Source: Masur to succeed the late Ed Farmer in Sox radio booth

Updated 6/24/2020 5:27 PM

This was supposed to be Ed Farmer's 29th year in the White Sox's radio booth.

The season was halted by the coronavirus pandemic March 12, and Farmer passed away April 1 at 70 of complications from a previous illness.


"My heart is broken, but my mind is at peace knowing my dear friend is no longer suffering," said Darrin Jackson, Farmer's radio partner since 2009.

With the game now back up and running, the Sox need a new radio broadcaster to pair with Jackson.

According to a source, Andy Masur is the choice to fill the sizable shoes left by Farmer.

Masur is an established veteran in his own right.

He's been filling in for Farmer and Jackson the past two years on WGN 720-AM and has been at the station since 2014.

Masur, 53, also spent 2007 to 2014 as the TV and radio voice of the San Diego Padres.

The Park Ridge native and Maine East High School/Bradley graduate got his start in baseball in 1999, spending eight years at WGN radio broadcasting Cubs games.

Masur currently calls Horizon League basketball on ESPN and Loyola-Chicago men's basketball, and is the former play-by-play voice of the University of San Diego men's basketball team.

With an abbreviated major league baseball season set to begin in late July, team radio broadcasters are expected to be at every game. TV broadcasters are expected to do home games only.


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