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White Sox supplant Cubs on QC radio, bit of a shocker

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https://qctimes.com/sports/baseball/professional/mlb/cubs-have-been-supplanted-by-white-sox-on-qc-radio-airwaves/article_799caea1-e91d-57dc-a72b-9995feedab7e.html#tracking-source=home-trending
 

If you know the QC market, where it has pretty much always been Cubs, Cards, and White Sox barely ahead of Brewers, Twins and Royals...another factor is 670 coming in much more clearly than ESPN 1000.

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2 hours ago, caulfield12 said:

https://qctimes.com/sports/baseball/professional/mlb/cubs-have-been-supplanted-by-white-sox-on-qc-radio-airwaves/article_799caea1-e91d-57dc-a72b-9995feedab7e.html#tracking-source=home-trending
 

If you know the QC market, where it has pretty much always been Cubs, Cards, and White Sox barely ahead of Brewers, Twins and Royals...another factor is 670 coming in much more clearly than ESPN 1000.

Can confirm. I live in the far SW burbs and 1000 is super rough, only can get decent reception on a clear night. 670 comes in perfect all the time.

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2 hours ago, DoUEvenShift said:

Can confirm. I live in the far SW burbs and 1000 is super rough, only can get decent reception on a clear night. 670 comes in perfect all the time.

So Cubs' fans aren't really without the broadcasts, and there's another Cubs' affiliate station in Illinois...maybe Peoria or Geneseo.

Listening to the White Sox on 670 WMAQ back in the 80's and 90's was the best.  Also had KMOX, Buck and Shannon, for the Cardinals to listen to at night.

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25 minutes ago, chitownsportsfan said:

670 on a good night comes in clearly in N. MI, truly magical to my 10 year old self.

The best pairing was Wayne Hagin (went on to the Mets) and John Rooney...

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Still not sure why anyone would waste their time on radio stations that barely come in when you can just listen on the MLB app clear as day....

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56 minutes ago, longshot7 said:

Still not sure why anyone would waste their time on radio stations that barely come in when you can just listen on the MLB app clear as day....

Not everyone has an aux port or bluetooth capability in their vehicles to connect their phones to.

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7 hours ago, caulfield12 said:

The best pairing was Wayne Hagin (went on to the Mets) and John Rooney...

They got rid of Wayne Hagin because they thought he and Rooney sounded too much alike.

And when you think about it , it shows how delicate a broadcasting career is. He sounds just like John Rooney, yet he goes on and has a nomadic , journeyman type of career, where Rooney picks his job, and may win a Frick award.

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1 hour ago, Dick Allen said:

They got rid of Wayne Hagin because they thought he and Rooney sounded too much alike.

And when you think about it , it shows how delicate a broadcasting career is. He sounds just like John Rooney, yet he goes on and has a nomadic , journeyman type of career, where Rooney picks his job, and may win a Frick award.

 

1 hour ago, Dick Allen said:

They got rid of Wayne Hagin because they thought he and Rooney sounded too much alike.

And when you think about it , it shows how delicate a broadcasting career is. He sounds just like John Rooney, yet he goes on and has a nomadic , journeyman type of career, where Rooney picks his job, and may win a Frick award.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Hagin

A 30 year career spanning six teams is still pretty difficult to pull off...with just a couple of one year breaks in between gigs.

But yeah, Rooney is always going to associated with the Cardinals now, like the Bucks, McCarver and Mike Shannon.

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