CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox, Comcast SportsNet, WGN-TV and WSCR-AM 670 (The Score) have announced the team’s 2012 spring training broadcast schedule.
The White Sox will have six Cactus League games televised from Arizona (five on Comcast SportsNet and one on WGN). WSCR, the club’s flagship radio station, will air nine games (including four interactive broadcasts). The Sox also will webcast 12 additional spring training games free on whitesox.com, up from nine in 2011.
The first televised spring training game is by WGN on Friday, March 9 at 2:05 p.m. CST when the White Sox face the Chicago Cubs at Camelback Ranch – Glendale. Comcast SportsNet will televise the first of its five spring games on Friday, March 23 when the Sox face the Arizona Diamondbacks at 9:05 p.m. CDT in Glendale. CSN will close out their spring broadcast schedule on Tuesday, April 3 when the White Sox play the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park at 7:00 p.m. CDT.
Ken “Hawk” Harrelson and Steve Stone will work six games in their fourth season together as the White Sox television broadcast team. Harrelson is set to begin his 27th season (23rd consecutive) as the television voice of the White Sox, while Stone enters his fourth year in the Sox television booth.
WSCR broadcasts the first of its nine games on Monday, March 5 at 2:05 p.m. CST when the White Sox open spring training against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Glendale. WSCR again will feature the on-air tandem of Ed Farmer and Darrin Jackson. Four of the nine game broadcasts (March 10, 17, 24 and 25) feature an “interactive” format, allowing listeners to interact with Farmer and Jackson, as well as pre and post-game host Chris Rongey during the broadcast.
In addition to television and radio broadcasts, the White Sox will present webcasts of 12 spring training games, in their entirety, at whitesox.com. The spring training webcasts begin on March 5 vs. the Dodgers and are available free to all fans with internet access. Former Sox slugger and All-Star third baseman Bill Melton returns as the color analyst for the Sox webcasts.
Additional information regarding spring training broadcasts, tickets and Camelback Ranch – Glendale can be found at whitesox.com/spring.