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

2021 Super Six - Great Games, Even Better Weather!

The 2021 Super Six in Wheeling did not disappoint!  However, after everything we all went through in 2020, just finding out the games were going to be played was certainly the best news of all! Once again, the Super Six Committee did not disappoint!  The wonderful men and women that are a part of this Super

December 6, 2021 - 11:41 am

2021 Super Six - #1 vs. #2 - #2 vs. #16 - #4 vs. #6

It is finally here….that very special week that generally falls around the first few days of December….and considering what 2020 was like for high school football fans in WV, this very special week in 2021 has been a long time coming! We certainly don’t have the time to go over every disappointment that was generated

November 29, 2021 - 11:23 am

2021 Proves Numbers Mean Very Little!

#1, #2, #3, #5, #2, #5, #14, #16, #2, #4, #6, #8……those are the seeding numbers of the 12 teams remaining in the hunt for three State Championship football trophies! The classification that came the closest to the top seeds advancing is Class AAA where #1 Huntington (12-0), #2 Martinsburg (11-1), #3 Bridgeport (12-0) and

November 22, 2021 - 8:45 am

2021 Seedings Are A Little Misleading!!!

It always happens……there is always an “upset” or two in the first round of the high school football playoffs!  However, in 2021 there were six!  Six games in which the “favorite” came up on the short end when the final score was posted on the scoreboard!  Running down those upsets, we had one in Class

November 15, 2021 - 9:30 am

48 For 6!

The second season has begun for the top 48 teams in the state and that number will start to rapidly shrink when playoff play begins this Friday night!  And, it will be an exciting weekend of high school football this Friday and Saturday as several key games are slated! We begin in Class A where

November 8, 2021 - 10:48 am

Last Week of the Regular Season and 51 Games!

Ten weeks down and just this one final week remains in the regular season of high school football in WV!  I can remember many times over the past several years when we reached the last week of the regular season, the number of games played on that final weekend would be far less than 51! 

November 1, 2021 - 2:59 pm

Two Weeks To Go, And Still A Lot of Ifs!

As we enter week number ten of the high school football season, we have a lot of teams wondering if they will have football to play after November 6th! As we all know, 2021 has not been nearly as bad as 2020, however this year and this football season has certainly had it’s ups and

October 25, 2021 - 12:55 pm