Welcome to WXVW – 1450 & 96.1 The Big X radio show.

The radio station formerly known as “The Sports Buzz” has a new name, and another signal.

WXVW, now “The Big X,” can be heard on 96.1 FM as well as 1450 AM. The station formerly was called “The Sports Buzz,” but an old photograph had owner Dugan Ryan thinking it was time for a change.

A typical day on WXVW begins with ESPN’s Mike & Mike at 6 a.m. and is followed by CBS Sports Radio at 10 a.m.

The next show, at 11 a.m. — The Hoosier Report with Matt Denison — completed its first year on the air last October. Every weekday at 11 a.m., Denison talks Indiana University and Southern Indiana high school sports.

After The Hoosier Report, Jim Rome’s national show airs, followed by a re-air of Denison’s program at 3 p.m. More local programming follows at 4 p.m., then a game — whether it be Indiana, the Colts, Western Kentucky athletics, the Pacers or high school sports — is the nightcap.

The new FM signal means the national and niche coverage can reach more listeners. With the AM signal, listeners in Floyds Knobs or Charlestown may have had issues at night. The new signal stretches from Sheperdsville, Ky. in the south to between Sellersburg and Scottsburg in the north. In the east, La Grange, Ky. is the approximate boundary and the signal stretches to Corydon in the west.

Mike Rutherford Returns to Louisville Sports Radio

UofL Sports’ Premier Talk Radio host is back on air. Mike Rutherford, is returning to Louisville airwaves on his new weekday sports radio program “The Mike Rutherford Show” on The Big X Sports Radio, WXVW. “The Mike Rutherford Show”, will premier August 16th and broadcast weekdays at 3pm – 6pm on 1450AM & 96.1FM, WXVW. This program will be a major departure from Mike’s other radio projects where he was a cohost. Mike will bring his unique analysis, great humor, inside connections, and tremendous listener support to a program he produces and directs.

Mike Rutherford has been the managing editor of the Louisville sports website Card Chronicle since 2006. He served as SB Nation’s college basketball editor from 2011-2020, and his writing has appeared on ESPN, CBS and Yahoo. Mike has hosted sports radio shows in Louisville since 2011 and served as the co-host of the popular Card Chronicle Podcast. His book, “100 Things Louisville Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die” peaked at No. 29 on Amazon’s Best Seller list. Rutherford has won 22 “Best of Louisville” awards during his time in sports media, including Best Writer, Best Website, Best Blog, Best Twitter Account, and Best Male Radio Show Host.

“Being paid to talk for three hours every day about something I genuinely love has always been a dream, and I’m so thankful to everyone at Word Media Group and Big X Sports Radio for helping me to realize it again,” said Mike.

General Manager of Word Media Group’s radio division Troy Miles said “we are proud to have a great local talent like Mike on our station and being a Cardinal fan, I’m really pumped that he’s back on the air.” WXVW is part of the Word Media Group family of stations here in Louisville that includes five local radio stations. The BigX is home of the best local sports talk with “Kentucky Roll Call” with TJ Walker and Nick Roush, “The Hoosier Report” with Matt Denison, Bellarmine and WKU Basketball.

For more information contact Troy Miles (502) 259-8085 or troy.miles@wordmediagroup.com

WXVW is home of the best national sports talk: Jim Rome (noon-3).
We are the home of the Indiana Hoosiers, Purdue, WKU and High School sports in Kentuckiana.