When Pat Hughes says “Chicago Cubs Baseball is on the air” in early March it will be on WSCR-AM 670 The Score. The Cubs announced Wednesday the station has been named the team’s new flagship station.
In a move that has been anticipated for a year and Robert Feder reported would happen last month, beginning next season Chicago Cubs Baseball will be heard on 670 The Score.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with CBS Radio and join Chicago’s top sports station,” Crane Kenney said in a statement. “With the broadcast team continuing to deliver great coverage, our first year with CBS was outstanding, and we look forward to many more to come on WSCR.”
Pat Hughes is returning as the Voice of the Chicago Cubs and will call the games with Ron Coomer. Mark Grote is staying on for pre and post-game shows.
The Cubs’ broadcasts were on WBBM 780 AM last season. There was a one-time option to move the Cubs to The Score in the terms of the seven-year contract the team signed with CBS Radio last year. When the White Sox decided to leave The Score for Cumulus Media and WLS AM 890 it created the opening to shift the Cubs from WBBM to 670 The Score.
“We had an outstanding 2015 with the Cubs and couldn’t be prouder to be aligned with such a great partner,” Rod Zimmerman, senior vice president and marketing manager of CBS Radio Chicago said in a statement. “Today’s announcement provides a year-round platform for the city’s beloved sports franchise on Chicago’s heritage all-sports radio station.”