2016 World Series Champions Anthony Rizzo & Kyle Schwarber to Join ESPN1000 Exclusively Throughout MLB Season

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2016 World Series Champions Anthony Rizzo & Kyle Schwarber to Join ESPN1000 Exclusively Throughout MLB Season

ESPN1000 Chicago, the number-one-rated sports talk radio station in the city, will welcome World Series heroes Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber of the Cubs who will make weekly appearances on the station throughout the 2017 MLB season. First baseman Rizzo will reprise his Tuesday segment on Kap & Co. (hosted by David Kaplan) starting April 4 from 9 a.m.- noon CT. Catcher and outfielder Kyle Schwarber will join Waddle & Silvy  (hosted by Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman) from 2 – 6 p.m.  (The start date is being finalized.)

Kap & Co. and Carmen & Jurko will broadcast live from the Cubs home opener at Wrigleyville Monday, April 10, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Starting the week of April 3, Kaplan’s ‘Cubs Corner’ podcast will air weekly during the MLB season and will live on the audio page on the ESPN App. Additionally, Waddle & Silvy will also hold weekly call-ins featuring former Cubs Cy Young Award Winner Rick utcliffe, an ESPN analyst. ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball will air an Opening Night prime-time exclusive Sunday, April 2, with the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs visiting Busch Stadium and their rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals. Coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will also be available on ESPN Radio (including streaming via ESPNRadio.com), ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio.

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 18 million listeners a week on 450 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.


Contact:  Belen Michelis at (860) 766-1425; [email protected] @belen_espn




Belen Michelis

Belen Michelis is a senior publicist focusing on ESPN Corporate Citizenship, Spelling Bee, Invictus Games, Warrior Games, ESPN local radio (98.7FM NY, ESPNLA 710, ESPN Chicago 1000), Misc. Sports and the WNBA. Prior to joining the ESPN Communications team, Michelis worked in Ad Sales for ESPN Deportes and International from 2010-2014. Michelis graduated from Boston College in 2010.
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