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WGN America Dropping Chicago Sports Due To Minimal Ad Revenue, Lack Of National Interest
Published June 3, 2014
HUGHES NOT GOING ANYWHERE: In Chicago, Paul Sullivan notes "wherever the Cubs land," radio play-by-play announcer Pat Hughes is "certain to return" in '15 for the final year of his contract. But negotiations on an extension will "have to wait until the new station is announced." Hughes has been a WGN employee "since leaving the Brewers' booth" in '96. WGN-AM, which aired its first live baseball broadcast in '24, has been the "exclusive radio home of the Cubs" since '58 (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 6/3).