Hal Totten, WMAQ's First Sportscaster

Above: WMAQ sportscaster (and Chicago Daily News sportwriter) Hal Totten and an unidentified WMAQ engineer in the Wrigley Field press booth on a chilly (presumably spring) day around 1927. Beginning in 1925, WMAQ broadcast all the home games of the Chicago Cubs. The radio deal that WMAQ station manager Judith Waller negotiated with Cubs owner P.K Wrigley (the first of its kind) led to a significant increase in fan attendance at the ballpark.

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