Cubs fans will soon hear all 162 of their favorite baseball team’s regular season games on Chicago’s longest running all-sports radio station. CBS RADIO’s WSCR-AM 670 The Score and the Chicago Cubs today announced the station has been named as the team’s new flagship radio station beginning with the 2016 season. Chicago’s original all-sports station will broadcast all regular and postseason games, as well as select pre-season contests.
This past season, WBBM Newsradio 780AM and 105.9FM broadcast Cubs games as part of a multi-year sports and entertainment agreement signed with CBS RADIO in 2014. WBBM is also home to the Chicago Bears since 2000.
“We had an outstanding 2015 with the Cubs and couldn’t be prouder to be aligned with such a great partner,” said Rod Zimmerman, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO Chicago. “Today’s announcement provides a year round platform for the city’s beloved sports franchise on Chicago’s heritage all-sports radio station. With the Bears on WBBM and the Cubs among our portfolio we can offer fans the best in sports play-by-play while still delivering the news and information most impactful to the local community.”
“We are excited to continue our partnership with CBS RADIO and join Chicago’s top sports station,” said Chicago Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney. “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.”
In addition to Cubs games being broadcast on WSCR-AM, The Score will also feature weekly segments with Joe Maddon during the Spiegel and Goff Show (weekdays, 9:00am-1:00pm, ct), the Cubs manager’s show before every regular season game, live broadcasts from Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood, several joint promotional initiatives, exclusive coverage of the team throughout the season, as well as interviews with Cubs players, coaches and front office management.
The Chicago Cubs are among nearly 30 professional sports teams featured on CBS RADIO stations across the country. As the leader in sports radio, the division of CBS is home to such legendary teams including the New York Yankees, New York Giants, New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Cardinals, and Detroit Red Wings, among others.
WSCR is the No. 1-rated station of its kind in Chicago. WSCR is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, a division of CBS Corporation. CBS RADIO operates 117 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. The Company also owns and operates WBBM-AM, WBBM-FM, WCFS-FM, WJMK-FM, WUSN-FM, and WXRT-FM in the Chicago market. Follow The Score on Facebook and Twitter.