WGN Radio morning host Greg Jarrett and sports director Dave Eanet broadcast live from Wrigley Field’s Captain Morgan Club this Friday, April 1 from 5-8:30 a.m. in celebration of the start of the Chicago Cubs season. The opening day show is open to the public and features a full roster of guests live at the Captain Morgan Club, plus attendees have the opportunity to win Cubs tickets throughout the morning. The scheduled guests are listed below. Please note that times are subject to change.
WRIGLEY FIELD’S NEW PUBLIC ADDRESS ANNOUNCER
Arlington Heights native Andrew Belleson pulls up a chair to talk about landing his dream job among a field of nearly 3,000 applicants.
CUBS COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
Mike Lufrano, the Cubs’ executive VP of community affairs, brings listeners up-to-speed on the various street festivals and events taking place this summer in and around Wrigley.
TOM & LAURA RICKETTS
The brother/sister owners stop by to discuss the upcoming season.
KEITH MORELAND & TOM STRAUSS
The new Cubs broadcaster is reunited with the lifelong Cubs fan he visited 25 years ago after a freak baseball accident left then 13 year-old Tom Strauss with a serious head injury. Strauss now says Moreland is one of the greatest influences in his life due to the sincere words of wisdom he shared with him that day about overcoming challenges.
The soon-to-be mayor of Chicago joins Greg Jarrett at the Captain Morgan Club.
Opening day at Wrigley wouldn’t be complete without an appearance from Mr. Cub himself.
Following the morning show, midday host Mike McConnell broadcasts live from Goose Island Wrigleyville alongside sports director Dave Eanet from 8:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. when Cubs Central pre-game takes the air. Sports reporter/host David Kaplan joins them at 11 a.m. and host Nick Digilio provides live on-the-street reporting from around Wrigleyville. The broadcast is closed to the public. Following the game, afternoon host Garry Meier also broadcasts live from Goose Island Wrigleyville until 5:50 p.m., which is open to the public.