Report: Cubs Could Be Close to Announcing New Broadcast Partners

The Cubs were expected to announce the team’s new radio partner by Opening Day, but both the first game of the year and the home opener passed without an announcement. According to a report from Chicago Business Journal, the Cubs could be close to announcing their new broadcast partners. Lewis Lazare reported “decisions about which […]

Report: WBBM-AM Leading Candidate to be Cubs Radio Partner

According to a report from the Tribune’s Ed Sherman, WBBM-AM has emerged as the leading candidate to become the Cubs new radio partner. Tom Ricketts and Crane Kenney have pointed to Opening Day as the timeframe the team would like to have its radio rights settled with either 720 WGN or a new station that […]

Tom Ricketts Discusses the Cubs, WGN and Provides Updates on Wrigley Field

After his annual meeting with the team prior to the first full squad workout, Tom Ricketts met with the media for his Spring State of the Cubs Address. The Cubs’ Chairman talked about the upcoming season, the team on the field and the minor league system. Tom Ricketts also discussed the team’s television and radio […]

Pitchers and Catchers Continue Pitching and Catching and News from Day Five of Cubs Camp

Pitchers and catchers continued getting their work in Monday while position players rolled in early in advance of Tuesday’s reporting day. According to reports, the second group of pitchers that includes Edwin Jackson, Carlos Villanueva, Jason Hammel, Pedro Strop and Jose Veras completed their second bullpens of the spring with no issues. Javier Baez was […]

Day Two of the 2014 Cubs Convention: Cubs Business Operations Update

Crane Kenney and his business operations department was the first session of the afternoon. The Cubs President of Business Operations provided updates on the team’s finances, the TV and radio contracts and the Wrigley Field Restoration project. The Cubs’ contracts with WGN TV and Radio expire after the 2014 season. Crane Kenney is expecting to […]

Cubs Future on 720 WGN Remains in Question

WGN-AM 720 exercised an option with the Cubs on Oct. 17 to re-open their contract with the team due to “sharply declining ratings because of the Cubs struggles on the field.” The uncertainty of the future of the long-time partnership between WGN and the Cubs impacted the search for Pat Hughes’ partner after Keith Moreland […]

WGN Radio and the Cubs Announce the Hiring of Ron Coomer

The search for a color analyst to call Cubs’ games alongside Pat Hughes officially ended on Friday when 720 WGN and the Cubs announced the hiring of one-time Cubs’ player Ron Coomer. The Hughes & Coomer Show will make its debut in Spring Training. Ron Coomer, 47, played for the Cubs during the 2001 season […]

Ron Coomer Will Reportedly Join Pat Hughes in the Cubs Radio Booth

According to a report from Robert Feder, WGN Radio and the Cubs will announce on Friday they have hired Ron Coomer to replace Keith Moreland in the Cubs’ radio booth. Ron Coomer agreed to a two-year contract to be the Cubs’ color analyst alongside the great Pat Hughes. Ron Coomer has been working pre and post-game […]

Report: Hollandsworth and Coomer Finalists for Cubs Radio Job

According to a report from Robert Feder, two former Cubs are finalists to replace Keith Moreland in the Cubs’ radio booth. Todd Hollandsworth and Ron Coomer appear to be the last two candidates to be Pat Hughes’ partner. Robert Feder reported both former players “are said to be at the top of the list” to […]

Cubs Exploring Options for Radio and TV Broadcasts, Still Searching for Radio Analyst

While the Cubs continue working on details to restore Wrigley Field with the city, neighborhood and the rooftop club owners, the team is also dealing with media rights between 720 WGN and WGN TV. WGN Radio exercised an option in their contract with the Cubs last month to re-negotiate the deal with the team due […]