Cubs release Spring Training broadcast schedule

Thirty of 33 games to be available via television, radio or free audio webcast

Cubs release Spring Training broadcast schedule

The Cubs on Wednesday unveiled their Spring Training broadcast schedule that covers every game day on the exhibition slate, including a March 7 debut on a new radio rightsholder and 21 free audio webcasts via

The schedule features 10 televised games by Cubs broadcast partners (seven on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and three on WGN-TV), eight on the WBBM-AM Newsradio 780 Cubs Radio Network and 21 via audio webcast. Fans will be able to access the Cubs webcasts on and for free by registering for a log-in account with the website.

WBBM-AM Newsradio 780, the club's new radio rightsholder, will air its first game on Sat., March 7, when the Cubs play at the Rockies, with Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer on the call. Comcast SportsNet Chicago's first game will air from Las Vegas on Friday, March 13, when the Cubs play the Athletics. WGN-TV has its first game on Sunday, March 15, when the Cubs host the Cincinnati Reds at Sloan Park. Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies return to call all Cubs TV games.

Kasper will again join Mick Gillispie, radio broadcaster for Chicago's Double-A Tennessee affiliate, for most of the online radio broadcasts.

In all, 30 of the 33 games are scheduled to be available on television, radio or online radio broadcast.

Here's the full schedule (all games start at 1:05 p.m. Arizona time unless otherwise noted. Chicago is one hour ahead of Arizona through Saturday, March 7, before moving to two hours ahead on Sunday, March 8):

• Thursday, March 5 vs. Oakland Athletics (ss) --
• Friday, March 6 vs. Cincinnati Reds --
• Saturday, March 7 at Colorado Rockies -- WBBM 780 (1:10 p.m.)
• Sunday, March 8 vs. Texas Rangers -- WBBM 780
• Monday, March 9 vs. San Diego Padres --
• Tuesday, March 10 at Cleveland Indians --
• Wednesday, March 11 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers --
• Thursday, March 12 at Los Angeles Angels -- (1:10 p.m.)
• Friday, March 13  vs. Cleveland Indians (ss) --
• Friday, March 13 vs. Oakland Athletics (ss) in Las Vegas -- CSN-TV (5:05 p.m. PT)
• Saturday, March 14 at Milwaukee Brewers (ss) -- WBBM 780
• Sunday, March 15 vs. Cincinnati Reds -- WGN-TV, WBBM 780
• Monday, March 16 at San Diego Padres --
• Tuesday, March 17 vs. Kansas City Royals --
• Wednesday, March 18 at Los Angeles Dodgers --    
• Thursday, March 19 at Arizona Diamondbacks -- CSN-TV, (6:40 p.m.)
• Friday, March 20 at Chicago White Sox --
• Saturday, March 21 vs. Seattle Mariners -- WBBM 780
• Sunday, March 22  vs. San Diego Padres -- CSN-TV, WBBM 780
• Monday, March 23  OFF DAY  
• Tuesday, March 24 at Oakland Athletics --
• Wednesday, March 25 at Seattle Mariners -- CSN-TV, (7:05 p.m.)
• Thursday, March 26  vs. Los Angeles Angels -- ESPN TV, (4:05 p.m.)
• Friday, March 27 vs. Chicago White Sox -- CSN-TV,
• Saturday, March 28 vs. Colorado Rockies (ss) -- WBBM 780
• Sunday, March 29 at Kansas City Royals -- WGN-TV, WBBM 780
• Monday, March 30 vs. San Francisco Giants -- CSN-TV,
• Tuesday, March 31 at Texas Rangers --
• Wednesday, April 1 vs. Milwaukee Brewers -- CSN-TV,
• Thursday, April 2 OFF DAY
• Friday, April 3 at Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field -- (6:40 p.m.)
• Saturday, April 4 at Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field -- WGN-TV, (1:10 p.m.)

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.