CHICAGO -- It is almost time for Cubs broadcaster Pat Hughes to once again utter the phrase that has become so familiar for fans:
"Chicago Cubs baseball is on the air."
And Hughes will be doing so again over the 670 AM The Score radio waves. On Friday, the Cubs and Entercom announced a multiyear broadcast extension for their partnership, which dates back to the 2016 season, to keep WSCR-AM as the flagship radio home of the team.
"Entercom and 670 The Score have been tremendous partners over the past [five] seasons," Crane Kenney, Cubs president of business operations, said in a release. "And we look forward to our partnership continuing for years to come.
"The Score has produced some of the most memorable moments in Cubs history, and perhaps more than in any other year, we look forward to soon hearing the familiar voices of Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer calling Cubs games on the Score."
The length of the extension was not disclosed, but Entercom will continue to manage the Cubs Radio Network, which has 30 stations across Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The Score will air all of the Cubs' regular season and postseason games, along with select Spring Training contests.
Hughes is entering his 26th season as the play-by-play announcer for the Cubs, and he will again team up with Coomer, who provides color and analysis. Game broadcasts will include a 35-minute pregame show and a one-hour postgame show, which will be hosted by Zach Zaidman.
Beyond listening to games on 670 The Score and across the Cubs Radio Network, fans can listen nationwide via the Radio.com app and site.
"We have never been more excited for baseball season," Rachel Williamson, the regional president and market manager for Entercom Chicago, said in a release. "And for Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer to bring the sights and sounds of Wrigley Field to life."