Cubs, CBS Radio announce new broadcast rights deal
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have announced a new broadcast rights deal with a CBS-owned station.
The agreement ends the team’s partnership with WGN Radio, which was one of the longest such relationships in broadcast history.
Cubs and CBS Radio officials announced the deal Thursday at a Wrigley Field news conference. It will begin with the 2015 season.
Under the multi-year deal, WBBM-AM will broadcast regular-season and postseason games in addition to some spring training games.
Broadcasters Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer will handle the play-by-play and game-day analysis.
The team and the station will also produce live concerts at Wrigley.
The deal will include promotional initiatives spanning all seven of CBS Radio’s Chicago stations as well as its digital and social media platforms.