Someone Bought This: Radio WWF

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A family sits around the radio

In 1993 for a few months the WWF had a syndicated radio show called “Radio WWF” where they did audio play-by-play for that year’s SummerSlam and Survivor Series. There was also a show hosted by Jim Ross which featured interviews with wrestlers and he took calls from fans.

It was promoted from time to time on WWF television around the time but it didn’t last very long at all- probably no more than six months. I don’t think many radio stations were interested in carrying it.

But, a handful of radio stations did pay for the rights to air “Radio WWF” programing; so they really did “buy this”.

Did anyone get Radio WWF in their area? What station was it on? What was it like? Please leave a comment below and tell us about what you remember. Thanks!

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20 Responses to "Someone Bought This: Radio WWF"
  1. James S says:

    If they had this today, it would probably be on XM radio.

  2. Alan says:

    It was on “Choice 102.3 WSWO” back in 1993-94. They dropped it in June 1994 when they changed formats to “Kickin’ Country 102.3 WSWO”. I still have some of those on cassette. Jim Ross hosted for the first few months, & then Vince McMahon took over after he fired JR. I enjoyed it, although it was all kayfabe. Mostly, they talked to WWF wrestlers & had them answer fans’ questions. WSWO didn’t air them, but I believe the last broadcast of a PPV was Wrestlemania X. The quality of the show dropped off a cliff after JR left.

  3. Sir Thomas says:

    If any of the stations in that little thumbprint of a town where I used to live in 93 played it, it would’ve been news to me. It was nothing but country, and maybe one alternative rock station that went off the air whenever there was a Royals game in need of coverage.

  4. Mister Forth says:

    I really need to see if any here bought that.

  5. Raven7309 says:

    I do seem to recall something similar to this being broadcast on the radio in my hometown. The few times that I listened to it, it was broadcasts of wrestling matches. Whether or not it was Radio WWF, I don’t remember.

  6. I'm Not Using My Real Name says:

    I remember hearing about this but no stations carried it where I live. I remember thinking how much money they could save doing a radio show. If the commentators are good enough they could just make up a match with play by play and not need to pay any wrestlers. Or they could watch a WCW match and change the names, how would anyone listening at home know?

  7. Chris says:

    It was broadcast on 550 AM in St. Louis, MO. I remember Jim Ross, Lord Alfred Hayes, and Gorilla Monsoon were on the early episodes. It was exciting because they mentioned WCW happenings occasionally as well. This is when I first heard about the Sid Vicious – Arn Anderson incident. Jim Ross reported it on WWF Radio! Also, the Disco Inferno was a regular caller, and would make challenges to WWF Superstars. It was interesting when he ended up debuting on WCW programming a short time later. Towards the end of its run, it was hosted by Johnny Polo (Raven) and Stan Lane.

  8. James says:

    I never heard WWF Radio here. Anyone remember WCW’s show on WSB radio in Atlanta? Somehow I was able to listen to an episode, I forget how. I did, however, pick up Vince Russo’s show in 1992-93 a few times, that coming from the NY area. What I wouldn’t give to hear some of those again!

  9. WaylonMercy2K13 says:

    Does anybody remember the very short lived return of Radio WWF in 2000? I know that they gave it a few mentions on the C-shows (Superstars, Heat and Livewire) and they devoted a brief segment to it at that year’s Summerslam where Mick Foley appeared on the show and danced (yes, dancing on the radio show. Way too similar to that scene in “Auto Focus” where Bob Crane and Clayton Moore did a hype job over The Lone Ranger taking off his mask on radio).

  10. Caveman says:

    I wonder if Mike Check pre-empted because of Radio WWF some time. I bet he’d have a thrilling story to tell about it, even if not. I’d love to hear that.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Wrestling on the radio wasn’t uncommon back in the Golden Age. I wonder whose idea it was to try to bring it back as late as the 90s when there just wasn’t as interest in that sort of thing?

  12. James S says:

    WCW had a radio show huh? I wonder how that was

  13. Stan says:

    If someone found old episodes of this, Id hope they would upload it!!

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