WGN-TV announces 70th season as home of Cubs baseball with 2017 broadcast schedule

CHICAGO — Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV is proud to announce its 70th season as home of World Champion Chicago Cubs baseball with the release of its 2017 broadcast schedule.  WGN-TV will air 49 Chicago Cubs baseball telecasts, including four preseason and 45 regular season games.  Leadoff Man pregame and 10th Inning postgame shows will also precede and follow select games.  Play-by-play announcer Len Kasper returns for his 13th season in the Cubs television booth and will be joined by Jim Deshaies for their fifth season together.  Chicago Cubs games have been televised by WGN since 1948.  WGN-TV will commemorate its 70th consecutive year televising Cubs games throughout the season.

Highlights of this year’s schedule include four games against rival St. Louis Cardinals, an NLDS rematch in May vs. the San Francisco Giants, and a mid-summer tilt against National League power Washington Nationals.  The complete WGN-TV Cubs broadcast schedule is attached.