The White Sox will have a new radio home next season. The team announced on Thursday that they’ve agreed to a multi-year deal to broadcast their games on ESPN 1000. The first broadcast will be Feb. 27 to kick off the Cactus League season.
“The White Sox are an extremely entertaining, talented baseball team with an incredibly bright future, and we’re thrilled to partner with them to bring the White Sox to ESPN 1000 fans,” said Mike Thomas, ESPN Chicago market manager in a statement. “We’re dedicated to bringing the best content in Chicago sports to ESPN 1000, and having the Sox back on our airwaves just ensures that we’re making good on that promise.”
ESPN 1000 was the flagship station for the White Sox from 1999-2005 as well. Previously, White Sox games had been broadcast on WLS 890 AM for fans who couldn’t catch the action on NBC Sports Chicago.