ESPN1000 is Exclusive National Home for MLB in Chicago
ESPN Radio’s flagship station ESPN1000 Chicago will provide extensive coverage of the Chicago Cubs’ postseason, including every playoff game. The first game will be Friday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. CT, from Wrigley Field against the San Francisco Giants. Dan Shulman and Aaron Boone will call the action. This will be the second year in row that ESPN1000 will carry all Cubs’ postseason games. The station will also provide coverage of the entire MLB post season including the World Series.
Coverage will include in-depth insight from ESPN Cubs reporter Jesse Rogers, who has been embedded with the team all season. In addition, ESPN1000 will have special, extended pre- and post-game shows. ESPN1000 will also participate in local community events focused on supporting the Cubs during their playoff run.
The station’s daily talk shows will all be Cubs-focused throughout the postseason, featuring various ESPN baseball analysts and related guests. ESPN1000’s daily lineup includes Carmen & Jurko (hosted by Carmen DeFalco and John Jurkovic) from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CT, Kap & Co. (hosted by David Kaplan) from 12 – 2 p.m. and Waddle & Silvy (hosted by Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman) from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
“Being the home for MLB and Chicago playoff baseball is one of the best assets we offer local sports fans,” said Jim Pastor, general manager of ESPN1000 Chicago. “Our Cubs broadcasts with Dan Shulman and Aaron Boone will be high energy, extremely passionate, with informed analysis and less clutter than any other baseball broadcast. In addition, ESPN1000 will provide complete pre- and post-game coverage with our Cubs insider Jesse Rogers, plus an array of current and former Cubs chiming in with fans on the series. ESPN1000 prides itself on being able to superserve Chicago sports fans during this historic Cubs run.”
About ESPN1000 Chicago
ESPN1000 Chicago is the flagship station of ESPN Radio, providing a popular weekday talk lineup featuring Carmen & Jurko, Kap & Co. and Waddle & Silvy, news, local and national play-by-play coverage. It’s also the official home of the NBA playoffs, including the entire post-season, Major League Baseball, including the World Series, Notre Dame football and basketball, the College Football Playoff and high school sports coverage. Programming is also streamed live at www.ESPNCHICAGO.com.
About ESPN Audio
ESPN Radio, the country’s largest sports radio network, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPNRadio.com, and ESPN Audio on Demand comprise ESPN Audio.
ESPN Radio, which launched January 1, 1992, provides more than 9,000 hours of talk and event content annually, reaching 20 million listeners a week on 500 nationwide stations, including more than 375 full-time affiliates and clearance in the top 25 markets. ESPN owns and/or operates stations in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. ESPN Radio programming is also available on SiriusXM and via digital distributors Apple Music, Slacker Radio and TuneIn.
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