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Old 01-19-2018, 09:19 AM
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Default WLS-AM Seeking to Get Out of Sox (and Bulls) Radio Deal Update: Sox sign with WGN

This motion was filed in bankruptcy court by Cumulus Media. I have no idea how likely this is to be granted.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...119-story.html
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Old 01-19-2018, 09:51 AM
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This motion was filed in bankruptcy court by Cumulus Media. I have no idea how likely this is to be granted.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...119-story.html
If this happens, I hope the Sox will have learned their lesson by now and get rid of Farmer and DJ. I refuse to listen to them on the radio, they are awful.
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Old 01-19-2018, 09:52 AM
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This was a bad idea from the start.

ALTHOUGH....I was pretty damn impressed when I picked up 890 and listened to the Sox while driving in Texas last summer. That was cool.
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This was a bad idea from the start.

ALTHOUGH....I was pretty damn impressed when I picked up 890 and listened to the Sox while driving in Texas last summer. That was cool.
WLS's big nighttime signal has always been a strength, but if the owner is bankrupt it doesn't matter how many states it covers.

WGN is the logical choice unless the new owners impose a complete spending freeze, and they could probably get the Sox rights for a good price since there aren't many options.

Bad timing all the way around for the Sox though: rebuild a couple more years, Cubs a hot ticket, and now the radio station in bankruptcy.

But hey, we've still got Shields!

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Old 01-19-2018, 09:53 AM
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It would be fantastic if the Sox could get back to a real sports radio station. If not, at least something better than WLS.
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Old 01-19-2018, 09:53 AM
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Agree that the Sox need a new radio broadcast team.

If the Sox (and Bulls) leave 890, where do they go? 720? 1000? 780?
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Old 01-19-2018, 10:44 AM
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Agree that the Sox need a new radio broadcast team.

If the Sox (and Bulls) leave 890, where do they go? 720? 1000? 780?
WGN seems to be the most logical choice.
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Old 01-19-2018, 11:02 AM
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WGN seems to be the most logical choice.
I'd like to see them on WGN as well, I think they would do a great job at promoting them. But, I wouldn't mid if they went back to AM 1000, only because they've had a relationship there and it's sports radio....Annnnd maybe we get less Jessie Rogers talk..omg, they might as well name the station WJESSIE, !
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Old 01-19-2018, 11:58 AM
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I got flamed here once for saying this, but I'm not a fan of the Sox being on WLS-AM and would be happy to see this deal end.

I doubt this will have any affect Farmer and DJ's employment status. I don't know the details of their contracts, but don't they really work for the Sox and not WLS?

WBBM-AM and WGN-AM would be good destinations if the WLS deal is voided. As far as WMVP goes, my biggest concern about them returning to AM 1000 is that their signal isn't that great and they don't have nearly the coverage as other AM stations do.

Here's another article on the bid to end the Sox and Bulls deal:
https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/...ks-to-cut.html
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