Dear WNUR Sports listeners, readers and friends,
In these uncertain times, we wanted to reach out and give you some certainty about our station. Of course, with all games canceled for the remainder of the winter and spring seasons, WNUR Sports programming will look a little different this spring. Our hearts go out to all the athletes who had their seasons cut short. We will miss witnessing women’s basketball’s run to the NCAA Tournament. We will miss lacrosse’s dominance under the lights in Ryan Fieldhouse. And we will miss taking in warm Evanston days hearing the crack of a bat at Miller Park and Drysdale Field. We miss sports. At the end of the day, however, what’s most important is the health and safety of our athletes, broadcasters and fans, for which we are thankful every day.
With no sports, we cannot put out any new broadcasts, but we don’t want to leave you sports-less. Starting this week, we will broadcast the Northwestern game you, the listeners, want to hear. Every Monday, our Twitter (@WNURSports) will send out a poll with a selection of our best broadcasts from a particular sport, and the winner will be rebroadcast that Thursday at 7 p.m. CT on Mixlr. Be sure to tune in tomorrow to relive the 2018 Holiday Bowl!
We will also resume publishing written stories to our website regularly. Look for weekly recaps for every sport from the 2019-20 school year as well as a wide array of other stories including retrospectives, predictions and in-depth features on Chicago’s Big Ten Team.
Our other weekly audio programs will continue production from our station members scattered across the country. Podcasts will recap the seasons for football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball and the abbreviated baseball season while also looking ahead to next year.
The SportsVoice and SportsVoice After Dark will soon get back to bringing you the content you’ve come to know and love from the talk shows. We’re hoping to stream The SportsVoice online in its usual Sunday spot (complete with a healthy dose of our favorite game Pick ‘Em), while SVAD will have the most ridiculous sports and pop culture content to fill your quarantine needs.
Thank you all for your continued support, and we wish the best for you in these tough times.