(July 2, 2020) -PRESS RELEASE- The Chicago White Sox and WGN Radio 720-AM have announced veteran broadcaster Andy Masur will join Darrin Jackson in the booth for broadcasts on WGN Radio and the White Sox Radio Network during the 2020 season. Masur fills the role following the death on April 1 of longtime radio voice Ed Farmer.
Masur, a Chicago-area native, served as the pre-game host for White Sox baseball on WGN Radio during the 2018-19 seasons. He also called an inning of play-by-play for games at Guaranteed Rate Field and filled in for both Farmer and Jackson during the two seasons.
“I am truly honored and humbled to join my friend Darrin Jackson in the White Sox radio booth this season,” said Masur. “Many people before me have said legends cannot be replaced, and the great Ed Farmer is truly irreplaceable. As a fellow Chicagoan, I hope my passion for the city and the game of baseball connects with White Sox fans in a way that Ed would be proud. I want to thank the White Sox and WGN Radio for this fantastic opportunity.”
Masur returned to WGN Radio in 2014 for his second tenure with the network. In addition to his work with the White Sox, his duties included select play-by-play and pre and postgame work for the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs, Northwestern Wildcats, as well as anchoring/hosting duties. Prior to rejoining WGN Radio, Masur spent eight seasons (2007-14) with the San Diego Padres as part of their radio broadcast team and worked a number of games on FOX Sports San Diego. He also was the play-by-play voice of the University of San Diego men’s basketball team for eight seasons.
Masur previously worked for WGN Radio from 1999-2007 as part of the Cubs Radio Network. He served as the main pre- and postgame host and also handled select play-by-play duties. Masur’s previous play-by-play work includes the Loyola University men’s basketball team and baseball and softball on Big Ten Network (BTN).
Masur is a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. and Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Ill. Masur and Jackson will debut as the White Sox full-time radio team upon the resumption of the 2020 season.