The Chicago Bears aren’t going anywhere.
After a brief venture into radio free agency, the Bears and CBS Radio announced a multi-year contract extension on Monday that keeps the team’s games on WBBM radio – where the team has been broadcasting games since 2000. The agreement to remain on CBS affiliates WBBM 780-AM and WCFS 105.9-FM runs through 2022.
If you’ll recall, the Bears’ radio rights were up for grabs over the summer, with WGN Radio reportedly in the mix. WGN 720-AM served as the radio home for Bears football from 1996 to 2000, but CBS Radio retained Bears football for the next five years. Prior to this year, the Bears’ radio rights hadn’t been available for bidding since 2012, but the team and WBBM agreed to an extension that would have expired at the end of the 2017 campaign.
With the Bears staying put at WBBM, only the Cubs, White Sox, and Bulls are the only teams to have changed radio flagship homes since 2015.