Published on Friday, 20 August 2010 15:08
George Ofman, longtime fixture on CBS Radio's WSCR-AM is heading back to CBS Radio, but this time to top-rated WBBM-AM. Ofman will be the new sports anchor/reporter for Newsradio 780, just in time for the station to begin to ratchet up its sports coverage, as WBBM-AM is the flagship station for all Chicago Bears radio broadcasts. George Ofman's first day on the air at WBBM will be August 30th.
For the last few months, George Ofman has been a part-time host of WGN-AM's Chicago Cubs post game shows, and occasionally pulling double duty as host of Chicago Blackhawks pre- & post-game coverage, as well as the occasional sports update during some of the station's talk shows. His final two "10th Inning" post-game shows for WGN Radio will be tonight and tomorrow.
George Ofman was part of The Score SportsRadio from January, 1992 through March, 2009. Unfortunately, he was one of those who left WSCR to join the ill-fated ChicagoSportsWebio.com, and the talented sports reporter found himself out of a job a few months later when the the Webio project crashed & burned. George then took to blogging for a couple of Internet sites in Chicago (BeachwoodReporter.com and ChicagoNow.com) before being hired by WGN-AM, first for some fill-in work at the end of last year, and then for Cubs post-game work in the spring of this year.
On his Facebook page
today, Ofman expressed his happiness for his time at WGN, stating: "I've had a ball at WGN delivering the updates, Cubs post games and covering the Blackhawks. I'm leaving one great news shop to join another" and "It's been an extraordinary experience working with great pros at WGN."
His return to the CBS Radio Chicago family reunites him with some old friends. Ofman said "I am leaving to take a job with Newsradio 780 WBBM, where I'll be re-united with such wonderful people such as Ron Gleason, Jeff Joniak and Dave Kerner, just to mention a few."
Ofman has also makes regular appearances on Comcast SportsNet's "Chicago Tribune Live" with David Kaplan. He is expecting that he will continue to be part of "CTL."
What? George worry? Not any more!