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Cubs announce spring broadcast schedule

Of club's 39 games, 36 will be available via TV, radio or Internet

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CHICAGO -- Fans who can't get to Arizona to watch the Cubs' Spring Training games will be able to keep up either on TV, radio or the Internet.

The Cubs will televise six Cactus League games (four on WGN TV, two on Comcast SportsNet), broadcast nine on WGN Radio and 25 via Internet radio broadcast on Cubs.com. The Cubs webcasts on cubs.com and MLB.com will be free for fans who register for a log-in account with the website. In total, 36 of the 39 games will be available to Cubs fans.

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Two games also have been added to the Cubs' spring schedule. They will play a World Baseball Classic opponent at HoHoKam Stadium on March 15, plus play the Dodgers in Tucson on March 21 to benefit the Christina Taylor-Green Memorial Foundation.

The Cubs close out their 2013 spring schedule against the Astros in Houston on March 29-30.

WGN Radio will broadcast Chicago's first spring game on Feb. 23 against the Angels. The first televised game will be on WGN TV on March 16 when the Cubs play host to the Royals in Mesa, Ariz. Comcast SportsNet's first game will be March 25 against the Giants.

Cubs TV play-by-play announcer Len Kasper will join Mick Gillispie, radio broadcaster for Double-A Tennessee, for most of the Cubs.com broadcasts, presented by United Airlines. The first cubs.com game with Kasper and Gillispie will be Feb. 24 against the Giants.

All games start at 1:05 p.m. MT/2:05 p.m. CT unless otherwise noted.

Feb. 23: at Angels, Tempe, WGN Radio

Feb. 24: vs. Giants, Mesa, cubs.com

Feb. 25: at Dodgers, Glendale, cubs.com

Feb. 26: vs. Rockies, Mesa, cubs.com

Feb. 27: vs. Dodgers, Mesa, cubs.com

Feb. 28: vs. Athletics, Mesa, cubs.com

March 1: vs. D-backs, Mesa, cubs.com

March 2: at Giants, Scottsdale, WGN Radio

March 3 (ss): vs. Brewers, Mesa, cubs.com; vs. Angels, Tempe

March 4: vs. Indians, Mesa, cubs.com

March 5: at Rockies, Scottsdale, cubs.com (2:10 p.m. MT/1:10 p.m. CT)

March 6: at Rangers, Surprise, cubs.com

March 7: vs. White Sox, Mesa, cubs.com

March 8: at Reds, Goodyear, cubs.com (8:05 p.m. MT/7:05 p.m. CT)

March 9: vs. Indians, Mesa, WGN Radio

March 10: vs. Padres, Mesa, cubs.com (3:05 p.m. MT/1:05 p.m. CT)

March 11: at D-backs, Scottsdale, cubs.com (3:10 p.m. MT/1:10 p.m. CT)

March 12: Off-day

March 13: vs. Rockies, Mesa, cubs.com (3:05 p.m. MT/1:05 p.m. CT)

March 14: at Dodgers, Glendale, cubs.com (3:05 p.m. MT/1:05 p.m. CT)

March 15 (ss): vs. World Baseball Classic team, Mesa (3:05 p.m. MT/1:05 p.m. CT); at White Sox, Glendale, cubs.com (2:05 p.m. MT/12:05 p.m. CT)

March 16 (ss): vs. Royals, Mesa, WGN-TV; vs. Rangers, Las Vegas, WGN Radio (both 3:05 p.m. MT/1:05 p.m. CT)

March 17 (ss): at Athletics, Phoenix, WGN-TV; vs. Rangers, Las Vegas, WGN Radio (both 3:05 p.m. MT/1:05 p.m. CT)

March 18: at Padres, Peoria, cubs.com (3:05 p.m. MT/1:05 p.m. CT)

March 19: vs. Rangers, Mesa, cubs.com (3:05 p.m. MT/1:05 p.m. CT)

March 20: Off-day

March 21 (ss): at Mariners, Peoria, WGN Radio (3:05 p.m. MT/1:05 p.m. CT); vs. Dodgers, Tucson (9:05 p.m. MT/7:05 p.m. CT)

March 22: at Brewers, Maryvale, WGN-TV, cubs.com (3:05 p.m. MT/1:05 p.m. CT)

March 23: vs. Angels, Mesa, WGN Radio, WGN-TV (3:05 p.m. MT/1:05 p.m. CT)

March 24: at Indians, Goodyear, WGN Radio (3:05 p.m. MT/1:05 p.m. CT)

March 25: vs. Giants, Mesa, Comcast SportsNet, cubs.com (3:05 p.m. MT/1:05 p.m. CT)

March 26: vs. Reds, Mesa, cubs.com (9:05 p.m. MT/7:05 p.m. CT)

March 27: at Royals, Surprise, WGN Radio (8:10 p.m. MT/6:10 p.m. CT)

March 28: vs. Mariners, Mesa, Comcast SportsNet, cubs.com (2:05 p.m. MT/12:05 p.m. CT)

March 29: at Astros, Houston, cubs.com (7:05 p.m. CT)

March 30: at Astros, Houston, cubs.com (1:05 p.m. CT)

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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