Thursday, March 02, 2017

A Blackhawk on the Radio

From this morning's RAMP Newsletter...

WGN Radio/Chicago has acquired the services of former NHL player Brent Sopel, who has signed on as a hockey analyst and host on The Beat, the station's weekend sports show. Sopel will sit alongside Mark Carman, Adam Hoge and Jarrett Payton and will also contribute regularly to weekday shows. Sopel spent 12 seasons in the NHL and won the Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010. He retired from the NHL in 2015.

Todd Manley, WGN VP of Programming and Content remarked, "With Brent Sopel joining our sports conversation, we can ramp up for more expanded Blackhawks coverage. As a mentor to some of today's biggest stars, Brent brings a depth of knowledge in the past, present, and future of this great game." Sopel remarked, "I'm very excited to join the WGN family and look forward to a [Blackhawks] long run in the playoffs." Listen to The Beat Saturdays from 4-7pm and Sundays from 3-6pm.