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White Sox Moving Next Year

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Jun 17, 2005 5:43PM

2005_06_sports_sox_radio_deal.jpgNo, not to another city! The Sox are moving south on your AM dial next year, having reached an agreement to move their game broadcasts to The Score 670 (WSCR) from their current home at ESPN 1000 (WMVP). The 5-year deal will pay the White Sox only $2.5 - $2.7 million per season, about half what they get in their current deal. Chicagoist isn't sure why they didn't wait until after winning the World Series to negotiate the deal to boost their cash. WMVP was offered the chance to keep the Sox, but chose not to match because it didn't make business sense according to WMVP general manager Jim Pastor. He'll be regretting that come October...

The Score will broadcast every regular-season game and 15 spring-training games, with John Rooney and Ed Farmer continuing to call the games. But some of the station's existing staff needs to polish up on Sox speak. Morning show host Mike North referred to the Sox stadium as Comiskey Park in front of Reinsdorf, who promptly corrected him that it's now U.S. Cellular Field. And Chicagoist thinks he should have to change his last name to South!