Moment 30 New Traditions

1921 Team
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November 20, 1921

The Packers play in Chicago for the first time, posting a 3-3 tie against the Cardinals, as fans back home gather at Turner Hall to follow a play-by-play of the game off a Western Union wire. The Packers would not be broadcast on radio until 1929.

Milwaukee-based WTMJ began its radio broadcast of the games then, with Russ Winnie serving as the team’s primary radio announcer for nearly 30 years. Today the Packers Radio Network, with WTMJ as the flagship station, encompasses 49 stations in five states.