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White Sox Find New Radio Home With WGN

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    (Published Thursday, July 13, 2017)

    The Chicago White Sox were suddenly left without a radio home earlier this year, but fortunately for the team they have agreed to a new deal to air their games this season.

    In a press release, the White Sox have officially announced that their games will air on WGN Radio beginning this season. The team’s first spring training game will mark their debut on the airwaves after several seasons at WLS-AM.

    “What an honor it is to join the White Sox family,” WGN Radio station manager Todd Manley said. “Summer starts today on WGN Radio.”

    Broadcasters Ed Farmer and Darrin Jackson will remain together on the radio call, the station announced in a press release. 

    The White Sox were left without a radio home after Cumulus Media, parent company of WLS, announced that it would seek to terminate rights contracts with the Sox and the Chicago Bulls during bankruptcy proceedings.

    The Bulls ultimately signed a deal with 670 the Score to broadcast their games, and the Sox have now found their home just over a week from their first spring training game.

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    WGN has plenty of experience with baseball broadcasts, serving as the home of the Cubs for nearly 90 years before the partnership ended following the 2014 season.

    There is no word on whether the Cubs will have to edit their signature victory tune, as “Go Cubs Go” features a reference to catching the team on WGN. 

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