The Bulls announced Thursday that beginning with the 2016-17 season WLS AM 890 will become the team's flagship radio station. The five-year deal, which runs through 2021, includes all preseason, regular season and postseason games, as well as year-round weekly programming. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
WVMP AM 1000 (ESPN) had been the flagship station of the Bulls since 1996.
It was also announced that the White Sox will move to WLS AM 890 beginning in 2016. Robert Feder first reported the news in late June. The White Sox have aired on WSCR AM 670 since 2006. Feder reported that CBS Radio is expected to pick up Cubs broadcasts next year from WBBM AM 780.
“Our new partnership with Cumulus Media and WLS AM 890 will provide the Bulls and White Sox with an extensive radio platform to reach our fans,” said Michael Reinsdorf, Bulls President and COO. “This relationship combines our shared interest in innovation and our shared commitment to bringing our fans the highest quality game broadcasts and other team radio programming.”
WLS AM 890 also broadcasts select Notre Dame football and basketball games.