Chicago Cubs Radio Network

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The Chicago Cubs Radio Network comprises 25 stations in three states.[1] As of 2014, it is a division of Tribune Broadcasting's Tribune Radio Network.

From 1958 to 2014, the Cubs' flagship station has been WGN, 720 AM. Pat Hughes has been the play-by-play announcer since 1996. Judd Sirott handles the Cubs Central pre- and post-game shows, and calls the fifth inning of each game. Dave Eanet occasionally fills in on play-by-play as well. From 1996 to 2010, Hughes was partnered with Ron Santo. After Santo's death, Keith Moreland took over as color commentator, lasting three seasons (2011–13). Ron Coomer was color commentator for the 2014 season.

All 162 regular season baseball games, some spring training games, and all postseason games are broadcast by the network, though not all affiliates distribute the entire slate. The games are transmitted to stations via C-Band satellite service on AMC-8.

As the Tribune Radio Network, the network's non-sports programming includes National Farm Report, a farm news feature hosted by Orion Samuelson; Samuelson Sez (a weekly commentary hosted by Samuelson); and Farming America, a farm news feature hosted by Steve Alexander (previously by Max Armstrong).

Beginning in the 2015 season, the Cubs' broadcast rights will move to CBS Radio. The first season will be broadcast on WBBM & WCFS-FM; the flagship for 2016 depends on whether WSCR retains the rights to the crosstown rival Chicago White Sox, and WGN has indicated it will make a play for the White Sox broadcast rights. All of the Cubs' on-air personalities will make the move from WGN to CBS.[2]

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