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FILE - In this April 4, 1994, file photo, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, and Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Carey, left, sing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" during the seventh inning stretch at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Cubs are leaving WGN Radio that's been their radio home for 90 years. Radio president Jimmy de Castro confirmed on the air Wednesday, June 4, 2014, media reports that the Cubs are leaving the station after this season. (AP Photo/John Zich, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are leaving the station that's been their radio home for 90 years.

WGN Radio president Jimmy de Castro confirmed on the air Wednesday media reports that the Cubs are leaving the station after this season.

The Cubs say they'll hold a news conference on Thursday at Wrigley Field to announce a long-term broadcast deal with CBS-owned WBBM-AM 780.

De Castro says the parting ways was a difficult decision for the station, which has been synonymous with the Cubs for close to century.

But he says the decision was made after the station determined that the business deal the Cubs insisted on did not make economic sense for the station.




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