2/16 Moreland to join Hughes at WGN Radio

WGN Radio Wednesday announced Keith Moreland is the new analyst for Cubs radio broadcasts, taking over for the late Ron Santo. Moreland replaces Ron Santo, who died in December.

“I’m elated,” Moreland said Wednesday. “That’s the only word I can use. I hate to be sitting in this seat because nobody can replace Ron Santo. He was a great friend and a tremendous Cub fan. I can’t do anything but try to be myself.”

Moreland played for the Cubs from 1982-87, as well as the Phillies, Padres, Tigers and Orioles. A native of Dallas, he was a catcher, third baseman and outfielder. The Cubs are special to him and said his favorite game in 1984 was the “Sandberg Game” when Ryne Sandberg hit two game-tying homers off the Cardinals’ Bruce Sutter.

“When you go back and look at your career, it was such an incredible place to be a part of,” Moreland said.

The first WGN Radio broadcast will be Feb. 27, when the Cubs open Cactus League play.

Moreland is optimistic, just like all Cubs fans.

“Before my lifetime is over, we’re going to win a World Series, I’m a firm believer of that,” Moreland said.

– Carrie Muskat

3 Comments

Why are they replacing Rn Santo? I think he did a fine job.

rglyfld, am hoping you have found out since your post that Ron passed away in December. The Cubs 2011 media guide will honor him with a montage of photos from his days as a broadcaster and player.

I am so happy to have Keith replacing Ronnie and I am sure he would wish him well as I do. Keith was a little scrapper as a player and I am sure he will be no push over as a broadcaster. He comes with plenty of experience from broadcasting in Texas. I wish you well, Keith – I was a huge fan of yours in the 80s and your stock once again went up with me! Welcome back to Chicago.

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