Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Chicago Radio: WSCR Officially New Home For MLB Cubs

Chicago Cubs fans will soon hear all 162 of their favorite baseball team’s regular-season games on Chicago’s longest running all-sports radio station.

CBS RADIO’s WSCR 670 AM The Score and the Chicago Cubs announced Wednesday the station has been named as the team’s new flagship radio station, beginning with the 2016 season. Chicago’s original all-sports station will broadcast all regular and postseason games, as well as select spring training contests.

This past season, Newsradio WBBM 780 AM / 105.9 FM broadcast Cubs games as part of a multi-year sports and entertainment agreement signed with CBS RADIO in 2014. WBBM is also home to the Chicago Bears since 2000.

“We had an outstanding 2015 with the Cubs and couldn’t be prouder to be aligned with such a great partner,” said Rod Zimmerman, senior vice president and market manager of CBS RADIO Chicago.

“Today’s announcement provides a year round platform for the city’s beloved sports franchise on Chicago’s heritage all-sports radio station. With the Bears on WBBM and the Cubs among our portfolio, we can offer fans the best in sports play-by-play while still delivering the news and information most impactful to the local community.”

“We are excited to continue our partnership with CBS RADIO and join Chicago’s top sports station,” Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney said. “With the broadcast team continuing to deliver great coverage, our first year with CBS was outstanding, and we look forward to many more to come on WSCR.”

WSCR 670 AM (50 Kw) Red=Local Coverage Area
Pat Hughes will continue as play-by-play man with Ron Coomer as an analyst on broadcasts, Kenney said. Mark Grote will continue to handle pregame and postgame hosting duties, he added.

The Cubs are coming off a 97-win season in which they advanced to the NLCS for the first time since 2003.

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