Read the full press release below announcing Rodney Ashby as the new on-air partner for Robby Robinson during VCU basketball games!
ASHBY TO JOIN VCU MEN’S BASKETBALL RADIO TEAM
RICHMOND, Va. - VCU Sports Properties announced on Friday that Rodney Ashby will join Robby Robinson on the men’s basketball radio team. Ashby replaces veteran announcer Mike Litos, who stepped away from the role following an eight-year run as color analyst.
Ashby, a VCU Basketball alumnus, has spent the past six seasons assisting the radio and television teams in a variety of ways, including as TV color analyst and pregame, halftime and postgame analyst on the radio broadcasts. He will continue to provide color to VCU’s TV broadcasts when needed.
“Right before the year ended, Mike Litos told me he thought it was a good time to step aside. A few years ago he and his wife moved to the Northern Neck, and he wanted to spend more time out there,” Robinson said. “I spent most of the summer trying to convince him to stay, but in the end, he felt comfortable with his decision to move on to the next phase of his life. Fortunately, we had someone in Rodney who Rams fans are familiar with and will do a tremendous job on the broadcasts.”
Ashby’s first game as the full-time analyst will be on Thursday, Nov. 26 as the Rams open the 2020-21 season against the Charlotte 49ers. The pregame radio broadcast will begin at 6 p.m. That contest will tip-off at 6:30 p.m.
All VCU home and away games are broadcast on Entercom Richmond’s Sports Radio 910 (AM) The Fan and Big 98.5 (FM). They are also streamed on TuneIn radio and the Radio.com app.