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.