Published on Friday, 12 February 2010 15:47
Chicagoans love their Auto Show each winter. Even with the Auto industry in one of the biggest slumps ever, the auto show always packs people in. This year should be no different, as multitudes are expected to pack into McCormick Place over the next few days. Chicago media outlets consistently show up, too. The media appearences are down this year, but still plenty to mention. Here is a look at just who from radio and TV will be there this year.
Today is opening day for the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. B96 has their booth set up by the Chevy Tuner display in the South Hall. From Noon-2:00pm and from 5:00pm-6:00pm, B96 has DJs playing music for the crowds. From 2:00pm-8:00pm, B96's Stylz & Roman will be broadcasting live from the shiz-ow, yo. Right next to them, from 4:00pn-7:00pm is WGN's Steve Cochran, and from 7:00pm-9:00pm, WGN's Sports Central with David Kaplan will be broadcasting live.
Tomorrow, Saturday the 13th, Stylz & Roman are back from 2:00pm-6:00pm broadcasting live on WBBM-FM. So is WGN's Sports Central, which will be live from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Both are near the Chevy Tuner display in the South Hall. WLFM is presenting Dave Koz, the famed musician and syndicated radio host. Koz will be performing for free from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the Chrysler Display in the South Hall. From 6:00pm-7:00pm, WMAQ-TV will be doing a live special on this years show. (It gets repeated from 11:00am-Noon on NBC5 the following morning.) CLTV will also have an Auto Show special from 3:00pm-4:00pm. WGN-TV will air it's Auto Show special from 6:00pm-7:00pm. The WGN special is repeated the following night at 10:00pm.
On Sunday the 14th, B96's Nikki will be broadcasting live from Noon-5:00pm at the B96 booth. Wish her a Happy Valentine's Day and ask her how she got her hands so tan. On Telemundo Chicago/WSNS-TV, a Spanish language special on the Auto Show will air from 5:00pm-5:30pm, with a repeat from 10:30pm-11:00pm.
On Monday the 15th, from 11:00am-1:00pm, you can shake hands with US99.5's Ramblin' Ray. Ray will be at the Toyota Display in the South Hall. Stylz & Roman are back again for B96 from 2:00pm-7:00pm at the Chevy Tuner display in the South Hall. Also in the same location, WGN-AM has Steve Cochran broadcasting live from the car show from 4:00pm-7:00pm, followed by Dave Kaplan's Sports central from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Also, SpongeBob SquarePants will walking around the Chrysler Dodge Display in the South Hall from 10:00am-4:00pm. That isn't really a Chicago media thing. It's just fun to take a picture with a guy in a hot SpongeBob suit and post it up on Facebook like you are standing next to a real celebrity. Moving on to Tuesday...
On Tuesday the 16th, B96's Stylz & Roman, along with WGN's Cochran & Kaplan are back at the same times.
On Wednesday, the 17th, it is B96's Stylz & Roman again, along with WGN's Steve Cochran, but no Sports Central.
On Thursday the 18th, it is B96's Stylz & Roman again, along with WGN's Cochran & Kaplan are back at the same times.
On Friday the 19th, B96's Stylz & Roman, along with WGN's Cochran & Kaplan are all back at the same times. This day is also "Telemundo Hispanic Day" at the Auto Show. Telemundo Chicago will be doing its TV newscast live from the show from 5:00pm-5:30pm.
On Saturday the 20th, Stylz & Roman are back once again. (They have basically moved into McCormick Place by this point.) They will be broadcasting live from 2:00pm-6:00pm. Also returning is WGN's Sports Central, who will be doing a live broadcast from 4:00pm-6:00pm.
Sunday the 21st is the final day for the show. B96's Nikki will be broadcasting live from Noon-5:00pm and informing Stylz & Roman that they now have to move out of McCormick Place and go back home.
It should also be noted that the Chicago Auto Show is produced in large part by veteran Chicago radio personality, Paul Brian, whose "Drive Chicago" program is still heard Saturday mornings on WLS-AM. It is a safe bet that if you attend the show, you will see Mr. Brian walking around.