Cubs To Broadcast 50 Games in Spanish in 2012 on WRTO - 1200 AM

The Chicago Cubs and WRTO – 1200 AM have agreed to broadcast an expanded number of Cubs games in Spanish for a fourth season in 2012.

After broadcasting 43 games in 2011, the Cubs and WRTO – 1200 AM are increasing the total number of games to 50 scheduled Spanish broadcasts for the 2012 season, with potential to add more broadcast dates throughout the season. WRTO – 1200 AM will feature home broadcasts vs. 16 different Cubs opponents, including the Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and Miami Marlins.

WRTO – 1200 AM will present its first Spanish-language broadcast of the season on Saturday, April 7, at 12:05 p.m., when the Cubs host the Washington Nationals.

Hector Fabregas will return for his fifth season as a color analyst for WRTO – 1200 AM. Omar Ramos will make his debut as the Cubs’ play-by-play analyst this season, joining Fabregas in the booth. Ramos has more than five years of play-by-play sports experience covering the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox. He was nominated for a Marconi Award in 2009.

The Cubs 2012 schedule on WRTO – 1200 AM follows:

Chicago Cubs 2012 Spanish Radio Schedule

April 7 vs. Washington Nationals  12:05 p.m.
April 8 vs. Washington Nationals  1:20 p.m.
April 9 vs. Milwaukee Brewers    7:05 p.m.
April 10 vs. Milwaukee Brewers    7:05 p.m.
April 22 vs. Cincinnati Reds    1:20 p.m.
April 23 vs. St. Louis Cardinals    7:05 p.m.
April 24 vs. St. Louis Cardinals    7:05 p.m.
May 4  vs. Los Angeles Dodgers   1:20 p.m.
May 5  vs. Los Angeles Dodgers   12:05 p.m.
May 6  vs. Los Angeles Dodgers   1:20 p.m.
May 7  vs. Atlanta Braves     7:05 p.m.
May 8  vs. Atlanta Braves     7:05 p.m.
May 16  vs. Philadelphia Phillies  7:05 p.m.
May 17  vs. Philadelphia Phillies  7:05 p.m.
May 18  vs. Chicago White Sox 1:20 p.m.
May 19  vs. Chicago White Sox 6:15 p.m.
May 20  vs. Chicago White Sox 1:20 p.m.
June 12 vs. Detroit Tigers      7:05 p.m.
June 13 vs. Detroit Tigers      7:05 p.m.
June 15 vs. Boston Red Sox   1:20 p.m.
June 16 vs. Boston Red Sox   6:15 p.m.
June 17 vs. Boston Red Sox   TBD
June 25 vs. New York Mets     7:05 p.m.
June 26 vs. New York Mets     7:05 p.m.
June 30 vs. Houston Astros   3:05 p.m.
July 1  vs. Houston Astros   1:20 p.m.
July 17  vs. Miami Marlins       7:05 p.m.
July 18  vs. Miami Marlins       7:05 p.m.
July 27  vs. St. Louis Cardinals    1:20 p.m.
July 28  vs. St. Louis Cardinals    12:05 p.m.
July 29  vs. St. Louis Cardinals    TBD
July 30  vs. Pittsburgh Pirates  7:05 p.m.
July 31  vs. Pittsburgh Pirates  7:05 p.m.
August 11 vs. Cincinnati Reds    3:05 p.m.
August 12 vs. Cincinnati Reds    1:20 p.m.
August 13 vs. Houston Astros   7:05 p.m.
August 14 vs. Houston Astros   7:05 p.m.
August 25 vs. Colorado Rockies  12:05 p.m.
August 27 vs. Milwaukee Brewers    7:05 p.m.
August 28 vs. Milwaukee Brewers    7:05 p.m.
August 29 vs. Milwaukee Brewers    7:05 p.m.
September 2 vs. San Francisco Giants 1:20 p.m.
September 17 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates  7:05 p.m.
September 18 vs. Cincinnati Reds    7:05 p.m.
September 19 vs. Cincinnati Reds    7:05 p.m.
September 21 vs. St. Louis Cardinals    1:20 p.m.
September 22 vs. St. Louis Cardinals    TBD
September 23 vs. St. Louis Cardinals    1:20 p.m.
October 1 vs. Houston Astros   7:05 p.m.
October 2 vs. Houston Astros   7:05 p.m.