- Associated Press - Monday, December 20, 2010

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a five-year extension with WGN Radio play-by-play man Pat Hughes.

WGN announced the contract extension Monday. Hughes spent 15 years as the partner of color analyst and former Cubs third baseman Ron Santo, who died earlier this month. WGN vice president and general manager Tom Langmyer said in a statement that the station is “very fortunate” to have Hughes behind the microphone.

Under the new contract, Hughes will be with the station through the 2015 season. Next season will be his 16th with the Cubs and his 29th broadcasting professional baseball.

He spent 12 years as play-by-play announcer for the Milwaukee Brewers.