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Cumulus Media trying to drop White Sox/Bulls from WLS

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QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Feb 7, 2018 -> 11:31 AM)
Who are the White Sox???

 

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Just perfect timing.

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QUOTE (Chet Kincaid @ Feb 7, 2018 -> 09:09 AM)
It’s amazing that no one seems to care about this. I check the news and twitter every day and... nothing.

I've been hoping for updates too. Came here and was excited to see this thread bumped, but it's still in limbo.

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QUOTE (Sleepy Harold @ Feb 7, 2018 -> 12:33 PM)
Bruce Levine @MLBBruceLevine

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Hearing the Chicago White Sox and WGN radio are close on signing a radio rights deal for 2018 and beyond .

 

Nice.

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QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Feb 7, 2018 -> 01:22 PM)
Daryl Van Schouwen‏Verified account @CST_soxvan 39m39 minutes ago Daryl Van Schouwen Retweeted Bruce Levine

 

ChiSox Sales / Marketing VP Brooks Boyer said Tuesday "we are making headway understanding the clock is ticking." Spring training opens a week from today.

 

I mean, games aren't for a month so that's kinda overstating the "clock"

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QUOTE (ChiliIrishHammock24 @ Feb 7, 2018 -> 01:59 PM)
Still prefer ESPN1000, so there could be more Sox talk during non-game times, but WGN would be my 2nd choice.

 

 

I agree. The Sox need as much pub as they can get and I think ESPN Radio 1000 would cover them a lot more.

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QUOTE (Soxfest @ Feb 7, 2018 -> 03:40 PM)
WLS was never a good fit

 

It was a HORRIBLE fit.

 

I’ve never listened to WGN. Are the daily shows political like WLS? Is it going to be the same thing?

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Does the station really matter? I don't see much exposure difference between when they were on the Score or any other statio. I would prefer just a,strong signal in case I have to listen on the radio.

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QUOTE (Chet Kincaid @ Feb 7, 2018 -> 04:00 PM)
It was a HORRIBLE fit.

 

I’ve never listened to WGN. Are the daily shows political like WLS? Is it going to be the same thing?

 

720 and 780 are similar if that helps. It's more straight local news, weather/traffic/sports mixed in with headlines. Mostly local when I listen but some syndication, but nothing like the stuff 890 had.

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QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Feb 7, 2018 -> 04:21 PM)
Does the station really matter? I don't see much exposure difference between when they were on the Score or any other statio. I would prefer just a,strong signal in case I have to listen on the radio.

 

It's like, a lot easier to say "Alexa turn on WGN Radio 720 on tunein" than "Alexa turn on...WBRBQ 106.83 fm"

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QUOTE (Tony @ Feb 7, 2018 -> 04:11 PM)
Sox don’t make much sense for 1000 right now. They have the highest-rated sports show in Chicago with Waddle and Silvy right now, not sure they want to cut into that time with East Coast games, ect.

Higher than Bernstein and Goff?

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QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Feb 7, 2018 -> 04:21 PM)
Does the station really matter? I don't see much exposure difference between when they were on the Score or any other statio. I would prefer just a,strong signal in case I have to listen on the radio.

It matters in terms of the direction of content. The Score rarely has White Sox players, coaches and front office members on unless it is Mully and Hanley in the morning. Spiegel and Parkins are both Cubs fans so they rarely talk about the White Sox and I’ve only heard B&G talk with the Sox twice since they started their show.

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WGN seems like it's made a big push towards sports lately anyways. I'm sure we'll get plenty of Sox talk during non-game hours in the summer.

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QUOTE (New Era on South Side @ Feb 7, 2018 -> 04:49 PM)
Higher than Bernstein and Goff?

Yes. Turns out fans prefer a show with no balls. However, the Score still owns Chicago sports ratings. Might have something to do with ESPN still using the awful Golic & Wingo program across the board on all their local affiliates. Mully and Hanley trounced Mike and Mike in Chicago and will continue to do so with G&W.

Edited by Sox-35th

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QUOTE (bmags @ Feb 7, 2018 -> 04:23 PM)
It's like, a lot easier to say "Alexa turn on WGN Radio 720 on tunein" than "Alexa turn on...WBRBQ 106.83 fm"

 

 

It's even easier to say "Alexa...fart"

 

The joys of life with toddlers. And yes, she farts.

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QUOTE (New Era on South Side @ Feb 7, 2018 -> 11:51 PM)
It matters in terms of the direction of content. The Score rarely has White Sox players, coaches and front office members on unless it is Mully and Hanley in the morning. Spiegel and Parkins are both Cubs fans so they rarely talk about the White Sox and I’ve only heard B&G talk with the Sox twice since they started their show.

 

You don't like hearing Len Kasper do interviews ten times a week on the Score during baseball season?

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QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Feb 7, 2018 -> 07:22 PM)
It's even easier to say "Alexa...fart"

 

The joys of life with toddlers. And yes, she farts.

Thank you! I love adding Alexa skills.

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QUOTE (fathom @ Feb 7, 2018 -> 07:59 PM)
You don't like hearing Len Kasper do interviews ten times a week on the Score during baseball season?

 

On ESPN 1000, they must talk to Jesse Rogers three times a day every day during baseball season (and I'm not exaggerating by much).

 

Doug Padilla used to be their Sox reporter, but I'm not sure they ever replaced him.

 

I wonder if both stations will send crews out to Mesa for a week, while completely ignoring Sox camp like they did last year?

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QUOTE (fathom @ Feb 7, 2018 -> 07:59 PM)
You don't like hearing Len Kasper do interviews ten times a week on the Score during baseball season?

Too much ball sucking by Parkins and Spiegel with Maddon, Kasper and Hoyer.

 

I just remember McNeil having actual White Sox content while he was on the air. Holmes, Goff

and Bernstein are Sox fans but they rarely talk about the White Sox. Holmes, who has season tickets with the Sox, actually ripped Sox fans for cheering for Cleveland in 2016 and for how we are when Cubs fans come to the Garry for the Crosstown classic. It just sucks that there’s no coverage at all, the last bit of excitement was when Quintana was rumored to go to the Pirates and B&B had a SoxTalk poster on.

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QUOTE (Donaldo @ Feb 7, 2018 -> 08:51 PM)
On ESPN 1000, they must talk to Jesse Rogers three times a day every day during baseball season (and I'm not exaggerating by much).

 

Doug Padilla used to be their Sox reporter, but I'm not sure they ever replaced him.

 

I wonder if both stations will send crews out to Mesa for a week, while completely ignoring Sox camp like they did last year?

I wonder if emailing Delevitt and Rosen about increasing the Sox coverage would just be met with a laugh or if it would mean anything to them.

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QUOTE (New Era on South Side @ Feb 7, 2018 -> 04:51 PM)
It matters in terms of the direction of content. The Score rarely has White Sox players, coaches and front office members on unless it is Mully and Hanley in the morning. Spiegel and Parkins are both Cubs fans so they rarely talk about the White Sox and I’ve only heard B&G talk with the Sox twice since they started their show.

 

Spiegel isn't a 'Cubs fan', he's from New Jersey.

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