Entercom announced it has reached a multi-year extension with Pat Hughes to continue as the radio play-by-play voice of the Chicago Cubs on the team’s flagship WSCR-AM 670 The Score.
“Pat is the iconic voice of the Chicago Cubs,” SVP and market manager for Entercom Chicago Jimmy de Castro said in a statement. “We are both proud and honored to have him on our team at 670 The Score and Entercom Chicago. Pat is the eyes and ears for so many Cubs fans both in Chicago and worldwide. We are thrilled he will continue as the radio voice for multiple years to come.”
Hughes will again partner with analyst Ron Coomer on the Cubs flagship 670 The Score. An eight-time winner of the Illinois Sportscaster of the Year Award, along with being a finalist this year, the 2019 campaign will mark the 24th season as the radio voice of the Cubs for Hughes. Prior to joining the Cubs radio booth in 1996, the veteran announcer spent 12 seasons with Bob Uecker on Brewers broadcasts.
“For more than two decades, Pat has brought Cubs games to life for our fans as the radio voice of the Cubs,” Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney said. “He has delivered countless monumental play-by-play calls from walk-off victories to no-hitters and of course, our 2016 World Series win. We look forward to Pat continuing to make history with our team and deliver many more memorable moments for our fans.”
Hughes and the Cubs begin the 2019 regular season on March 28th in Arlington, TX against the Rangers, it will be their fourth year broadcasting on 670 The Score.