By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network
The Smokies Radio Network is pleased to announce that Smokies play-by-play voice and the 2010 Southern League Broadcaster of the Year Mick Gillispie is returning to the Chicago Cubs spring training broadcast for cubs.com during the 2011 Cactus League season.
Gillispie announced several spring training games for the Cubs in 2010, and this season will join Len Kasper, the television play-by-play announcer for the Cubs for the webcasts. Kasper is entering his seventh season as the television voice of the Cubs on WGN-TV and CSN-Chicago after working for three years as the play-by-play voice of the Florida Marlins on Fox Sports Net.
Kasper and Gillispie will team up for 16 webcasts while Gillispie will be heard on all 19 games that will be heard on cubs.com. A full schedule can be found on our “Mick in Mesa” page on smokiesonradio.com.
Here is the official release from the Chicago Cubs on the 2011 spring training broadcast schedule:
CHICAGO – For the first time ever, nearly every Chicago Cubs spring training game will be available to Cubs fans via television, radio or internet radio broadcast as the club today announced its 2011 spring training broadcast schedule.
The 2011 broadcast schedule will feature eight games televised by Cubs broadcast partners (six by WGN and two by Comcast SportsNet), 11 on the WGN Cubs radio network and 19 via internet radio broadcast on www.cubs.com.
In total, 32 of the 34 games (not including the intrasquad game) are scheduled to be available to Cubs fans via one or more broadcast mediums.
Cubs TV play-by-play announcer Len Kasper will join Mick Gillispie, radio broadcaster for Chicago’s Double-A Tennessee affiliate, for most of the cubs.com internet radio broadcasts. Gillispie is entering his fifth season as the voice of the Tennessee Smokies and last season was named the Southern League Broadcaster of the Year. The first exclusive cubs.com broadcast takes place Tuesday, March 1 vs. the San Francisco Giants in Scottsdale.
WGN Radio will broadcast Chicago’s first two games of the spring – Sunday, February 27 vs. Oakland and Monday, February 28 vs. Milwaukee.
The first televised spring game will be Sunday, March 6 when the Cubs host the Los Angeles Dodgers on WGN. Comcast SportsNet’s first game will be Sunday, March 20 vs. the San Francisco Giants from HoHoKam Stadium.
All games start at 1:05 p.m. Arizona time unless otherwise noted.
We look forward to listening to Mick once again in spring training, and for more information as well as the full broadcast schedule, visit the Mick in Mesa page.