For the first time ever, nearly every Chicago Cubs spring training game will be available to Cubs fans via television, radio or internet radio broadcast as the club today announced its 2011 spring training broadcast schedule.
The 2011 broadcast schedule will feature eight games televised by Cubs broadcast partners (six by WGN and two by Comcast SportsNet), 11 on the WGN Cubs radio network and 19 via internet radio broadcast on www.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.
In total, 32 of the 34 games (not including the intrasquad game) are scheduled to be available to Cubs fans via one or more broadcast mediums.
Cubs TV play-by-play announcer Len Kasper will join Mick Gillispie, radio broadcaster for Chicago's Double-A Tennessee affiliate, for most of the cubs.com internet radio broadcasts. Gillispie is entering his fifth season as the voice of the Tennessee Smokies and last season was named the Southern League Broadcaster of the Year. The first exclusive cubs.com broadcast takes place Tuesday, March 1 vs. the San Francisco Giants in Scottsdale.
WGN Radio will broadcast Chicago's first two games of the spring - Sunday, February 27 vs. Oakland and Monday, February 28 vs. Milwaukee.
The first televised spring game will be Sunday, March 6 when the Cubs host the Los Angeles Dodgers on WGN. Comcast SportsNet's first game will be Sunday, March 20 vs. the San Francisco Giants from HoHoKam Stadium.