List of Chicago White Sox broadcasters

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Shared rights (pre-1944)[edit]

In 1943 and earlier, several stations carried the White Sox simultaneously. The team allowed as many stations as desired to carry their games, although probably not all stations carried all games, especially road games. For example, in 1931, Sox games aired on WIBO, WMAQ, WGN, WENR, and WCFL. Announcers for stations other than WGN and WMAQ are unknown.

Exclusive radio rights weren't awarded by the Sox until 1944.

Station frequencies and call letters are accurate for the years of their White Sox broadcasts.

Due to the North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement that took effect on March 29, 1941, WBBM moved from 770 to 780 kHz, WENR/WLS moved from 870 to 890, WCFL moved from 970 to 1000 and WJJD moved from 1130 to 1160. Most American and Canadian stations above 730 kHz changed frequencies on this date.

Exclusive rights (since 1944)[edit]

On January 18, 2018, WLS owner Cumulus announced that they are exercising their opt-out clause and voiding its contract with the White Sox, due to the company's current bankruptcy proceedings.

The White Sox and WGN Radio signed a multiyear agreement on 2/14/2018.

WJJD was a daytime-only station the years they had the White Sox radio rights. Night games were carried on WIND, WFMF, WBKI, and WCFL as listed above.

Station frequencies and call letters are accurate for the years of their White Sox broadcasts.


Stations (broadcast)[edit]

Stations (cable/pay-TV)[edit]

WBBS-TV and WPWR-TV shared Channel 60 and carried SportsVision programming in 1982 and 1983. In 1984, SportsVision programming was carried by ON-TV on WSNS-TV Ch. 44. All broadcasts were scrambled. SportsVision became a cable and satellite station in 1985 when ON-TV ceased operations. It changed its name to SportsChannel Chicago in 1989 and Fox Sports Net Chicago in 1998.

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