#Cubs announce spring broadcast sked
Cubs fans will be able to watch or listen to nearly every Spring Training game this year via television, radio or internet radio broadcast.
The Cubs announced Wednesday that a Cubs game will be available every game day of the spring schedule via one or more broadcast mediums, and 30 of the 32 games are scheduled to be available overall. The only games not available are road split squad games, March 7 against the Rockies and March 12 against the Dodgers.
The schedule features nine games to be televised by Cubs broadcast partners, including six by Comcast SportsNet Chicago and three by WGN-TV. Nine games will be broadcast on 670 The Score Cubs Radio Network, and 21 will be available via internet radio broadcast on http://www.Cubs.com. Fans can access the Cubs webcasts on Cubs.com and MLB.com for free by registering for a log-in account with the website.
Two games will be broadcast on ESPN: March 17 against the Diamondbacks from Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., and March 24 against the Giants from Scottsdale.
670 The Score, the team’s new radio rightsholder, will broadcast its first game on March 5 when the Cubs play host to the Reds. Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer return as the radio voices of the Cubs.
Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s first game will be March 16 when the Cubs play in Surprise, Ariz., against the defending World Champion Royals. WGN-TV’s first game will be March 20 when the Cubs play host to the Royals in Mesa. Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies return to call all Cubs TV games.
Kasper will join Mick Gillispie, radio broadcaster for the Cubs’ Double-A Tennessee affiliate, for most of the Cubs.com internet radio broadcasts. They will kick off the Cactus League season on March 3 when the Cubs travel to Maryvale, Ariz., to face the Brewers.