Chicago’s greatest sportscasters on radio

Blackhawks broadcasters John Wiedeman and Troy Murray’s 2019 bullpen. Picture: Invoice Smith/NHLI by way of Getty Photographs

Yesterday we wrote about the very best TV cubicles for our main sports activities groups.

  • Nonetheless, many requested why we skipped the nice work completed on the radio button.

Why it issues: Though radio listening is down, these duos are mentioned to be having a tougher time portray footage with their phrases.

1. John Wiedeman and Troy Murray

Whereas Jeff Joniak and Tom Thayer for the Bears can be on the high of this record if we hadn’t featured them yesterday, the Blackhawks radio crew is simply nearly as good.

  • They’ve superb methods of describing what is going on on in a hockey sport, and Wiedeman’s capacity to trace the puck is known.
  • Murray was a beloved participant for the Hawks. It was emotional when he returned to the field after a most cancers prognosis final yr.
2. Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer
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Pat Hughes works on the sport in 2016. Picture by Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/Tribune Information Service by way of Getty Photographs

Pat Hughes, A sport model of the 60’s crooner taking part in baseball with the very best voice of any radio present. We’re fortunate to have him calling video games for 27 years.

  • Hughes’ World Collection speech is the stuff of legend.
  • Coomer is a real Chicagoan and grew up on the Southwest Facet.
3. Len Kasper & Darrin Jackson
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Darrin Jackson earlier than the 2016 sport. Picture by Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/Tribune Information Service by way of Getty Photographs

It’s exhausting Ed Farmer’s place, however Len Kasper is a real Chicago sports activities broadcaster. He got here from the Cubs TV sales space to make an look.

  • Kasper has confirmed that he’s greater than able to dealing with each TV and radio reveals.
  • DJ has been within the sales space for 22 years and sometimes attracts on his expertise taking part in for the South Siders crew.
4. Chuck Swirsky and Invoice Wennington
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Chuck Swirsky and Invoice Wennington in 2022. Picture: Jeff Haynes/NBAE by way of Getty Photographs

Chuck Swirsky has been a mainstay of sports activities radio right here since 1979 WCFL play. He is completed the whole lot from play-by-play to speak present internet hosting to on-court reporting, however he discovered his dwelling at Bulls video games.

  • Wennington naturally brings the experience of a three-time NBA champion.


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