Chicago Bears Renews CBS Radio Agreement

By Community | October 24, 2012

The Chicago Bears and CBS Radio Chicago announced an exclusive multi-year agreement to keep the team’s radio broadcast rights on WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9FM while at the same time extending Bears coverage across CBS RADIO’s five other Chicago stations  (670 The Score, pills B96, 104.3 K-Hits, US 99.5 and 93 XRT) through a variety of specialty programming.

Preseason, regular-season and extensive pre- and post-game shows will continue to be featured on the stations.  WBBM has been the radio home of the Bears since 2000 and is responsible for all advertising sales during the broadcasts.

“We are happy to continue our outstanding partnership with WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9FM and excited to create new opportunities with the other stations in the CBS RADIO Chicago family,” Bears President and CEO Ted Phillips said.  “We want to continue to add unique content offerings for our diverse fan base and CBS RADIO Chicago provides an excellent fit to help us achieve this goal.”

“WBBM Newsradio has been the ‘Voice of the Bears’ for the last 13 seasons and we look forward with great excitement to the years ahead,” said Rod Zimmerman, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO Chicago.  “The Chicago Bears have long had one of the largest fan bases anywhere in sports, and this partnership offers not only the fans many benefits, but our advertisers who support the broadcasts as well.”