WISCONSIN NETWORK NOT YET IN THE FOLD
Published November 16, 1995
Wisconsin Independent Networks Sports has yet to televise any games nearly a year after getting approval for a $300,000 loan from the state. Network organizers had hoped to begin providing cable viewers with Wisconsin pro, college and high school sporting events "as early as February," but have yet to even take out the loan. Mike Hegan, one of the organizers of WINS and a TV analyst for the Indians, said they are still working on "trying to put something together." Hegan said organizers were "poised and ready to go" in February but were never able to get deals with cable companies and the Brewers and Bucks. But Vince Sweeney, who handles TV for the Univ. of WI, said they have not heard from WINS "in a while" and do not know "what happened to them" (WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL, 11/16).