Last week, WCRL signed a four-year contract with the Crimson Tide Sports Network.
“It’s been a while since Alabama’s sports programs have been carried by a Blount County station,” said WCRL owner, Robbie McAlpine. “We’re excited to have that back where it belongs right here in Blount County.”
Tom Roberts, director of broadcasting for the network, was on hand to sign the paperwork with McAlpine. Roberts is the host of “Hey Coach,”one of the network’s shows. Additionally, WCRL will air Crimson Tide football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and baseball and will broadcast daily Crimson Tide updates.
“We are delighted to have them back because Oneonta has been pretty good to The University of Alabama down through the years,” said Roberts. “We’re happy to have an affiliate here again.”