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Hughes Signs Deal To Remain Voice Of Cubs

Pat Hughes is an eight-time winner of the Illinois Sportscaster of the Year award.

December 20, 2018 - 1:00 pm

(670 The Score) Award-winning play-by-play broadcaster Pat Hughes has reached a multi-year contract to remain the radio voice of the Cubs, Entercom announced Thursday.

"Pat is the iconic voice of the Chicago Cubs," said Jimmy de Castro, the senior vice president and market manager of Entercom Chicago. "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."

All Cubs games can be heard on 670 The Score. Hughes will continue to be flanked by color analyst Ron Coomer, while pregame/postgame host Zach Zaidman continues in his same role.

Hughes is entering his 24th season as the radio play-by-play man for the Cubs. He joined their broadcast booth in 1996.

"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 began his baseball broadcasting career in the minor leagues in 1978. He has been named the Illinois Sportscaster of the Year eight times: in 1996, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2015 and 2017. He's a finalist for the award this year as well.