#Cubs announce 2016 TV schedule

The Cubs announced their 2016 regular season television schedule, and fans will be able to watch games on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, WGN-TV and WLS-TV/ABC 7.

WLS-TV/ABC 7 will televise Opening Night from Anaheim on April 4 at 9:05 p.m. CT, the station’s first of 25 games this season.  Comcast SportsNet Chicago has its first of as many as 86 games on April 5 at 9:05 p.m. CT from Anaheim (this game is scheduled for CSN+).  WGN-TV’s first of 45 broadcasts will take place on April 8 at 8:40 p.m. CT from Arizona.  WGN-TV will also televise the Cubs’ home opener on April 11 vs. the Reds at 7:05 p.m. CT.

Cubs games have been televised by WGN since 1948 (a handful of the 45 WGN-TV produced games will be televised by WPWR My50 Chicago).  This will be Comcast SportsNet’s 12th season televising the Cubs and the second for WLS-TV/ABC 7.

Len Kasper returns for his 12th season in the Cubs’ television booth and will be joined by Jim Deshaies for their fourth season together broadcasting Cubs baseball.



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Is WLS-TV ABC 7 the channel you can only see if you live in Chicago?

So opening night can’t be seen outside of the Chicago / LA areas?

It will be a nationally televised game I am pretty sure on ESPN.

According to ESPN, Cubs at Angels on Opening Day scheduled to be broadcast on ESPN2

Carrie…Thanks for the TV info. But what is going on with Cubs radio? Three different stations in three years? What ever happened to tradition? You’d think that Cubs radio broadcasts would be something a station would want to hang onto for generations. Puzzled.

WBBM and WSCR are both part of the CBS radio family. WSCR was broadcasting White Sox games, but they’re moving to another station, which opens up space for the Cubs. As for WGN Radio, they decided to go in a different direction

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