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Encyclopedia > WMVP
WMVP-AM
City of license Chicago, Illinois
Broadcast area Greater Chicago
Branding ESPN Radio 1000
Slogan First For Sports
First air date 1926
Frequency 1000 (kHz)
Format Sports Talk
ERP 50,000 watts
Class A
Callsign meaning W Most Valuable Player
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Disney/ABC Radio
(Sports Radio Chicago, LLC)
Sister stations WLS, WMVP, WRDZ, WZZN
Also part of the Disney/ABC Cluster: TV Station WLS
Website espnradio1000.com

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The station broadcasts live sports talk, both locally and nationally. Daily programming consists of talk shows that are both national and local. Mike and Mike in the Morning and the Dan Patrick show are done by ESPN, while Waddle & Silvy, Mac, Jurko, and Harry, and The Show are more focused on Chicago sports. A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... Mike and Mike in the Morning is a sports talk radio show hosted by Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg (aka Greeny) and broadcast on ESPN Radio. ... Daniel Patrick Pugh (born May 15, 1956), better known as Dan saint Patrick day, is an American sportscaster from Mason, Ohio. ... Mac, Jurko, and Harry is the afternoon, drive-time show hosted by Dan McNeil, John Jurkovic and Harry Teinowitz. ...

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ESPN Radio

ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network in the United States launched on January 1, 1992. It was originally called Sports Radio ESPN. ESPN Radio is located at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. The network airs a regular schedule of daily and weekly programming as well as live coverage of Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, Bowl Championship Series, and National Invitation Tournament games. As of 2006, like ESPN, ESPN Radio now has what is called ESPN Radio Insider. ESPN Radio is broadcast to subscribers of both Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio. ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ... A radio network is a network system which distributes programming to multiple stations simultaneously, or slightly delayed, for the purpose of extending total coverage beyond the limits of a single broadcast signal. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Headquarters (HQ) denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are concentrated. ... Nickname: Mum City Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Central Connecticut Incorporated (town) 1785 Incorporated (city) 1911 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor William T. Stortz Area  - City 69. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... BCS Logo 2006-Present with logo of Television Rightsholder Fox Broadcasting Company The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner being the BCS national champion. ... The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is a mens college basketball tournament operated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ... “XM” redirects here. ...


ESPN Radio currently has five company-owned stations in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, and Pittsburgh. Most other markets have ESPN Radio affiliates, whether they be part-time or have their entire format dedicated to ESPN Radio. ESPN Radio is currently an official part of the ABC Radio network, though the Walt Disney Company is not including the ESPN Radio network or the Radio Disney network in the pending sale of ABC Radio to Citadel Broadcasting. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... Nickname: Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Allegheny Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18, 1816 (city) Government  - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area  - City 151. ... ABC Radio is a division of the American Broadcasting Company focused on AM radio and FM radio broadcasting. ... Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. ... Radio Disney is a radio network based in Dallas, Texas in the United States broadcasting music and other content targeted at children and young teenagers. ... Citadel Broadcasting Corporation NYSE: CDL is a Las Vegas, Nevada based broadcast holding company. ...


Current shows

Monday-Friday

Start End Program
  1 a.m.   5 a.m. AllNight with Jason Smith (2005–present)
  5 a.m.   9 a.m. Mike and Mike in the Morning (1998–present)
  9 a.m. 12 p.m. Waddle & Silvy with Tom Waddle and Mark Silverman
12 p.m.   3 p.m. The Dan Patrick Show (1999–present)
  3 p.m.   7 p.m. Mac, Jurko, and Harry with Dan McNeil, John Jurkovic and Harry Teinowitz
  7 p.m.   9 p.m. The Show with Carmen DeFalco and Jeff Dickerson
  9 p.m.   11 p.m. Chicago Baseball Tonight
  11 p.m.   1 a.m. GameNight

AllNight with Jason Smith is a syndicated sports talk radio show on ESPN Radio, hosted by Jason Smith. ... Mike and Mike in the Morning is a sports talk radio show hosted by Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg (aka Greeny) and broadcast on ESPN Radio. ... Gregory Thomas (Tom) Waddle (born February 20, 1967 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former American football wide receiver in the NFL. He spent his entire six year career with the Chicago Bears. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mac, Jurko, and Harry is the afternoon, drive-time show hosted by Dan McNeil, John Jurkovic and Harry Teinowitz. ... John Jurkovic (born August 18, 1967 in Friedschafen, Germany) was an American football player and is currently a broadcaster. ... GameNight is a nightly sports talk radio show hosted by various personalities such as John Seibel, Freddie Coleman, Jeff Rickard, Ryen Russillo and Amy Lawrence. ...

Saturday

Eastern Pacific Program
  1 a.m. 10 p.m. The V Show with Bob Valvano
  6 a.m.   3 a.m. Inside Golf
  7 a.m.   4 a.m. Saturday RaceDay
  9 a.m.   6 a.m. College GameDay Tailgate
12 noon   9 a.m. College GameDay
  7 p.m.   3 p.m. College GameDay Scoreboard
  9 p.m.   6 p.m. GameNight

The V Show with Bob Valvano is a sports talk radio show hosted by Bob Valvano and broadcast on ESPN Radio. ... ESPN Radio College Gameday is a day-long talk radio show on ESPN Radio covering the days college football games. ... ESPN Radio College Gameday is a day-long talk radio show on ESPN Radio covering the days college football games. ... ESPN Radio College Gameday is a day-long talk radio show on ESPN Radio covering the days college football games. ... GameNight is a nightly sports talk radio show hosted by various personalities such as John Seibel, Freddie Coleman, Jeff Rickard, Ryen Russillo and Amy Lawrence. ...

Sunday

Eastern Pacific Program
  1 a.m. 10 p.m. The V Show with Bob Valvano
  6 a.m.   3 a.m. RaceDay
  7 a.m.   4 a.m. Fantasy Focus
  9 a.m.   6 a.m. The Huddle
11 a.m.   8 a.m. Countdown to Kickoff
  1 p.m. 10 a.m. NFL on ESPN Radio
  8 p.m.   5 p.m. GameNight

The V Show with Bob Valvano is a sports talk radio show hosted by Bob Valvano and broadcast on ESPN Radio. ... Fantasy Focus logo Fantasy Focus is a sports talk radio show devoted to anything and everything fantasy sports. ... The NFL on ESPN Radio is a weekly radio program dedicated to the National Football League every Sunday from 1pm ET to 8pm ET on ESPN Radio. ... GameNight is a nightly sports talk radio show hosted by various personalities such as John Seibel, Freddie Coleman, Jeff Rickard, Ryen Russillo and Amy Lawrence. ...

Out of season shows

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Game broadcasts

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Daily segments

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Former Shows

AllNight with Jason Smith is a syndicated sports talk radio show on ESPN Radio, hosted by Jason Smith. ... Mike and Mike in the Morning is a sports talk radio show hosted by Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg (aka Greeny) and broadcast on ESPN Radio. ... The SportsBash is a syndicated sports talk radio show that is currently on the air with new host Josh Elliott and broadcast on ESPN Radio from the ESPN Headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. ... The Tony Kornheiser Show is a sports radio talk show hosted by Tony Kornheiser. ... Jay Mariotti (born 1961 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American sportswriter. ... Cover of A Babe in Boyland Nanci Donnellan a. ... Cover of A Babe in Boyland Nanci Donnellan a. ...

Early years

AM 1000 began operation as WCFL in test broadcasts on June 19, 1926. In 1927, WCFL broadcast the Gene Tunney-Jack Dempsey championship boxing match at Soldier Field, challenging the National Broadcasting Company's exclusive claim to the event. This led to an arrangement whereby WCFL became one of three affiliates in Chicago of the Blue Network of NBC; WCFL broadcast non-sponsored, or sustaining, NBC programs not carried by WENR or WLS, as well as selected major sporting events and any broadcast speeches by union leaders aired by the network. When the Federal Communications Commission forced NBC to sell the Blue Network, WCFL's affiliation continued with the network through its new identity as the American Broadcasting Company, ending with the merger of WENR and WLS in 1959. WCFL was also to become an affiliate of the Amalgamated Broadcasting System in 1933, but that network folded after only a month of operations, prior to its planned westward expansion from New York. is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Joseph Gene Tunney (May 25, 1897 – November 7, 1978) was the heavyweight boxing champion from 1926-28 who defeated Jack Dempsey in 1926 and 1927 in what became known as The Long Count Fight and retired undefeated after winning against Tom Heeney in 1928. ... William Harrison Jack Dempsey (June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983) was an American boxer who held the world heavyweight title between 1919 and 1926. ... Soldier Field is located on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois, and is currently home to the NFLs Chicago Bears. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... WLS is a pioneer Chicago radio station. ... The FCCs official seal. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ...


Evolution to Top 40

WCFL was also involved in early experimental television broadcasts, and operated a shortwave repeater station, W9XAA, in the 1930s. The station carried general entertainment over the decades but by the late 1950s WCFL evolved into a popular music station. In 1965 1960s WCFL became a Top 40 music station, competing with WLS. This does not cite any references or sources. ... Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more of the mass media. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ...


In their Top 40 days, some famous disc jockeys on WCFL included Jim Runyon, Larry Lujack, Art Roberts, Ron Britain, Clark Weber, Ron Riley, Barney Pip, Fred Winston, Jim Bohannon, Howard Miller, Wolfman Jack, and Dick Biondi. For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Jim Bohannon is a broadcaster who has worked in both television and radio. ... Dick Biondi (born 1933, Endicott, New York, USA) is a Radio Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Top 40 and Oldies disc jockey. ...


The comedy feature "Chickenman," a satire on the "Batman" TV series, originated on Runyon's morning drive-time show in 1966. It was created by WCFL staffer Dick Orkin. All the voices were done by Orkin, Runyon, and Jane Roberts, who also did WCFL's morning traffic reports as "Trooper 36-24-36". The "Chickenman" program was subsequently syndicated to radio stations worldwide.


The end of "Super CFL" and the Mutual Radio MOR years

On March 15, 1976, after two years of falling ratings, WCFL abruptly dropped its Top 40 format in favor of "The World's Most Beautiful Music," leaving WLS as Chicago's only AM Top 40 station. Larry Lujack, still under contract with the station, stayed on at WCFL playing easy listening music until moving back to WLS in September 1976. Unable to compete with FM beautiful music stations such as WLOO, WCFL continued to flounder and went through several more unsuccessful formats in the next several years, including news/talk and gold-based adult contemporary. March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (75th in leap years). ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the 1976 Gregorian calendar. ... Beautiful music (sometimes abbreviated as BM / EZ) is a mostly-instrumental music format that was prominent in American radio from the 1960s through the 1980s. ... WILV-FM (100. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ...


After deciding its profit margin was too small for the Chicago Federation of Labor to maintain, WCFL was sold in 1979 to the Mutual Broadcasting System, at the time a subsidiary of the Amway Corporation. The AC/Oldies format continued but ratings were low. In 1982 WCFL flipped to a MOR format playing standards and non rock hits of the '50s and '60s mixed in with some softer rock and roll oldies and soft '70s and '80s AC cuts and even a few currents. Ratings were still low so WCFL evolved by the end of 1983 to an Adult Contemporary format. Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The Mutual Broadcasting System (MBS) was an American radio network, in operation from 1934 to 1999. ... Headquarters in Ada, Michigan Amway is a multi-level marketing (MLM, also known as network marketing) company founded in 1959 by Jay Van Andel and Rich DeVos. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...


Religious years

In 1984 WCFL was sold by Mutual to Statewide Broadcasting. Statewide switched WCFL to adult contemporary Christian music about 10 hours a day and teaching programs the rest of the time. WCFL basically sold blocks of time to various Christian organizations. The format was profitable but received very low ratings. Statewide specialized in religious formats but opted merge with a secular company called Heftel. Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term Inspirational music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


1000 WLUP

Initially they opted to remain religious while keeping their longtime rock station 97.9 FM WLUP an AOR format. Heftel opted to end the religious format in April of 1987. The call letters of the station was changed to WLUP, and its FM sister became WLUP-FM. WLUP FM remained an AOR station whule 1000 WLUP switched to a full service rock format focusing on personality, comedy, talk and a few rock cuts an hour. After 7 p.m. WLUP and WLUP-FM simulcast the AOR format. Heftel had bought a few Spanish stations in the late 1980s and bought a Spanish station in Chicago in 1992. They then sold their English stations including WLUP and WLUP-FM. Evergreen Media would buy WLUP-AM and FM late in 1992. WLUP (97. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Becoming sports radio

Initially the stations stayed the same. In 1993 though it was decided to move the full service talk/comedy/rock format to WLUP FM while switching WLUP 1000 to sports. 97.9 then became WLUP and AM 1000 changed calls to WMVP, or "Most Valuable Player," to reflect the station's new emphasis on sports programming. The station ran syndicated sports programming as well as play by play local sports games. Evergreen would merge with Chancellor and at that point Evergreen sold WLUP 97.9 to Bonneville International and sold WMVP to ABC in 1998. Bonneville International Corporation, managed by Deseret Management Corporation, is a broadcasting company wholly owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS Church). ...


ABC continues to operate it today from studios at the intersection of State Street and Lake Street in the heart of Chicago. State Street is the name given to one of the major thoroughfares in Chicago, Illinois. ... Lake Street is a road in Chicagoland which is part of U.S. Route 20. ...


Perhaps the most popular place to comment upon WMVP programming is the Chicago Sports Fan Message Board, where both listeners and on-air personalities discuss the network. WMVP host Dan McNeil is also a contributor there (McNeil announced his June, 2006 suspension on the CSFMB.) The Chicago Sports Fan Message Board (CSFMB) is an Internet message board for fans of Chicago area sporting teams and the media that covers them. ...


External links

  • WMVP
  • Chicago Sports Radio Fan Website
  • Query the FCC's AM station database for WMVP

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WMVP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (824 words)
WMVP (1000 AM) is the callsign of a commercial radio station in Chicago.
Evergreen would merge with Chancellor and at that point Evergreen sold WLUP 97.9 to Bonneville and sold WMVP to ABC in 1998.
WMVP was sold to the American Broadcasting Company, which continues to operate it today from studios at the intersection of State and Lake in the heart of Chicago.
Chicago Sun-Times: New Mariotti show should help WMVP even score with WSCR (800 words)
He hosted a show at the old WMVP when it was created a decade ago and also hosted a daily show for One-on-One Sports/Sporting News Radio.
WMVP is the flagship station for the White Sox and Bulls, and Jerry Reinsdorf, the chairman of both organizations, traditionally has had vast influence over station management.
In fact, when Reinsdorf agreed to move both teams to WMVP in the mid-1990s, it was written into the contract that he would have a considerable say in on-air personalities -- and even could ask that they be taken off the air if they were too critical of his teams.
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