Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Notre Dame Moves to AM 1000

This little tidbit was also announced yesterday. WLS has lost the broadcast rights to ESPN 1000 in Chicago. From Radio Ink...

As part of the just-announced multi-year deal, ESPN Chicago 1000 will broadcast every Notre Dame football and men’s basketball game beginning with the 2016-17 seasons. The station previously carried the games from 1999-2005. WLS carried the games up until this new deal. ESPN Chicago 1000 will produce Notre Dame basketball games, while IMG will produce Notre Dame football games, as part of IMG’s Notre Dame Football Network.

The bummer about this news is that Chet Coppock has lost his gig. He posted this on his facebook page yesterday: "bad day in the office. WLS has lost the rights to Notre Dame football to ESPN 1000. thus my 10 year run as host of N.D. football on 'LS is history. Will truly miss the gig. ‪#‎GoIrish‬."