Lowly Cubs Costing WGN
The Chicago Tribune reports that because WGN-AM is losing gobs of money, Jimmy de Castro is taking a hard look at Chicago Cubs broadcast. The Cubs have lost nearly 200 games over the past two seasons which is turning both listeners and advertisers away. "Like any contract, there are periods where you do a business analysis. Both the Cubs and WGN are looking at it. We love our partnership and we hope it continues forever. The contract calls for us to take a look at it and we're going to do that," de Castro told the paper. The Cubs will remain on the station through the 2014 season, however after that a new deal may be required.
(10/23/2013 8:20:35 PM) |
7J4WBS Awesome post.Really thank you! Much obliged.
(10/17/2013 9:45:19 AM) |
Across our country, there are AM stations that once were highly-listened to, but are now infomercial-loaded relics of what they once were. This would be WGN in 3-4 years after they lose the Cubs, if that happens. Under-50 year olds, could care less about AM, and their geritol talk shows. Somehow, many radio people are in denial of this. Sports play-by-play is about the only thing keeping AM relevant at all, in many top markets.
|- Bob M|
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