As Spring Training games creep ever closer, the White Sox have announced their 2019 broadcast schedule. On the television side, NBC Sports Chicago and WGN-TV will be returning for local broadcasts. On the radio, the team can be listened to at WGN Radio 720 AM and WRTO-AM 1200 Univision Radio for Spanish broadcasts.
Breaking Down The Broadcast Schedule
Nothing has changed as far as the broadcast partners for the White Sox. However, this year NBC Sports Chicago will continue to handle most of the broadcasts. 106 games will be broadcasted on NBC Sports Chicago starting with opening day on May 28 at Kansas City.
NBC Sports Chicago will also cover the home opener against Seattle on April 4. They will also televise the crosstown classic game on June 19 at Wrigley Field. Other important dates NBC Sports will broadcast are Memorial Day, May 27 vs. Kansas City, Father’s Day, June 16 vs. the Yankees, July 4 vs. Detriot and September 2 at Cleveland.
WGN-TV will air 55 White Sox games this year. Their opening telecast will be on March 31 against the Royals. They will also cover two crosstown classic games. June 18 at Wrigley and July 7 at Guaranteed Rate.
The crosstown classic on July 6 will be aired nationally on FOX. The White Sox will also be nationally broadcasted on July 13 at Oakland on Fox Sports 1 (FS1) and April 1 at Cleveland on ESPN.
As expected each telecast on NBC Sports Chicago and WGN-TV will be available in high definition. All out-of-market games will be available via MLB.TV.
The Broadcast Teams
The television team will consist of color analyst Steve Stone and Jason Benetti handling play-by-play. Stone enters his 11th season with White Sox in the television booth, while Benetti is entering his fourth season.
WGN Radio will consist of former White Sox pitcher Ed Farmer and former outfielder Darrin Jackson for their 11th season together as the Sox radio team. Ed Famer will handle play-by-play while Darrin Jackson takes the color analysis role. The Spanish broadcast on Univision Radio will return for its fifth season. Héctor Molina will handle play-by-play and Billy Ruso will take the color analyst duties.
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