Regional Media News Archives for 2017-02

Cubs to air on Newstalk 100.1FM and 1450AM WKEI

For Immediate Release

February 17, 2017

Contact: news@RegionalMedia.info

 

 

Re: Cubs to air on Newstalk 100.1FM and 1450AM WKEI

 

Regional Media Kewanee along with Newstalk 100.1FM and 1450AM WKEI changes it’s longtime Major League Baseball affiliation to the World Champion Chicago Cubs.

 

As part of the continuing effort to serve the community with the best possible programming in all aspects of radio, Regional Media in Kewanee is proud to announce a brand new multi-year partnership with the World Champion Chicago Cubs. 

 

Beginning Sunday, April 2, 2017, the opening of the 2017 Major League Baseball season, every scheduled game of the season Chicago Cubs season will be broadcast live on Newstalk 100.1FM and 1450AM WKEI.

 

Newly named Program Director Karissa Nash says, “As a Cubs fan I could not be more excited about this partnership with the Cubs. Last season was miraculous and we look forward to listening as the Cubs build a winning tradition in 2017 on WKEI, what a way to kick of the year with my new position as Program Director with Regional Media!” 

 

Longtime Sports and News Director Bob Mckee went on the record with immense excitement saying, “The 2016 World Series Champions the Chicago Cubs, will they repeat? Let’s hope so, tune in to find out!”

 

The Tri-County Area has awaken to Cub’s fever, and it is all thanks to the local area sponsors. 

 

The World Championship era of Chicago Cubs baseball begins April 2nd at 7:30 PM against long time Cubs rival the St. Louis Cardinals, live from St. Louis, on Newstalk 100.1FM and 1450AM WKEI!

 

Broadcast Team:

 

Pat Hughes

  • Play-by-play voice of the Chicago Cubs since 1996.
  • Prior to joining the Cubs broadcast booth, Hughes spent 12 years calling games for the Milwaukee Brewers, with legendary broadcaster Bob Uecker.
  • Spent 17 years as a radio television play-by-play man for Marquette University basketball.
  • Ten-time recipient of the Sportscaster of the Year award by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (1990-1992, 1996, 1999, 2006-2007, 2009, 2014-2015).
  • One of eight finalists for the 2017 Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

 

Ron Coomer

  • Color Analyst for the Chicago Cubs since 2014.
  • Born south of Chicago in Crest Hill, IL.
  • Played for the Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1995-2003. He was elected to the American League All-Star team in 1999 with the Twins.

 

Mark Grote

  • Host of the Pre- and Post-Game Shows on the Chicago Cubs Radio Network.
  • Sports reporter and weekend sports anchor for WBBM Newsradio from 2002-2010.
  • Morning anchor for the Mully & Hanley Show and co-host of the Rosenbloom & Grote Show, both heard on WSCR 670 The Score.

 

Regional Media is a multi-state broadcasting and media company specializing in small to medium size business, local community activism, and overall economic growth through the use of it’s wide range of products and services. For more information on Regional Media, Please visit RegionalMedia.info 

 

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