Published on Saturday, 30 July 2011 14:32
In this weekend's News & Notes, we look at a few new local media stories including: Steve Dahl's new website, Chet Coppock's new website, Mark Giangreco's new visit with Chetster, Joe Bartosch's new job, Comcast SportsNet Chicago's broadcast of the new Frank Thomas statue ceremony, Sam Sylk's new venture, and Oprah Winfrey's new show that uses her old Chicago shows as a learning tool. Details are found just below...
* * In advance of his daily podcasts changing from a free service to a paid one beginning this Monday
, Steve Dahl's website, Dahl.com
has been completely redone. The new website is sleeker, faster and mostly advertisement free. Of course, there is plenty of information on how to become a subscriber in order to access the new & classic podcasts.
* * Speaking of new websites, famed Chicago sports talker Chet Coppock will be unveiling a brand new & improved website for his "Daily Coppock"
video podcasts in just over a week. Also worth noting, the next episode of 'The Daily Coppock" will recorded on Monday and will feature WLS-TV sports anchor & WMVP-AM contributor Mark Giangreco. This will be the first time that Giangreco & Coppock have appeared on camera together since they were sports anchors together at WMAQ-TV in 1983. It was Giangreco that replaced Coppock as lead sports anchor there, but the two have remained close friends all these years. The episode should be up on the website by the middle of next week.
* * Congratulations to Chicago radio's Joe Bartosch! He has left WSCR-AM, where he has been a sports update anchor for almost the last twelve and a half years, but it is for a very good reason. He will now be working full-time for sister-station WBBM-AM as a writer/editor for the news radio station. With a few openings happening to WBBM-AM with writers/editors/staffers leaving to join WWWN-FM, the station first looked in-house to fill those vacancies and found one of the best in Bartosh. He had been a part-time news writer for the station since March 2007. In addition to his new full-time job with WBBM-AM, he will be continuing his other
part-time job there as the station's Senior Producer for Chicago Bears Football broadcasts -- a job he has been doing since August 1999. If that isn't enough, fans can still hear Bartosch be a 1970's-style DJ as "Joe B" hosts the Internet radio show "Super Groovy 70's
* * Comcast SportsNet Chicago will have an extended edition of their Chicago White Sox pre-game show to be able to provide live coverage of the unveiling of the life-sized Frank Thomas sculpture tomorrow. The pre-game show will start at Noon Sunday, with hosts Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton. At approximately 12:20pm, White Sox play-by-play announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson will emcee the sculpture unveiling ceremony, which will also feature Thomas' appreciation speech to the fans. The sculpture of Chicago White Sox legend and future Hall of Famer Frank Thomas sculpture will have a permanent residence on the left field concourse at U.S. Cellular Field.
* * Not only has Sam Sylk bounced back from being cut at Power 92 last month
by becoming one of the new personalities on FM News 101.1
, but he also will soon be a restaurateur. Scheduled to open sometime in in August will be Sylk's new restaurant, Docks Fish, located at 4014 W. 175th in Country Club Hills. The establishment will have chicken wings, shrimp, "fishwiches" and much more. More information about Docks Fish on its new Facebook page
* * Starting in October, Oprah Winfrey plans on taking her old "Oprah Winfrey Show" broadcasts, which were recorded in Chicago, and using them in a new way on her OWN cable network. In a new show called "Own Your Life," Oprah will air clips from her past shows, using moments from those as a way of teaching viewers ways to improve their lives in the present. The old shows will be used as classroom instructional vehicles on the new show. "Own Your Life" is scheduled to air weeknights on OWN, beginning October 10th.