Center for Politics and WTJU To Create Pre-Election Public Radio Segments


The Crystal Ball, a political analysis project from the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, will be featured in a new public radio segment produced by WTJU-FM in the weeks leading to the Nov. 6 election.

WTJU (91.1 FM) is U.Va.’s community radio station for music and public affairs. The station will make the programs available free to public radio stations around the country starting Sept. 10.

The Crystal Ball features clear-eyed election news, analysis and projections in a concise package. Each program will come in two formats: a 3½-minute two-way interview and a 60-second summary. Featured will be Larry Sabato, University Professor of Politics and director of the Center for Politics, and analysts Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley.

“For political junkies and interested voters, the name ‘Sabato’ signifies solid political analysis and accurate election predictions,” Nathan Moore, WTJU general manager, said. “The team at Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball project is talented and engaging on-air. I’m thrilled that WTJU will serve as the host station for this weekly election news analysis program. It promises to provide a useful service not just to Charlottesville listeners, but to public radio listeners around the country.”

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