- Published on Wednesday, 09 February 2011 16:38
The Chicago White Sox have announced their broadcast schedule for the upcoming 2011 season -- including their Spring Training games. As was the case last year, games will be heard on the radio locally on WSCR-AM, on local television on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, WGN-TV, WCIU-TV, and on national television on FOX and ESPN.
All but 3 of the Chicago White Sox Spring Training games will be made available for fans to enjoy either on TV, radio or via Internet stream. Of the 19 pre-season games, 5 games will be shown on local television (4 on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and 1 on WGN-TV), 9 will be broadcast on the radio on the flagship radio home for the White Sox, WSCR-AM, while 10 games will be broadcast exclusively through an audio Internet stream on WhiteSox.com
Fans can access the Internet radio streams by registering for a free account with the MLB website and logging in. The broadcast team for most of the Internet broadcasts will be Trey Bender calling the play-by-play and former White Sox slugger Bill Melton on color commentary.
In addition to the 9 Spring Training games, WSCR-AM will broadcast all 162 regular season White Sox games. Returning once again for The Score will be the broadcast team of former White Sox pitcher Ed Farmer on play-by-play and former White Sox outfielder Darrin Jackson on color commentary.
For the seventh season in a row, WRTO-AM will broadcast some Chicago White Sox games in Spanish. La Tremenda is currently scheduled to air 56 games -- 10 more games than last year -- including all home games against the Cubs, the Red Sox and the Yankees. Returning once again as the radio booth announcers for the Spanish radio broadcasts are Ozzie Guillen Jr. and Omar Ramos.
Comcast SportsNet Chicago will televise 100 regular season White Sox games, beginning with the season opener on Friday, April 1 at Cleveland. CSN also will televise Opening Day at U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday, April 7 vs. Tampa Bay. (The Chicago White Sox are 20% owners in Comcast SportsNet Chicago.) Nine games are tentatively scheduled to air on Comcast SportsNet Plus, due to conflicts with other sporting events. The CSN+ games will most likely be televised on CLTV.
WGN-TV will televise 30 White Sox regular season games in 2011, starting with the club's second game of the season at Cleveland on Saturday, April 2. WCIU-TV will televise 25 games during the regular season, starting on Friday, April 8, when the Sox take on Tampa Bay.
The broadcasting tandem of Ken "Hawk" Harrelson on play-by-play and Steve Stone providing analysis will call 155 regular season White Sox games on CSN, WGN and WCIU.
A total of eight games will be seen exclusively on national television. 7 regular season White Sox games have been selected to be part of FOX Saturday "Game of the Week" national broadcasts, with the first game being on April 16 against Los Angeles. The FOX games air locally on WFLD-TV. ESPN has selected a single game to air nationally: the August 1 contest against the New York Yankees.
All television White Sox game broadcasts for the 2011 season, both local and national, will be available in high definition. As always, game times and television networks are subject to change.
This season, the White Sox will start all weeknight home games at 7:10pm. All Saturday night home games will have a 6:10pm start and Sunday afternoon games will start at 1:10pm. The Saturday afternoon games for FOX will begin at 3:10pm.
The complete 2011 Chicago White Sox broadcast schedule for both pre-season and regular season can be found at this link HERE