Blackhawks moving to WGN Radio!
Here come the Hawks … to WGN-AM 720.
After eight years with CBS Radio's WSCR-AM 670 as their radio home, the Chicago Blackhawks are skating over to Chicago Tribune parent Tribune Co.'s WGN, sources said Tuesday.
A formal announcement was made in an on-air 7 a.m. Wednesday news conference in Pioneer Court, next to WGN's Tribune Tower studios. The station last week alerted media outlets it planned "a major programming-related announcement."
In recent years with WSCR, the Hawks have bought their airtime. But it's believed WGN-AM's three-year deal includes a rights fee.
The radio move is the second major broadcasting line change the Blackhawks have made this month under Chairman Rocky Wirtz and President John McDonough, who had a longstanding relationship with WGN as an executive with the Tribune Co.-owned Chicago Cubs.
The Hawks, in a reversal of past policy, began televising a handful of home games this past season and on April 1 formally announced that all 82 regular-season games will be on TV in high definition next season on Comcast SportsNet and Tribune Co.'s WGN-Ch. 9, which last carried Hawks road games in the 1960s and early 1970s.
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