Results tagged ‘ WGN ’

2/20 Cubs TV schedule

The Cubs announced their 2014 regular season television broadcast schedule. All 162 games will be available in high-definition in the Chicago area for the sixth season in a row.

WGN will televise the Cubs’ March 31 season opener at Pittsburgh at 12:05 p.m. CT and Comcast SportsNet will have its first broadcast the next game, April 2 in Pittsburgh at 6:05 p.m. CT. WCIU will televise its first game on April 20 when the Cubs host the Reds at 1:20 p.m. CT. Additionally, WGN will broadcast Wrigley Field’s 100th Anniversary game on April 23 against the Diamondbacks.

Cubs games have been televised by WGN since 1948 and by WCIU since 2000. This will be Comcast SportsNet’s 10th season televising the Cubs.

Len Kasper returns for his 10th season in the Cubs’ television booth and will be joined by Jim Deshaies for their second season together broadcasting Cubs baseball.

— Carrie Muskat

2/4 Cubs TV sked

Get your remote ready. The Cubs released their 2010 TV schedule Thursday. The season opener April 5 will be carried on WCIU from Atlanta. WGN will handle at least 58 games, starting with the home opener April 12 against Milwaukee. There could be more on WGN, depending on whether ESPN or FOX pick up a game.

The Cubs will be on ESPN back-to-back Sunday night broadcasts on July 11 from Los Angeles, which is the last game before the All-Star break, and July 18 at home against Philadelphia.

The Cubs are scheduled to air on FOX eight times in 2010, including May 22 at Texas; May 29 vs. St. Louis; June 12 vs. White Sox; June 26 at White Sox; July 10 at Los Angeles; Aug. 14 at St. Louis; Aug. 21 vs. Atlanta; and Sept. 4 vs. the New York Mets.

Stay tuned.

— Carrie Muskat

8/26 Kenney to stay

Cubs chairman Crane Kenney will continue with the team after the sale to the Ricketts family is completed. WGN-TV also will continue as the primary over-the-air broadcaster of Cubs games.

Those moves were confirmed in court documents filed by Tribune Co. Kenney, now in his 16th season in the Cubs organization, will return, but his role was not spelled out.

The contract also says the Cubs will continue to broadcast games on WGN through 2022, though the Cubs are likely to shift more games to Comcast SportsNet. The Ricketts also received 25 percent of CSN in the deal to buy the Cubs and Wrigley Field.

— Carrie Muskat

Lights, camera, action

I’ve received lots of emails anxious fans worried about the 2009 TV schedule and fearful the Cubs will not be on WGN anymore. Not to worry. The team will release the official TV schedule and the Cubs will be on WGN. How many games, I don’t know yet.

— Carrie Muskat