CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox, Comcast SportsNet, WGN-TV, WCIU-TV, WSCR-AM 670 The Score and 97.5 FM ESPN Deportes have announced the team's television and radio broadcast schedules for the 2013 season.
Comcast SportsNet (CSN) will televise 99 regular-season games, beginning with Opening Day on Monday, April 1 against Kansas City at 3:10 p.m. CDT. CSN also will air games of the first interleague series at the reigning National League East Division Champion Washington Nationals, beginning on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:05 p.m.
WGN is scheduled to broadcast 30 Sox games again this season, beginning with the club's second game of the year on Wednesday, April 3 vs. Kansas City (1:10 p.m.). WCIU will begin its 25-game schedule on Friday, April 5 vs. Seattle at 7:10 p.m.
Seven White Sox games are scheduled to be broadcast nationally as part of the FOX Saturday Baseball "Game of the Week" package, beginning April 20 vs. Minnesota (2:05 p.m.). ESPN will air the White Sox vs. Angels game on May 12 as part of its "Sunday Night Baseball" schedule with coverage starting at 7:05 p.m. Additional Sox games may be added to the ESPN and FOX slates later in the season.
All CSN, WGN, WCIU, ESPN and FOX telecasts will once again be available in high definition. Game times and television networks are subject to change.
Ken "Hawk" Harrelson and Steve Stone, entering their fifth year together in the White Sox television booth, will call 154 regular-season games on CSN, CSN+, WGN and WCIU. The seven games scheduled for Comcast SportsNet Plus (CSN+) will be available on CLTV in the Chicagoland area. Viewers in other areas should visit CSNChicago.com for specific channel locations. The first CSN+ telecast is scheduled for Saturday, April 6 vs. Seattle (12:10 p.m.).
WGN will air the first game of the crosstown series vs. the Cubs on Monday, May 27 at U.S. Cellular Field at 6:10 p.m. CSN will broadcast the second game of the two-game set on Tuesday, May 28 at 7:10 p.m. When the series moves to Wrigley Field, WGN will broadcast the first game (Wednesday, May 29, 1:20 p.m.), while CSN will air the series finale on Thursday, May 30 (1:20 p.m.).
WSCR-AM 670 The Score, the White Sox flagship radio station, will broadcast all 162 games. The on-air duo of former Sox pitcher Ed Farmer (play-by-play) and former outfielder Darrin Jackson (color commentary) returns for its fifth season in the radio booth.
For the second consecutive year, 97.5 FM ESPN Deportes,Chicago's first commercial FM radio station devoted to continuous Spanish language sports coverage, will broadcast all 162 games. All home games will air live from U.S. Cellular Field. Hector Molina (play-by-play) and Billy Russo (color commentary) will return as the Spanish radio team.