Saga Communications has cancelled Rob Schilling’s Saturday-morning show on WINA, Bryan McKenzie writes in today’s Daily Progress. The conservative talker and former Charlotteville City Councilor’s daily show has been airing for two years, Monday through Saturday. It’s one of just four shows being produced at WINA now, along with their morning show, Coy Barefoot’s afternoon show, and their “Best Seat in the House” sports show.
The Michigan-based Saga bought Eure Communications’ stations in 2004, which was when it became clear that change was coming to 3WV, WINA, and Z95, and not for the better. Station management wasn’t available to comment by the Progress’ press deadline, so Schilling himself is the source of the story. His show will be replaced with the Laura Ingraham Show. Whatever one thinks of Schilling or his show, there’s no doubt that the area is better served by his local show than a nationally-syndicated one.