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Cubs 2018 spring training broadcast schedule

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Here you will find all the radio, TV and online outlets for Cubs broadcasts this spring.

Al Yellon

“The Chicago Cubs are on the air!”

Those of us of a certain age remember well that Vince Lloyd saying, which introduced every Cubs game on WGN radio.

We’re far past that sort of broadcasting now, especially during spring training, when many games are carried over the internet.

Here’s the full schedule of broadcasts for the 36 games, 34 of which will be available either online, on radio, or on TV. All told there will be six games televised by Cubs broadcast partners (two by NBC Sports Chicago and four by WGN-TV), 10 on the 670 The Score Cubs Radio Network and 24 via internet broadcast on cubs.com. The only games excluded from Cubs broadcasts are two split-squad games, Sunday, March 18 vs. the Royals and Saturday, March 25 vs. the Mariners — and both of those games will be available on the Cubs’ opponent’s TV network.

The cubs.com games will again be called Len Kasper and Mick Gillispie, while Len and Jim Deshaies return as TV voices, and Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer will call the games on the Score. This schedule has been updated as of February 19 to show all the games carried by any TV or radio channel, including TV from the Cubs’ opponents’ channels. The latter should be available on MLB.tv and are shown in italics. Everyone in the Cactus League has released a broadcast schedule as of 2/19 so this should be complete.

Some games will be broadcast on delay or rebroadcast on MLB Network and I will note that in each day’s game preview.

All games at 2:05 CT through March 10, then at 3:05 CT, unless otherwise noted. (ss) indicates a split-squad day.

Fri 2/23: vs. Brewers at Maryvale, cubs.com, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Sat 2/24: vs. Rangers at Sloan Park, 670 The Score
Sun 2/25: vs. Giants at Scottsdale, cubs.com, NBC Sports Bay Area
Mon 2/26: vs. Mariners at Sloan Park, cubs.com
Tue 2/27: vs. White Sox at Sloan Park, cubs.com, WGN-TV
Wed 2/28: vs. Athletics at Sloan Park, cubs.com
Thu 3/1: vs. Rockies at Sloan Park, cubs.com
Fri 3/2: vs. Angels at Tempe (2:10 CT), cubs.com, Fox Sports West
Sat 3/3: vs. Reds at Sloan Park, 670 The Score
Sun 3/4: vs. Diamondbacks at Talking Stick (2:10 CT), 670 The Score, Fox Sports Arizona Plus
Mon 3/5: vs. Rockies at Talking Stick (2:10 CT), cubs.com
Tue 3/6: vs. Dodgers at Sloan Park, cubs.com
Wed 3/7: vs. Indians at Goodyear (7:05 CT), cubs.com, WGN-TV, MLB Network (outside Chicago market)
Thu 3/8: vs. Padres at Sloan Park, cubs.com
Fri 3/9: vs. Angels at Sloan Park, cubs.com, Fox Sports West
Sat 3/10 (ss): vs. White Sox at Sloan Park, 670 The Score, WGN-TV (Sox announcers)
Sat 3/10 (ss): vs. Dodgers at Glendale (8:05 CT), cubs.com, SportsNet LA
Sun 3/11: vs. Athletics at Mesa (DST begins), 670 The Score
Mon 3/12: OFF DAY
Tue 3/13 (ss): vs. Giants at Sloan Park (9:05 CT), 670 The Score
Tue 3/13 (ss): vs. Padres at Peoria (3:10 CT), cubs.com, Fox Sports San Diego, MLB Network
Wed 3/14: vs. Royals at Surprise, cubs.com
Thu 3/15: vs. Diamondbacks at Sloan Park, cubs.com
Fri 3/16: vs. White Sox at Glendale, cubs.com, NBC Sports Chicago (Sox announcers), MLB Network (outside Chicago market)
Sat 3/17 (ss): vs. Indians at Sloan Park, cubs.com, SportsTime Ohio
Sat 3/17 (ss): vs. Indians at Las Vegas (6:05 CT), 670 The Score, WGN-TV
Sun 3/18 (ss): vs. Royals at Sloan Park, Fox Sports Kansas City
Sun 3/18 (ss): vs. Indians at Las Vegas (3:05 CT), 670 The Score, NBC Sports Chicago, SportsTime Ohio
Mon 3/19: vs. Reds at Goodyear (8:05 CT), cubs.com
Tue 3/20: OFF DAY
Wed 3/21: vs. Rangers at Surprise, cubs.com, Fox Sports Southwest
Thu 3/22: vs. Giants at Scottsdale, cubs.com, NBC Sports Bay Area
Fri 3/23: vs. Brewers at Sloan Park, cubs.com
Sat 3/24 (ss): vs. Rockies at Sloan Park (9:05 CT), 670 The Score, NBC Sports Chicago
Sat 3/24 (ss): vs. Mariners at Peoria (8:40 CT), Root Sports Northwest
Sun 3/25: vs. Royals at Surprise, 670 The Score, WGN-TV
Mon 3/26: vs. Red Sox at Ft. Myers, Florida (5:05 CT), cubs.com, NESN
Tue 3/27: vs. Red Sox at Ft. Myers, Florida (12:05 CT), cubs.com, ESPN, NESN