Posts tagged "comcast sports net chicago"

Blackhawks honoring Pat Foley Night Friday

Blackhawks honoring Pat Foley Night Friday
When it comes to Pat Foley catch-phrases there's: “we hope you enjoyed the broadcast, I KNOW YOU enjoyed the outcome” as a sign-off following Blackhawks wins. For Hawks losses, Foley concludes with: “we hope you enjoyed the broadcast, in spite of the outcome.” That’s his bit; like “STEAKS AND CAKES” and “DON’T CARE!” is for me. But my media career is just a drop of water compared to the ocean of media experience that is Pat Foley...

Comcast SportsNet replaces Chicago Tribune Live with SportsTalk Live

Comcast SportsNet replaces Chicago Tribune Live with SportsTalk Live
Adios Chicago Tribune Live! I gladly welcome with open arms the new format of SportsTalk Live. Comcast SportsNet Chicago is making the right call here, and frankly, it was a bit overdue. From Time Out Chicago’s Robert Feder, who actually tipped the story a day early the Tribune has pulled the plug on its title sponsorship of Chicago Tribune Live, the flagship weeknight talk show that’s been airing on the regional sports network since October 2004. Starting next week, the roundtable discussion program featuring guests from the media, sports and entertainment worlds will be retitled SportsTalk Live. It will continue to air from 5:30 to 6:30pm Monday through Friday, with veteran sportscaster Dave Kaplan as host. It debuts February 25th...

Gail Fischer leaving Comcast SportsNet after 14 years

Gail Fischer leaving Comcast SportsNet after 14 years
On one of the greatest nights in Illinois Fighting Illini basketball history, it became public knowledge that a prominent Illinois alum (class of '91), Gail Fischer was moving on from her post in the Chicago media. After 14 years, the 44-year-old Fischer will no longer be with CSN. “We have decided we will not be renewing our contract with Gail Fischer,” Comcast SportsNet said in a statement Thursday. “Her final day on our air was January 31. We appreciate everything Gail has provided our network over the years and we wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors. Per company policy, we have no further comment on personnel matters.”...
Advertisement:

CSN Chicago hires new free-lancer Jen Lada from Fox Milwaukee

CSN Chicago hires new free-lancer Jen Lada from Fox Milwaukee
Comcast SportsNet Chicago has made a couple female hires in the recent calendar year. First there was Susannah Collins to replace the departed Sarah Kustok, now Fox 6 Milwaukee’s Jen Lada gets the call up to the big show from AAA. Beginning Wednesday, Lada will join the network’s anchor-reporter team as a free-lancer and will contribute to Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s online and on-air coverage. She replaces Nicole Darin, who joined Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic...

CSN Chicago's 25th annual sports awards to honor big names in Chicago sports

CSN Chicago's 25th annual sports awards to honor big names in Chicago sports
Need somewhere to go this winter once the holiday parties are over? Or something to watch as football season winds down? Some of the biggest chicago sports legends and current stars will be honored at the 25th Annual Comcast SportsNet Sports Awards benefiting the March of Dimes.  The silver anniversary reception, dinner & ceremony will be held on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 from 5:00-9:00 PM CT at the Hilton Chicago & Towers, 720 S. Michigan Avenue.  Over the past 24 years, the Comcast SportsNet Sports Awards has raised close to $9 million for the March of Dimes...

Comcast SportsNet names new News Director

Comcast SportsNet names new News Director
Comcast SportsNet Chicago, has named Kevin Cross as its News Director effective immediately.  The announcement was made by Phil Bedella, Vice President/General Manager of Comcast SportsNet Chicago...
Advertisement:

CSN airing special documentary taking viewer from Sports World to the Third World

CSN airing special documentary taking viewer from Sports World to the Third World
Comcast SportsNet will provide viewers with a two-part documentary entitled From the Sports World to the Third World: A Journey to Cambodia, detailing the amazing story of how two Chicago sports industry veterans — Bulls/Blackhawks/Bears team photographer Bill Smith and Bulls senior director of ticket operations Joe O’Neil— are changing the lives of hundreds of... Read more »

Former Mayor Daley exclusive guest on Comcast SportsNet

Former Mayor Daley exclusive guest on Comcast SportsNet
Debuting Sunday, October 14 at 7:30 PM, Comcast SportsNet’s David Kaplan hosts an exclusive one-on-one interview with the former Mayor of the city of Chicago RICHARD M. DALEY.  Daley discusses everything from his belief that Chicago should be awarded a second NFL franchise, losing the 2016 Olympic bid for Chicago, his unending love for the White Sox, to life after running the city for 22 years and much more...

CSN's Chicago Tribune Live really needs better diversification

CSN's Chicago Tribune Live really needs better diversification
There’s nothing like utilizing a media platform owned by the Chicago Tribune company to constructively criticize another one. Chicago Tribune Live, a show airing on Comcast Sports Net Chicago, is in dire need of formatting overhaul. Basically, it’s all middle-aged white male panel is like an inferior stock portfolio- no diversification. Between the host, usual... Read more »
Advertisement: