Blackhawks Move To WGN
April 30, 2008 at 5:36 AM (PT)
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS hockey will move from CBS Sports WSCR-A (670 THE SCORE)/CHICAGO to crosstown TRIBUNE Talk WGN-A in a three year deal.
The HAWKS had aired on THE SCORE for eight years; the team is overhauling its broadcast presence and will for the first time televise all regular season games after televising some home games for the first time this past season.
“This is a big step forward in the new direction of this franchise,” said BLACKHAWKS President JOHN MCDONOUGH. “WGN Radio is one of the most powerful and prestigious stations in the country and will play an integral role in delivering our great product to as wide an audience as possible.”
“The BLACKHAWKS are proud to partner with the one of the most recognized call letters in the business,” added BLACKHAWKS SVP of Business Operations JAY BLUNK. “The legendary power and reach of WGN Radio will expose our brand to a new generation of BLACKHAWKS fans at a perfect time in the team’s history. With some of the brightest young stars in the NHL, this agreement signals a new era of BLACKHAWKS hockey.”
“WGN Radio is the Voice of CHICAGO and we’re proud to now also be the Voice of the BLACKHAWKS,” said WGN VP/GM TOM LANGMYER. “WGN Radio and the BLACKHAWKS truly represent the essence of life in CHICAGO and we’re thrilled to bring our listeners the excitement of BLACKHAWKS hockey.”