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CHICAGO, IL, October 01, 2008 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Cubscast, a Sportscasts LLC podcast, today announces comprehensive postseason coverage of the 2008 Chicago Cubs' push to the World Series.
After nearly four years and over 450 original episodes, the uniquely independent, on-demand sports show looks forward to covering the Cubs' second consecutive postseason berth, with new podcasts offered three times a week or more.
The success of the team as well as the loyal listener base of this groundbreaking internet radio show have made Cubscast the most popular online team-centric sports show on the Internet. Recently ranked as high as #5 in iTunes sports, Cubscast consistency ranks higher than podcast produced by ESPN, HBO, Baseball America, and others. For the month of September 2008, Cubscast notched over 300,000 audio downloads, with free episodes available via iTunes or the Cubscast website (http://www.cubscast.com)
The 30 -minute Cubscast episodes are hosted by longtime Cub fans Andrew Figgins, Matt Sheppo and Zach Baliva, who mix in their own brand of quirky humor with in-depth analysis, predictions, debates, contests, interviews and more year-round.
Cubscast host Zach Baliva says Cubs fans and Cubscast listeners are ready for an exciting postseason run. "Getting swept by the Diamondbacks last year was agonizing." he says "But Cubs fans are resilient. They've been watching their team for years, we've been covering the team for years, and as both fans and podcasters, we can't wait to follow this team deep into October."
This year in addition to the audio podcast, Cubscast is also offering unique presidential election themed shirts. Fans can customize an election shirt with any two last names. Popular selections-last week included Santo/Hughes '08, Zambrano/Fontenot '08, and Obama/Fukudome '08.
About Sportscasts LLC
Sportscasts LLC is the world's largest independently owned and operated network of sports team podcasts, publishing over 1900 original baseball, basketball, football and hockey episodes to date. Each podcast is hosted by one or more die-hard sports fans, and provides weekly on-demand, high-quality sports talk for one of over 30 professional teams, totally free of charge. It's easy to subscribe via iTunes or via e-mail, and new episodes are available for download to iPods, mp3 players, or on any internet-capable computer.
Cubscast.com, a podcast wholly devoted to the Chicago Cubs, began in March of 2005, and is the most popular online podcast destination for Cubs fans with over 25,000 subscribers. Over the last four seasons, Cubscast has produced several original 20-30 minute episodes each week, and is featured on iTunes - consistency ranking higher than podcasts produced by ESPN, HBO, and others. Guests have included Chicago celebrities and personalities such as Joe Mantegna, Jeff Garlin, Len Kasper, Fergie Jenkins, Eric Patterson, Milt Pappas, Tom Dreesen and even Ronnie Woo Woo Wickers. Subscribe to Cubscast today via iTunes or via e-mail.
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