Published on Tuesday, 19 April 2011 16:16
Without much fanfare, Chicago sports broadcasting legend Chet Coppock launched a new website at the start of last month. The new site is The Daily Coppock
, which has Chet Coppock on video discussing sports headlines, interesting pop culture news items, music, and much more. Each "Daily Coppock" videocast runs around 7-10 minutes long, with new ones coming out every few days.
The website, while still new and not yet 100% complete, features more than just Chet Coppock's video take on the news. The site also features a weekly blog by Coppock and dozens of photos of the "Godfather of Sports Talk Radio" with many celebrities from the sports and entertainment world, taken from his long and successful career in radio and television. The website will soon be adding an archive of past shows and other features.
The "Daily Coppock" videos are a newer, crisper version of the original "Daily Coppock" videos, first started last year on his personal website, ChetCoppock.com
. Using green screen technology, the newer videos have a smoother flow and better visual appeal than the previous version did.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 20th, Chet Coppock will do his first live remote of his web show. It will begin at 10:30 at Murphy's Bleachers, located at 3655 N. Sheffield in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood. The special episode will also feature guest appearances by WGN-AM/Comcast SportsNet's David Kaplan and the Chicago Tribune's Fred Mitchell. The live remote is completely free and open to the public. Those who come to the taping will have a chance at winning autographed books, t-shirts and other gifts.
In addition to having his videos show on the homepage of DailyCoppock.com
, his new videos can also be found on sports talker Mike North's website, NorthToNorth.com
and on Vimeo.com
. Coppock also continues to turn out regular audio podcasts of "Coppock On Sports" on his own ChetCoppock.com
Chet Coppock has had a larger-than-life broadcasting career, that more than matches his larger-than-life on-mic persona. At just age 17, he began broadcasting football and basketball games for his high school, New Trier High School in Winnetka. He hasn't stopped broadcasting since. He has worked in New York, Indianapolis and Milwaukee, but is best known for his many years in Chicago radio and television. He has won Emmy Award and a Peter Lisagor Award for his work. In 2009, Coppock released his first book, "Fat Guys Shouldn't Be Dancin' at Halftime: An Irreverent Romp Through Chicago Sports