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  • WGN Radio's Pat Hughes named 2009 Illinois Sportscaster of the Year

    WGN Radio's Pat Hughes named 2009 Illinois Sportscaster of the Year
    WGN Radio/Chicago Cubs play-by-play announcer Pat Hughes has been named the 2009 Illinois Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. This is Hughes' eighth Sportscaster of the Year honor and his fifth in...
  • WGN Radio Named Station of the Year at the 2009 IBA Silver Dome Awards

    WGN Radio Named Station of the Year at the 2009 IBA Silver Dome Awards
    WGN Radio took top honors at the 2009 Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) Silver Dome Awards, held June 17 in Peoria. The IBA recognized WGN Radio as Station of the Year at its annual best in state awards ceremony. In addition to being named...
  • Game-day finery at Wrigley

    Game-day finery at Wrigley
    At Wrigley Field it's hard to find a man, woman or child who isn't showing some Cubs spirit. From Cubs-colored braces on their teeth or polish on their nails, to more conventional jerseys, caps, tote bags and T-shirts, here's a look at some enthusiastic...
  • Mike Diedrich - Director/Producer of "Ballhawk"

    Mike Diedrich is the Producer/Director of 'Ballhawks', a documentary showcasing the Wrigley Field ballhawks who roam outside the field in search of homers/foul balls. Narrated by Bill Murray, and with an appearance by Ron Santo, the film premieres at...
  • Sidewalks: Dreams of fields

    Sidewalks: Dreams of fields
    With the hockey season having come to its joyful conclusion, it is time to turn our attentions to those other professional athletes laboring in sunshine on spacious green fields on the city's North and South sides. These would be baseball players, and if...
  • From 2010: 'Golden' chance for Santo

    With the Hall of Fame restructuring its election procedure for those long retired, the Cubs' Ron Santo will have to wait until at least the summer of 2012 for his next chance at election. And if he fails then, he would have to wait another three years....
  • From 2009: Cubs extend Santo's contract

    Oh, yes! Santo will return to WGN booth The Cubs extended Ron Santo's contract with WGN-AM 720 through 2012 on Monday, and he's not slowing down one bit. Santo said he might take off selected road games, but he expects to do radio commentary for most...
  • From 2008: Santo 'kind of fed up' with Hall balloting

    The longer he goes without getting the call from the Hall of Fame, the easier it is for Ron Santo to rebound. The former Cubs third baseman led the balloting by the Veterans Committee but still fell nine shy of gaining the necessary 75 percent of the...
  • From 2008: '69 game still classic to Santo

    These Cubs are playing like it's 1969, and that might not be a dire predicament if they can finish the way they started. Ron Santo vividly recalls this city's exuberance when five Cubs headed to the All-Star Game at RFK Stadium in Washington on July 23,...
  • From 2008: Here's why Wrigley Field is No. 1 to me

    I can only go back to when I signed with the Chicago Cubs to give you an idea of how I feel about this ballpark. I'd been watching it on TV in Seattle, where I was born and raised, and there was always something about Wrigley Field that intrigued me....
  • From 2007: At home, Santo leaves the color play to the missus

    When he's not calling Cubs games on WGN Radio with play-by-play man Pat Hughes, "This Old Cub" Ron Santo (he's only 67) kicks back in his ranch-style three-bedroom home in the northern suburb of Bannockburn. The house, which sits on an acre of land, is...