Keith Moreland Named New Cubs Analyst On WGN
February 16, 2011 at 9:02 AM (PT)
TRIBUNE Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO and the CHICAGO CUBS have announced that former CUBS player KEITH MORELAND will fill the big shoes left by the late RON SANTO as color analyst on CUBS radio broadcasts. MORELAND, who served as radio analyst for UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS LONGHORNS baseball for 16 seasons and football for nine seasons, will work alongside play-by-play broadcaster PAT HUGHES starting with FEBRUARY 27th's spring training game in MESA, AZ. He has previously filled in on CUBS broadcasts.
"I'm very excited to work with a great broadcaster in PAT HUGHES, a great team in the CUBS that I was lucky enough to play for and a great radio station that has the power to reach millions of CUBS fans," said MORELAND. "I'm not a replacement for RON SANTO -- he's impossible to replace. All I can do is be me and strive to connect and build a relationship with CUBS fans everywhere."
"The color analyst needs to not only be an outstanding broadcaster, but also have chemistry with play-by-play man PAT HUGHES, have respect of the players and coaching staff, be an ambassador for WGN Radio, the CUBS and advertising partners, be involved in the community, and most importantly -- embrace CUBS fans," said WGN VP/GM TOM LANGMEYER. "KEITH MORELAND is absolutely the right person for this position and we're excited to welcome him back to CHICAGO."
"We're thrilled that KEITH is returning to a full-time role within the CUBS family," said CUBS Pres. CRANE KENNEY. "KEITH was a popular player for six seasons with the CUBS and has maintained close ties with us since his retirement as a player with guest spots in our broadcast booths and appearances at our conventions. KEITH will display the same passion, instincts and knowledge for the game during our WGN radio broadcasts as he did on the field."