Fox Sports Net to Debut Live Cubs/White Sox Weekly Series on Sunday Afternoons Starting August 31

Cubs Legend Ron Santo to Join "Cubs/Sox Pennant Central" Line-up

(CHICAGO) – As the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox drive to the MLB playoffs heats up, Fox Sports Net will debut a new, weekly series entitled Cubs/Sox Pennant Central beginning Sunday, August 31 following White Sox POST (approx. 3:30 PM). This live, half-hour program will air for five consecutive Sundays (Aug. 31; Sept. 7, 14, 21 & 28) following either a White Sox or Cubs afternoon post-game show on FSN.

Cubs/Sox Pennant Central will recap the previous week for the Cubs and White Sox, as well as preview the week ahead highlighting team and pitching match-ups and monitoring the other teams in the AL and NL Central division races. The program will be hosted by Fox Sports Net's Cubs studio host Gail Fischer and White Sox studio host Damon Andrews, along with FSN's baseball studio analysts Dave Otto and Bill Melton. The White Sox announcing tandem of Ken "Hawk" Harrelson and Darrin Jackson are also scheduled to appear.

Cubs radio broadcaster and north side legend Ron Santo will also join the Cubs/Sox Pennant Central cast with his weekly thoughts on the Cubs. Plus, various White Sox coaches will provide their insight on what lies ahead for the south siders. The program will also feature numerous player and manager interviews from both teams.

"This has been a thrilling summer of baseball for both White Sox and Cubs fans," said James J. Corno, Senior Vice President/General Manager for Fox Sports Net Chicago. "We look to add to the excitement by providing our viewers with a live, weekly Chicago baseball show that will be timely, informative and entertaining as these teams make their respective playoff pushes."

In addition to the live Sunday airing following a Cubs or White Sox afternoon post-game show, Cubs/Sox Pennant Central will also air at 10:00 PM the same evening.

Fox Sports Net Chicago reaches more than 3.8 million households in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin. Fox Sports Net Chicago's programming includes Chicago Bulls basketball, Chicago Blackhawks hockey, Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs baseball, Chicago Fire soccer, "The Best Damn Sports Show Period," NASCAR and "54321." Fox Sports Net Chicago is managed by Rainbow Sports Networks.

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