WINA/Saga keeps UVA sports

About two months after departing announcer Mac McDonald predicted the decision would happen, UVA has apparently renewed, and perhaps expanded, its sports presence on the radio stations formerly called Eure Communications. An announcement posted at wina.com reveals that UVA will continue to allow its sports event to be broadcast by the Charlottesville Radio Group (as the former Eure stations, now owned by Saga Communications, are called).

Since the sale by Eure, Saga has unveiled a new station primarily consisting of liberal talk shows, and even that one– 1450 WVAX– will, like WINA, broadcast live baseball and men's lacrosse games, according to the WINA release. WINA will also continue to carry "Inside Virginia Women's Basketball" with coach Debbie Ryan and the "Cavalier Minute." The company will also coordinate "all production, engineering, and delivery of Virginia Sports Radio Network programming" to its network affiliates across Virginia.

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Thank you! I am a huge fan of women's games and unfortunately my schedule does not allow me to attend all of them, so I listen to them on the radio. Major kudos for this decision

Just be sure that Mac McDonald keeps doing his commentaries....he is thorough, understandable, and knowledgeable on UVA football and basketball. Great job.

The Daily Progress suggests this morning that the contract STILL hasn't been signed. That the deal in place since 1998 "expired at the end of June, and a new agreement has yet to be signed." And how confusing are all these names? "Mac McDonald, the 'Voice of the Cavaliers,' is actually employed by Virginia Sports Properties, the local division of CBS Collegiate Sports Properties."