Published on Thursday, 04 October 2012 17:17
Not only will this weekend's 35th Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon be shown on television
, but WSCR-AM/670 The Score will have even more extensive coverage of the race on the radio -- before, after, and especially during the event. WSCR-AM's expansive coverage of Sunday's race will begin on Saturday morning with a preview show and continue on through Sunday evening with a wrap-up show.
On Saturday morning, WSCR-AM will have the "Bank of America Chicago Marathon Pre-Show" from 7:00am-8:00am, which will inform both Marathon participants and the race's and fans on breaking news and information about the event, along with interviews, training tips, and discussions regarding the sport of distance running.
On Sunday evening after the race, WSCR-AM will air the "Chicago Marathon Recap Show" from 5:00pm-5:15pm. As the name suggests, the show will recap the Chicago Marathon news of the day, including all of the big winners.
Of course, Sunday morning, 670 The Score will air their exclusive coverage of the race itself from 7:00am-11:00am. This year, over 20 people will assist in making this four hour broadcast come together.
Anchoring the Chicago Marathon coverage for 670 The Score will be Josh Liss, the Sports Director and morning sports anchor at WSCR-AM's sister station, WBBM-AM/Newsradio 780. Joining Josh Liss will be Larry Rawson, the veteran "Voice of Track and Field," who has worked with (among many others) CBS Sports, ESPN, and Dial Global/Westwood One. Rawson is widely considered one of the best marathon analysts in the country. Liss & Rawson will be broadcasting live from the Score's Broadcast Center, which will be located near the Chicago Marathon finish line at Columbus Drive and 11th Street.
In addition to expert commentary from Liss & Rawson, the race will also feature plenty of reporters from various locations along the race route and from within the race. Matt Rodewald will be reporting from in China Town, Connor McKnight reporting from US Cellular Field, Adam Harris reporting from Wrigelyville, and Nick Shepkowski reporting from the Gold Coast. Mike Esposito will be able to deliver reports from the lead press truck, former Olympian Jenny Spangler will report in from the lead Female vehicle, and Baylor Coach Greg Meyer will report in from the lead Male vehicle.
This will be the seventh consecutive year that WSCR-AM has been the radio flagship home of the Chicago Marathon, continuing a tradition that was started in 2006. Program Director Mitch Rosen was instrumental in bringing the Chicago Marathon coverage and the business partnership with Bank of America with him when he came to WSCR-AM & CBS Radio over seven years ago.
Said Rosen to CRM today: "This broadcast is truly a grass roots/feel good day for the station. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon continues to be a marquee event for the City of Chicago, and we could not be more proud of our partnership with the Bank."
The Chicago Marathon is considered one of the five major U.S. marathons that professional runners strive to participate in annually. The 26.2 mile race begins and ends in Grant Park, with a scenic tour of Chicago's neighborhoods and parks in between. More than one million spectators are expected to line the race route.