Cubs Announce Affiliate Station Guide for 2015 Regular Season Television and Radio Broadcasts
The Chicago Cubs announced an affiliate station guide to complement the 2015 television and radio schedule featuring broadcasts from Comcast SportsNet Chicago, WGN-TV, WLS-TV/ABC 7 and WBBM Newsradio 780-AM.
WGN-TV’s first of 45 broadcasts will take place Tuesday, April 7, at 7:05pm CDT vs. the St. Louis Cardinals, the club’s second game of the season following the national opener on ESPN2 Sunday, April 5. WLS-TV/ABC 7, a new television home for the Cubs in 2015, will televise the first of its 24 games Wednesday, April 8, at 1:20pm CDT vs. the Cardinals. Comcast SportsNet Chicago has its first of as many as 87 games Saturday, April 11, at 7:10pm CDT at the Colorado Rockies (this game is scheduled for CSN+).
WBBM Newsradio 780-AM, the club’s radio rightsholder, will carry all regular and postseason games. During these broadcasts, non-stop news coverage will be available on-air at 105.9-FM, online at CBSChicago.com or via the Radio.com app available for mobile devices.
“Our goal is to provide Cubs games to as many fans as possible throughout our territories,” said Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney in a statement. “We appreciate the effort of Comcast SportsNet and our over-the-air broadcasters to bring Cubs games to homes in markets outside of Chicago.”
Fans located in viewing and listening areas outside of the WBBM Newsradio 780-AM, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, WGN-TV and WLS-TV/ABC 7 markets can tune in to hear or watch Cubs games on the affiliate stations listed below.
Information for each over-the-air game broadcast also may be found on the broadcast information page at Cubs.com. Cubs fans living in markets whose service provider does not currently carry Comcast SportsNet are encouraged to contact their local providers to express an interest in viewing Cubs games.
For Cubs games outside of the team’s home television territory, fans can purchase a subscription to MLB.TV.
Cubs 2015 Regular Season TV Affiliate Broadcast Guide
The following affiliate stations are part of the 2015 Cubs Radio Network
This is the complete affiliate program guide that is also available for download in a .pdf version on Cubs.com. This guide covers the Cubs broadcast territory in which games on MLB.TV and The MLB Extra Innings package on DirecTV are blacked out.
Games that were previously broadcast on WGN America, which was the superstation, are no longer available. WGN America decided last spring to stop broadcasting Chicago sports. For those that have missed the news over the last year, click here, and follow the links to read up on the subject.
Tribune CEO Peter Liguori made the decision last May to stop broadcasting Chicago sports on WGN America. The Cubs did not have anything to do with Tribune’s decision to pull the games from the network.