Bulls, White Sox reach deal with WLS AM 890


CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls have found a new radio home, with both heading to WLS AM 890 in 2016.

With the White Sox’s deal with WSCR AM 670 expiring at the end of this season, the team’s game broadcasts will be headed to WLS starting next year on a six-year deal.

The Bulls, who currently air on ESPN 1000, will have one more season under their present radio deal and then move to WLS for the start of the 2016-17 season.

Both deals will run through 2021.

The Bulls’ deal includes all preseason, regular season and potential postseason games. The White Sox’s deal includes select spring training games and exhibition games, regular season and potential postseason games, along with weekly original programing.

Cumulus Media Inc., which owns WLS, also owns WLS FM 94.7, WLUP FM 97.9 and WKQX FM 101.1 in the Chicago market. It was not made known which of those stations would be used in situations when both teams are playing at the same time.

“Our new partnership with Cumulus Media and WLS AM 890 will provide the Bulls and White Sox with an extensive radio platform to reach our fans,” Bulls President and COO Michael Reinsdorf said in a statement. “This relationship combines our shared interest in innovation and our shared commitment to bringing our fans the highest quality game broadcasts and other team radio programming.”