It's Official -- WSCR-A (670 The Score)/Chicago Is Cubs Flagship
November 11, 2015 at 7:15 AM (PT)
As ALL ACCESS tipped you last month (NET NEWS 10/22), CUBS fans will soon hear all 162 of their favorite baseball team’s regular-season games on CBS RADIO Sports WSCR-A (670 THE SCORE), as the station has been named as the team’s new flagship radio station, beginning with the 2016 season.
“We had an outstanding 2015 with THE CUBS and couldn’t be prouder to be aligned with such a great partner,” said SVP/Market Mgr. ROD ZIMMERMAN. “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 Pres./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.”
In addition to CUBS games being broadcast on WSCR-A, THE SCORE will also feature weekly segments with manager JOE MADDON during the SPIEGEL AND GOFF Show (weekdays 9a-1p), the CUBS manager’s show before every regular season game, live broadcasts from WRIGLEY FIELD and the surrounding neighborhood, several joint promotional initiatives, exclusive coverage of the team throughout the season, as well as interviews with Cubs players, coaches and front office management.
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.