Effective Monday, April 3, ESPN 1000’s Kap & Co. and Carmen & Jurko, will swap time slots, with Kap & Co. moving to 9 a.m. – noon CT and Carmen & Jurko to noon – 2 p.m. In the recently released Nielsen PPM ratings for February 2017, both programs led their current time slot among sports talk shows, as they did in January for adults 24-54.
As the top-rated sports talk station in Chicago, ESPN 1000 provides sports fans expert analysis and opinions from former and current athletes along with some of the most recognizable and credible voices in Chicago broadcasting. Kap & Co. is hosted by David Kaplan, and Carmen & Jurko is hosted by Carmen DeFalco and John Jurkovic. Both are the number one rated sports talk radio program in their time slot. The city’s top-rated talk show, Waddle & Silvy is hosted by Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman from 2 – 6 p.m.
Jim Pastor, Vice President and General Manager of ESPN1000 Chicago, stated, “When Kap & Co. debuted in September 2015, almost immediately it became the top sports talk show in its time slot. Now Kap’s fans will be rewarded with an extra hour each day right after Mike & Mike. Carmen & Jurko will take over at noon and will set the table for sports fans for the day ahead before handing off to Waddle & Silvy. It’s been this lineup, along with Mike & Mike, that has solidified ESPN 1000 as the top-rated sports talk station in the city.”
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 and the College Football Playoff. Programming is also streamed live on the ESPN app and 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.
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