The Pat Hughes Interview – part 1

Just as the Cubs opened spring training camp 2009, Pat Hughes, the Voice of the Chicago Cubs on WGN Radio was kind enough to take some time for a exclusive interview with

In part one, Pat talks about his Baseball Voices series of “commemorative audio tribute” CDs spotlighting the careers of such broadcasting luminaries as Bob Uecker, Harry Kalas, Jack Buck, Marty Brennaman, and of course, Harry Caray. Pat talks about his inspiration to create the series, and reveals that his next installment may feature New York broadcasting legend Red Barber, as well as discussion of other potential future installments.

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Regarding whether baseball Hall of Famer Jack Brickhouse will get a slot in the Baseball Voices series, Pat says he may at some point do a video DVD retrospective of Brick’s long career in Chicago. But Jack was primarily a television broadcaster and not much radio tape exists of Brickhouse. Interestingly, the only television broadcasters in the hall of fame are Jack Brickhouse, Joe Garagiola, and Tony Kubek who will be inducted this summer.

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Pat says the present day dean of baseball broadcasting, Vin Scully prefers to wait until his career is over for such a retrospective. I might be wrong, but I get the feeling Mr. Scully plans to never voluntarily retire.

Stay tuned to for more of this exclusive interview with Pat Hughes

Coming up: Pat Hughes talks about his time in the booth with Bob Uecker and has advice for now former Cubs broadcaster Cory Provus who will calling Milwaukee Brewers games with Uecker beginning this season.

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    March 7, 2009  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: feature, interview, the media

    2 Responses

    1. Buddy Selig - March 7, 2009

      I can’t say I’m a fan of Artie Lange (from the Howard Stern show), but he was on Letterman early this week and told a pretty great story about both Bob Uecker and Harry Caray!

      Here it is on YouTube

    2. Rob - March 7, 2009

      great interview. pat is the man, although i’m sorry to see that cory provus went to milwaukee. i liked his announcing when pat took a break. can’t wait for this season!

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