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Comcast SportsNet Chicago President Jim Corno Passes Away

Comcast SportsNet Chicago President Jim Corno Passes Away
CSN Chicago President Jim Corno passed away today. Senior Director of Communications Jeff Nuich posted a CSN tribute to Jim on the CSNChicago.com website (link). And below you'll find the Comcast SportsNet Chicago statement-- (from Phil Bedella – VP/GM, Comcast SportsNet Chicago) Jim Corno (President of Comcast SportsNet Chicago) passes away at the age of 66...

CSN Chicago: Blackhawks Biggest Cheerleaders

CSN Chicago: Blackhawks Biggest Cheerleaders
I really do love the Chicago Blackhawks “hit the ice” introduction video. The CGI effects are top notch. However, the very first thing I noticed in the vid is Coach Quenneville’s faux “media session.” There are only three microphones placed under Coach Q: WGN TV, WGN Radio and Comcast SportsNet; the Blackhawks three broadcast partners. Now why would a front-runner franchise even bother doing this? Why have any corporate media logos? Or instead throw in more media outlets and make the fake presser look genuine? Still, this is ultimately meaningless minutia; at least compared to the more important thoughts that it provokes. If you’re a media outlet who also broadcasts a team regularly, you are no longer a true news-gathering agency. At least not in regards to that specific team. You are beholden to that franchise and your on-air talent are de facto PR representatives; not reporters or journalists...

April should be Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s biggest month yet

April should be Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s biggest month yet
In the sports media business, we all experience the heavy workload of “March Madness,” but April is also extremely busy for one Chicago network. Comcast SportsNet Chicago will deliver 45 live pro game telecasts in 30 days. This includes the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks and NBA’s Chicago Bulls preparing for the postseason; as well the opening month of the 2013 MLB season for the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox.  The network will also carry over 200 live sports news/talk shows and surrounding pre/post game coverage throughout the 30 day period. T.S. Eliot wrote that April is “the cruelest month.” Actually, it’s the polar opposite if you’re a Chicago sports fan.

“This April will once again be our biggest month with all four of our pro team partners in action,” said James J. Corno, President of Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

“We’re looking forward to bringing Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox fans the comprehensive and expert coverage they’ve come to expect from us all month long.”...
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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...

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...
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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 »
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