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

It's Super Six Time in Wheeling....

From 114 teams to only 6….and the 6 teams that remain are indeed the Super Six!   When the first of three games this weekend kick off this Friday night on the island in Wheeling, high school football fans will be treated to what should be the best football state championship in quite a while! On

December 2, 2019 - 9:26 am

Practicing On Thanksgiving Day!

The 2019 high school football season began, officially, the week of August 26th….that was fourteen weeks ago!  And, when the season began that hot week in August, we had 114 teams across the state all striving for several things, including practicing on Thanksgiving Day!  Fast forward to this week, November 25th, and of those 114

November 25, 2019 - 10:20 am

Just Because You Are the Higher Seed.....

Just because your team is the higher seed in the high school football playoffs, doesn’t mean it’s a guarantee you’re moving on to the next round! When the 1st round of the 2019 West Virginia High School Football Playoffs began last Friday night, we had 48 teams that had earned the right to move on

November 18, 2019 - 10:38 am

Football Playoffs to Begin; Volleyball Season to End!

This weekend, the high school football playoffs begin across the state with a total of 24 games to be played either this Friday night or Saturday afternoon.  In fact, when you look at the breakdown of all three classes, there will be 15 games that kick off at 7:30 Friday night and 9 games scheduled

November 11, 2019 - 11:00 am

Final Regular Season Week for Football; State Championships in Soccer!

It is officially week #45 of the year 2019…..week #18 of the WVSSAC Standardized Calendar….and, week #11 of the 2019 regular season for high school football.  Week #11 is also the final week of the regular season for high school football.  Of the 114 teams that play SSAC high school football in the State, 96

November 4, 2019 - 10:58 am

Week #10 - And Still A Lot of Important Games Left!

When play began last week in high school football across the state, we had 10 undefeated teams!  As we get set for action in week #10, we now have only eight teams without a blemish on their record!  Last Friday night, the Golden Tornado of Keyser fell from the unbeaten ranks as they dropped a

October 28, 2019 - 11:09 am

500 - 52 - 50...Which Is More Impressive?

Numbers can certainly be impressive, especially when referring to successful streaks! Last Friday night, the Man Hillbillies defeated the Wyoming East Warriors and in doing so, won their 500th football game in the school’s history.  Also last Friday night, the Martinsburg Bulldogs went on the road to Salem, Va. and defeated a previously unbeaten Salem

October 21, 2019 - 12:11 pm