WGN, Blackhawks Ink Extension
January 16, 2013 at 4:05 AM (PT)
The CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS and TRIBUNE Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO have inked a five-year contract extension to keep the NHL squad on the station through the end of the 2018-19 season. The HAWKS have aired on WGN since the 2008-09 season.
“The CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS and WGN RADIO have forged a special relationship since the partnership began in 2008 and we are proud and honored to be able grow that even further thanks to today's great news,” said BLACKHAWKS Pres./CEO JOHN MCDONOUGH. “WGN Radio has broadcasted countless memories and hallmark moments for our organization and fans over the past few years and we are excited for what the future holds. We thank everyone at station for their tremendous support.”
“We are proud to extend our relationship with the BLACKHAWKS and bring the excitement of hockey play-by-play to our listeners,” said WGN DOS/Interim GM JEFF HILL. “The fast pace of the broadcasts provide an incomparable energy and we look forward to delivering the best hockey broadcasts for the next six years.”