketball,” Giardina says, “and I’m arrogant enough to think I could match wits with any college football or basketball historian in the country.”

WVRC Vice President and Market Manager Mike Buxser said he expects Giardina to make a significant impact on sports coverage in the Kanawha Valley.

“I’m excited about having Frank join us as our sports director,” said Buxser.  “He’s a native West Virginian who lives and breathes sports. He will bring a unique perspective to our listeners.”



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