Pat Hughes has been named Illinois’ Sportscaster of the Year for the year 2009 by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Hughes is entering his 15th year as the play-by-play man for the Chicago Cubs on WGN radio 720. Hughes teams up with Cubs legend Ron Santo to provide one of the most entertaining MLB broadcasts around. Since you never know what you’re going to get with Santo, Hughes has really elevated his game to provide a seamless broadcast for Cubs fans all across the country.
Hughes has already won the Illinois award 4 other times – in 1996, 1999, 2006 and 2007. He also won the same award 3 times for his work in Wisconsin from 1991 through 1992. Hughes has been a Major League broadcaster for 28 seasons – WOW!
Hughes had this to say about the honor – “I would like to thank the Cubs fans for being the greatest audience that a broadcaster could ever dream of. I would also like to thank all of those who voted for me.”
Congrats Pat – love listening to you every afternoon or night and I look forward to listening to you for many more years broadcasting Cubs games for the ages…