Cubs make their radio move to WSCR official

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Pat Hughes looks out over the ballpark before a game in 2004. | Sun-Times Media file photo

The dominoes were all in a row, Wednesday morning the final domino fell. The Chicago Cubs have officially moved from WBBM to WSCR 670 The Score.

While it had been widely expected, it was announced Wednesday morning on WSCR’s “Mully and Handley Show.” Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney made the announcement on-air.

“We are really proud to say today that we are coming over to the score this year.”

WBBM brought over the Cubs before the 2015 season after spending the previous 90 years with WGN. Both WBBM and WSCR are owned by CBS Radio. When The Score didn’t renew their contract with the White Sox, it seemed the obvious decision to move the Cubs to the all sports station.

With the help of the Cubs, WBBM had the highest ratings in the city. Of course this was almost certainly aided by the Cubs surprise season.

The news of the move to WSCR was first reported by Chicago media reporter Robert Feder in late October. The Cubs signed a seven-year deal with CBS Radio before last year, which will continue with WSCR. The whole Cubs radio broadcast team will make the move, including Pat Hughes, Ron Coomer and Mark Grote.

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