Zonk it is – Keith Moreland gets the gig

The Cubs and WGN Radio have announced former and occasional fill-in Keith Moreland as the new radio analyst, succeeding Ron Santo. In his limited fill-in duty during a few extended Santo absences, Zonk did a nice job.  I think his down home Texas y’all stuff will fade a bit and he will fit in fine […]

February 17, 2011  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: announcement, news, the media  No Comments

Ron Santo and Kerry Wood’s 20-K game

The celebration of the life of Ron Santo has been wall to wall on WGN radio. It’s been really great to hear all the stories (some for the first time) and to hear tons of audio replays from the Pat & Ron Show (aka Cubs baseball radio broadcasts). Today WGN replayed the Kerry Wood 20-strikeout […]

December 4, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Chicago, game of baseball, observations, oldschool, players, the media  One Comment

Pat Hughes tells his favorite Ron Santo story

Here is a replay of this post from April of this year – in memory of Ronnie… Last spring Pat Hughes, the Voice of the Chicago Cubs sat down for an exclusive interview with CubHub.net. I asked him to share his favorite Ron Santo story. Of course it is about the the early April road […]

December 4, 2010  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: interview, oddities, the media  No Comments

Beginning of the end for Santo Era

It is looking like the beginning of the end of the Ron Santo Era. Cubs legend and radio color “analyst” Ron Santo announced he is limiting his broadcast schedule on WGN AM720. He will forego the coming West coast series in Seattle where the Cubs will face the Mariners in inter-league competition. Then he will […]

June 20, 2010  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: news, observations, schedule, the media  One Comment

Pat Hughes tells his favorite Ron Santo story

Last spring Pat Hughes, the Voice of the Chicago Cubs sat down for an exclusive interview with CubHub.net. I asked him to share his favorite Ron Santo story. Of course it is about the the early April road trip to New York to play the Mets at old Shea Stadium – a place Ronnie despises. […]

April 19, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: interview, oddities, the media  3 Comments

The Pat Hughes Interview revisited

Last spring, Pat Hughes was kind enough to do an interview with me for CubHub.net. With opening day looming, I think it’s worth re-visiting the interview again this year… 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 […]

April 1, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: game of baseball, interview, observations, the media, tradition  No Comments

The Pat Hughes Interview – Part 3

In the third and final installment of our exclusive interview with Pat Hughes, the Voice of the Chicago Cubs, we cover a range of topics. The first clip begins with Pat’s favorite visitor to the broadcast booth: Jimmy Buffett. Then he goes into keeping the broadcast interesting in spite of the many bad teams he’s […]

April 3, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: feature, interview, the media  No Comments

The Pat Hughes Interview – part 2

Pat Hughes, the Voice of the Chicago Cubs, visited with CubHub.net for an exclusive interview just prior to reporting for Spring Training 2009.  Pat was kind enough to discuss his Baseball Voices CD series on the great announcers of major league baseball. In part two, Pat discusses the teams he followed as a youth in […]

March 24, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: feature, interview, the media  One Comment

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 CubHub.net. 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, […]

March 7, 2009  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: feature, interview, the media  2 Comments