Cubs announce 2015 spring broadcast schedule
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The Cubs released their 2015 Spring Training broadcast schedule late Wednesday and announced that almost every game will be available via television, radio or internet radio broadcast.
The schedule features 10 games televised by Cubs broadcast partners (seven by Comcast SportsNet Chicago, three by WGN-TV), eight on the WBBM Newsradio 780 Cubs Radio Network and 21 via internet radio broadcast on cubs.com. Fans will be able to access the Cubs webcasts on cubs.com and MLB.com for free by registering for a log-in account with the website.
WBBM-AM Newsradio 780, the club’s new radio rights-holder, will air its first game on Saturday, March 7, when the Cubs play at the Rockies with Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer on the call. Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s first game will come from Las Vegas on Friday, March 13, when the Cubs play the Athletics. WGN-TV has its first game on Sunday, March 15, when the Cubs host the Cincinnati Reds at Sloan Park. Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies return to call all Cubs TV games.
Kasper will again join Mick Gillispie, radio broadcaster for Chicago’s Double-A Tennessee affiliate, for most of the cubs.com internet radio broadcasts.
All games start at 1:05 p.m. Arizona time unless otherwise noted. Chicago is one hour ahead of Arizona through Saturday, March 7, before moving to two hours ahead on Sunday, March 8.
Day Opponent, Location, Broadcast Availability
3/5 Athletics (SS), Sloan Park, Cubs.com
3/5 Giants (SS), Scottsdale, —-
3/6 Reds, Sloan Park, Cubs.com
3/7 Rockies, Scottsdale (1:10), WBBM 780
3/8 Rangers, Sloan Park, WBBM 780
3/9 Padres, Sloan Park, Cubs.com
3/10 Indians, Goodyear, Cubs.com
3/11 Dodgers, Sloan Park, Cubs.com
3/12 Angels, Tempe (1:10), Cubs.com
3/13 Indians (SS), Sloan Park, Cubs.com
3/13 Athletics (SS), Las Vegas (5:05 PT), CSN-TV
3/14 Brewers (SS), Maryvale, WBBM 780
3/14 Athletics (SS), Las Vegas (12:05 PT), —-
3/15 Reds, Sloan Park, WGN-TV, WBBM 780
3/16 Padres, Peoria, Cubs.com
3/17 Royals, Sloan Park, Cubs.com
3/18 Dodgers, Glendale, Cubs.com
3/19 Diamondbacks, Scottsdale (6:40), CSN-TV, Cubs.com
3/20 White Sox, Glendale, Cubs.com
3/21 Mariners, Sloan Park, WBBM 780
3/22 Padres, Sloan Park, CSN-TV, WBBM 780
3/24 Athletics, Mesa, Cubs.com
3/25 Mariners, Peoria (7:05), CSN-TV, Cubs.com
3/26 Angels, Sloan Park (4:05), ESPN TV, Cubs.com
3/27 White Sox, Sloan Park, CSN-TV, Cubs.com
3/28 Rockies (SS), Sloan Park, WBBM 780
3/28 Reds (SS), Goodyear, —-
3/29 Royals, Surprise, WGN-TV, WBBM 780
3/30 Giants, Sloan Park, CSN-TV, Cubs.com
3/31 Rangers, Surprise, Cubs.com
4/1 Brewers, Sloan Park, CSN-TV, Cubs.com
4/3 Diamondbacks, Chase Field (6:40 p.m.), Cubs.com
4/4 Diamondbacks, Chase Field (1:10 p.m.), WGN-TV, Cubs.com