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Old 05-31-2014, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Brian26 View Post
Ed Sherman's column in the Trib today says they WBBM-AM deal is basically done. Wow.
No kidding. I can't even imagine the Cubs not being on WGN Radio. The Tribune era for the Cubs really is dead.

Originally Posted by kba View Post
It's all speculation at this point, but the rumor is that the Cubs will move their over-the-air TV games to WFLD or perhaps WPWR, the Fox-owned stations, in 2015. Then, when the Cubs/CSN deal expires after the 2019 season, Fox will also partner with the Cubs on a new cable channel.
I know 2019 is still 5 years away, but I wonder if the Cubs would go it alone on a new cable RSN. The Bulls of course would stay with the Sox since they're both owned by JR. Would the Cubs try to peel away the Hawks from CSN? I know the Cubs are a very marketable franchise, but I wonder how much cable/sat operators are going to pay for a Cubs-only channel that needs to fill programming 12 months a year.

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