Sox’ new home is an old home: WGN Ra­dio

Chicago Sun-Times - - SOX BEAT - Daryl Van Schouwen

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The White Sox have a new ra­dio home, and it’s a fa­mil­iar one to Chicago sports lis­ten­ers: WGN- AM ( 720).

Scram­bling in re­cent weeks to find new air­waves for the tan­dem of Ed Farmer and Dar­rin Jack­son after Cu­mu­lus Me­dia nul­li­fied longterm con­tracts with the Sox and Bulls on WLS- AM ( 890), the team landed at the long­time ra­dio home of the Cubs.

The agree­ment, re­port­edly for three years, was jointly an­nounced by the Sox and WGN. It in­cludes all reg­u­lar- sea­son and post­sea­son games as well as se­lect spring­train­ing games, start­ing with the Cac­tus League opener Feb. 23.

WGN was syn­ony­mous with the Cubs be­fore end­ing a 56- year part­ner­ship in 2014, when the Cubs moved their broad­cast to the Sox’ for­mer home, the Score ( 670- AM).

“What an honor it is to join the White Sox fam­ily,” WGN Ra­dio sta­tion man­ager and vice pres­i­dent of con­tent Todd Man­ley said in a state­ment. “Sum­mer starts TO­DAY on WGN Ra­dio.’’ “It’s a fan­tas­tic win for White Sox fans,” Sox se­nior vice pres­i­dent of sales and mar­ket­ing Brooks Boyer said. “We are thrilled to team up with an iconic me­dia or­ga­ni­za­tion in Chicago, de­liv­er­ing the hus­tle and pas­sion of White Sox games to WGN Ra­dio lis­ten­ers through­out the city and Mid­west.”

The Sox and WGN Ra­dio go way back. They broad­cast on WGN from 1927 to 1943 with leg­endary voices Jack Brick­house, Bob El­son and Quin Ryan call­ing games.

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