CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Bears and CBS Radio announced Monday a multi-year extension to keep the team’s radio broadcast rights on WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9 FM.
WBBM has been the radio home of the Bears since 2000. Preseason, regular-season and extensive pregame and postgame shows will continue to be featured on the stations.
“All of us at CBS Radio Chicago are thrilled to continue our 17-year partnership with the NFL’s most preeminent franchise,” said Tim Pohlman, senior vice president and market manager of CBS Radio in Chicago.
“We thank the McCaskey family, Ted Phillips and everyone at the Chicago Bears for their commitment to keeping WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9 FM as part of this first-class organization for years to come.”
In addition to game broadcasts, WBBM will also air the “Bears Coaches Show” every Monday during the season at 6:30 p.m., hosted by Jeff Joniak, the voice of the Bears on WBBM.
Bears All-Access will air weekly throughout the year on WSCR-670, featuring Bears color analyst Tom Thayer of WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9 FM and sideline reporter Zach Zaidman of WSCR.
All six CBS Radio station in Chicago will also air a Bears noon update daily during the football season.
“We are excited to extend our partnership with such a long-established and renowned organization as WBBM,” said Phillips, the Bears president. “It’s an honor to be a part of their broadcast family and we look forward to further growing our relationship.”