Cubs Radio Crew To Call All Games From Wrigley

Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer will call road games remotely amid the pandemic.

670 The Score Staff
June 26, 2020 - 2:58 pm
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(670 The Score) All Cubs Radio broadcasts will originate from Wrigley Field in 2020, WSCR operations director Mitch Rosen announced on the Dan Bernstein Show on Friday.

That means in addition to calling home games with the action in front of them, play-by-play announcer Pat Hughes, analyst Ron Coomer and pregame/postgame host Zach Zaidman will also call the Cubs' road games remotely from Wrigley Field. The decision was made with safety in mind during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Cubs Radio broadcasting crew will work from its booth at Wrigley Field during the road games.

"We'll get a television feed from the Marquee Network with multiple camera shots," Rosen said. "We'll get an audio feed, a sound effects feed from the field, so our listeners will be able to hear the crack of the bat. I'm not going to input an artificial sound effect of a fake crowd. But Pat, Ron and Zach will do every game from our home radio booth at Wrigley Field, and I just feel it was the right decision to make from a safety standpoint for this season."

MLB has instructed local television broadcasters to call road games remotely so as to limit travel. MLB left the door open for radio broadcasters to travel and cover road games in person, but Rosen and 670 The Score made the decision to operate remotely for safety and health reasons.

In another change, 670 will expand its Cubs pregame shows to one hour in 2020. 670 The Score is the radio home of all Cubs games.