November 12. 2012 11:00AM - Last modified: November 12. 2012 11:03AM

Cubs, Blackhawks hurt WGN-TV and WGN-AM

As if a dismal Chicago Cubs season wasn't bad enough for hometown broadcasters WGN-TV/Channel 9 and WGN-AM/720, now the canceled Blackhawks games are making for a revenue-robbing double whammy.

The two Tribune Co. broadcast entities are feeling the financial strain of fewer advertising dollars following a disappointing season by the Cubs and may be forced to consider cutbacks amid broader industry challenges, say sources familiar with the situation who asked not to be identified.

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