Chicago Cubs Radio Network
Pat Hughes has been the play-by-play announcer since 1996. 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 became the color commentator in 2014. Mark Grote handles the Cubs Central pre- and post-game shows. Coomer takes over the play-by-play (with Hughes watching to color) for the fifth inning of most games. Cubs television announcer Len Kasper joins the radio network to call the fifth inning of nationally-televised games.
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.
From 1925 to 2014 (continuously from 1958 to 2014), the Cubs' flagship station was WGN, 720 AM, the lone radio station of the Tribune Company (which for many years simultaneously owned the Cubs, TV station WGN-TV and its national superstation, and the local newspaper from which it gets its name, the Chicago Tribune). When it was part of the Tribune Radio Network, the network's non-sports programming included the 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).
In 2015, the Cubs' broadcast rights moved to CBS Radio after Tribune declined to renew its longstanding broadcast rights. The 2015 season was broadcast by WBBM; after sister station WSCR's loss of radio rights to the Chicago White Sox to WLS in July 2015, it was widely expected that the Cubs would move to WSCR as a replacement. This move was confirmed by CBS Radio on November 11, 2015.
- Champaign WJEK FM 95.3
- Chicago WSCR AM 670 (Flagship station)
- Decatur WDZ AM 1050
- Du Quoin WDQN AM 1580
- Galatia WISH-FM 98.9
- Lawrenceville WAKO AM 910, FM 103.1
- Monmouth WRAM AM 1330
- Peoria WZPN FM 96.5
- Quincy WGEM AM 1440
- Springfield WFMB AM 1450
- Boone KWBG AM 1590
- Carroll KCIM AM 1380
- Cedar Falls KCNZ AM 1650
- Davenport KBOB AM 1170
- Des Moines KRNT AM 1350
- Dubuque WDBQ AM 1490
- Elkader KADR AM 1400
- Fairfield KMCD AM 1570
- Harlan KNOD FM 105.3
- Iowa City KXIC AM 800
- West Burlington KCPS AM 1150
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