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Aug. 3, 2006

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The University of Virginia athletics department announced on Thursday (August 3) plans to renew its radio partnership with Clear Channel by reaching an agreement for WRVA-AM (1140) to be the home for Virginia Athletics programming in Richmond for the next three years.

WRVA-AM will continue to be the home for Virginia football and men’s basketball play-by-play broadcasts, as well as the Cavalier Call-In show on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. In addition, 10 Virginia women’s basketball games will air on either WRVA-AM or WRNL-AM (910). WRNL-AM is Clear Channel’s sports station in the Richmond market.

Ruth Stoutermire, regional vice-president of Clear Channel Virginia, is enthusiastic about the University of Virginia continuing as the flagship sports program on WRVA-AM.

“We’re delighted that 1140 WRVA will continue to be the Home of the Cavaliers in Central Virginia,” Stoutermire said. “Our listeners will hear every minute of the action with no interruption. UVa continues to be our primary play-by-play and feature sports programming offering, and our top priority.”

Virginia Executive Associate Director of Athletics Jon Oliver is glad the relationship between WRVA-AM and Virginia Athletics is continuing.

“WRVA-AM continues to be an important and integral part of our radio network,” Oliver said. “Clear Channel and WRVA have been loyal partners with the Virginia Sports Radio Network and I’m pleased our relationship is continuing. To have a quality station like WRVA as our Richmond affiliate is very important to us.”

Virginia begins its 2006 football season on Sept. 2 at the University of Pittsburgh. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. with the pre-game show beginning on WRVA-AM at 6 p.m.

The Cavalier Call-In show with head football coach Al Groh starts on Monday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.

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