WGN-A/Chicago, Blackhawks Renew Deal For 5 More Years
January 28, 2016 at 7:36 AM (PT)
TRIBUNE MEDIA News-Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO has inked a five-year extension of its contract ti broadcast CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS hockey. The BLACKHAWKS have aired on WGN since 2008 and will remain with the station through the 2023-24 season.
“The CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS take great pride in the strong relationship we have developed with WGN RADIO over the last eight years,” said BLACKHAWKS Pres./CEO JOHN MCDONOUGH. Today’s announcement is yet another example of the special partnership that our players, coaches, executives and front office have with the entire staff at WGN RADIO. We’ve had the great fortune of sharing many historic moments together and look forward to continuing to call WGN RADIO the home of CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS hockey.”
“Many, myself included, believe that WGN RADIO and the CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS have the best partnership in sports. This renewal is testament to that,” said WGN Pres./GM JIMMY DE CASTRO. “It’s an honor to formally extend this relationship and we look forward to celebrating many more BLACKHAWKS wins with our WGN RADIO listeners.”
“We’re excited WGN Radio will bring CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS play-by-play to CHICAGOLAND and fans everywhere for years to come,” said TRIBUNE MEDIA Pres./Broadcast Media LARRY WERT. “BLACKHAWKS hockey fandom continues to grow exponentially and we’re thrilled that WGN RADIO and TV can contribute to and be a part of it.”
In the photo: Sports Director DAVE EANET, Producer ROSS COCHRAN, News Anchor ANDREA DARLAS, Director of Sales JEFF HILL, Director of Marketing JACKIE PAULUS, Programming Director TODD MANLEY, Morning Show Host STEVE COCHRAN, and DE CASTRO.