Announcers Return for 2019 South Bend Cubs Season

Darin Pritchett and Brendan King will once again broadcast Cubs Baseball on Michiana's Sports Leader, 96.1 FM WSBT.

By South Bend Cubs | November 15, 2018 11:12 AM

SOUTH BEND, IN - The South Bend Cubs are proud to welcome back Darin Pritchett and Brendan King for the 2019 season on Michiana's Sports Leader, 96.1 FM WSBT. 

Pritchett returns for his fifth season as the Voice of the South Bend Cubs. He is a five-time Indiana Broadcasters Association award winner, having won two awards for his work with the Cubs. In addition to his work with South Bend, Pritchett is also the voice of Notre Dame Hockey and host of WSBT Radio's Weekday Sportsbeat.

King will return for his second season as a broadcaster and Media Relations Assistant. During his first year, he was the host of the pre-game show both on the radio and at Four Winds Field on the video board. Beginning in February of 2019, King will return as host of the Cubbie Corner, a weekly video update on the South Bend Cubs and Chicago Cubs farm system. 

"We're very happy to be able to keep the team of Darin and Brendan around for another season," said South Bend Cubs President Joe Hart. "At this level, turnover is expected in the broadcasting industry, especially with good announcers. I don't think we could have picked a better duo for our All-Star season."

"There's something special about listening to baseball on the radio," said Bill Gamble, Director of Programming and Content for Mid-West Family Broadcasting South Bend. "Great announcers can put you in the park even when your miles away. We're glad to have the talents of Darin and Brendan back for another year of great baseball on the radio."

"I couldn't be more thankful to Andrew Berlin, Joe Hart, Chris Hagstrom and the South Bend Cubs organization for welcoming me back to the broadcast booth for the 2019 season," King said. "Calling games for the Cubs in 2018 was a pleasure each day. I'm thrilled to once again share my love of baseball with the fans on the air!"

South Bend Cubs baseball will begin its fifth year on Michiana's Sports Leader 96.1 FM WSBT when the team opens the season at Four Winds Field against the West Michigan Whitecaps. Currently, the games are contracted on 96.1FM through 2020.

About the South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs are the Class A minor league affiliate of the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Over the past 31 seasons, the team has won five Midwest League titles, most recently in 2005, and has captured 12 division titles. In 2019, the South Bend Cubs will host the Midwest League All-Star Game. In June 2017, Four Winds Field, home of the South Bend Cubs, was voted Best Class A ballpark in the country by Ballpark Digest. In 2015 the team was named Ballpark Digest's Team of the Year and received the John H. Johnson President's Award, the highest award in minor league baseball. The team is owned and operated by Swing-Batter-Swing, LLC whose principal shareholder is Andrew T. Berlin of Chicago, Ill.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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