Thu. Jul 19th, 2018

Blackhawks and WGN Agree To 5-Year Extension

The Chicago Blackhawks and WGN Radio announced today that they have agreed on a five-year broadcast rightsholder extension. The agreement will keep Blackhawks hockey on the 50,000-watt radio powerhouse through the 2023-24 National Hockey League season. WGN Radio has been the flagship station for the Blackhawks since the start of the 2008-09 campaign, a partnership that united two historic Chicago institutions.

“Many, myself included, believe that WGN Radio and the Chicago Blackhawks have the best partnership in sports. This renewal is testament to that,” said President & General Manager Jimmy de Castro. “It’s an honor to formally extend this relationship and we look forward to celebrating many more Blackhawks wins with our WGN Radio listeners.”

WGN Radio broadcasts can be heard in 38 states and Canada, as well as streamed worldwide on, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and on the WGN Radio mobile apps. John Wiedeman serves as the Play-By-Play Announcer for Blackhawks hockey on WGN Radio, while Troy Murray is the Color Analyst and Judd Sirott the Studio Host. Head Coach Joel Quenneville, Senior Vice President/General Manager Stan Bowman and several players and front office executives make frequent appearances on the station’s different shows.

For more information visit WGN’s website by clicking here.

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