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WSCR
Image:WSCR670.png
City of license Chicago, Illinois
Broadcast area Chicagoland
Branding 670 The Score
Slogan Chicago Sports Radio
First air date 1992
Frequency 670 kHz AM
(Also on HD Radio)
Format Sports talk radio
Power 50,000 Watts
Class A
Callsign meaning W-SCORE
Owner CBS Radio
Sister stations WBBM, WBBM-FM, WCKG, WJMK, WUSN, WXRT
part of CBS Corp. cluster with TV station WBBM-TV
Webcast Listen Live
Website 670thescore.com

WSCR is a sports radio station in the Chicago, Illinois radio market. The station is owned by CBS Radio and transmits on 670 kHz on the AM dial. It is known as "The Score," and has been on the air since 1992. Initially signing on at 820-AM, it moved to 1160-AM in 1997, and to its current dial position of 670-AM — a 50,000 watt clear-channel signal acquired when Viacom ceased broadcasting WMAQ's all-news format in August 2000, and subsequently divested the 1160 frequency due to FCC limits on ownership (see WMAQ (AM) and WYLL). WSCR is currently the radio home for Chicago White Sox baseball, Chicago Blackhawks hockey games, Westwood One programs, including Monday Night Football, Northern Illinois University sports, and DePaul University basketball. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. 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WYLL 1160 is a Christian Talk & Teaching radio station located in Chicago and owned by Salem Communications. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Westwood One, Inc. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... Northern Illinois University, located in DeKalb, Illinois, It was founded on May 22, 1895 by Illinois Governor John P. Altgeld as a satellite campus for the Illinois State Normal School (now Illinois State University), located in Normal, Illinois. ... DePaul University is a private institution of higher education and research in Chicago, Illinois, USA. 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Before 1992, WSCR was the longtime radio call letters for a station in Scranton, PA at 1320-AM.


Some of the original personnel have remained with the station, including former hot dog vendor Mike North, former Chicago Sun-Times columnist Terry Boers, and former "Chicago Cubs Bleacher Bum" Mike Murphy. This article contains a trivia section. ... Mike North has been a sports talk radio show host at WSCR The Score 670 in Chicago since the early 1990s, bringing a distinct Chicago working mans and sometimes, albeit, abrasive flavor to his listeners. ... The Chicago Sun-Times is an American daily newspaper published in Chicago. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ...


The Score is known for some other concepts, such as:

  • The station's relationship with long-time listeners. Many of the original listeners from the station's inception remain dedicated listeners, callers, and contributors. Many supply regular contributions to the station in the form of faxes and e-mails. Some callers and e-mailers, known as "Score Heads," use colorful monikers, such as "Schmutzie," "Stan from Bellwood," "Whitley from Ravenswood," The Gridiron Assassin, Rusty from Stickney, "Bichiro," "LeBron James' Hummer," "Alex from Rogers Park," "Wild Bill," (known for his hoarse, out of breath voice), the always hilarious "Rex Kwon Do" and an impersonator of The Simpsons villain "Mr. Burns."
  • Skits and jokes. One caller inadvertently created a new character, when he called Boers and Bernstein and chastised Boers, while mistakenly calling him Larry Horse.[1] Larry Horse, though ficticious, became a "member" of the show, and though he never spoke, was often mentioned, sometimes in skits (reference in a Matt Hasselbeck interview). Conversations with other callers have been recorded for opening theme spots, the most famous being "Caller Annie," who was 86 years old and indignant that she had to stay on hold to find out the score of the St. Louis-Detroit game.
  • The station's relationship with many well-known Chicago celebrities; sports or otherwise. Some of these include former pitcher and Chicago Cubs announcer Steve Stone, Chicago actor Bernie Mac, and Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillén are regular contributors to the station; some, like Stone and Pro Football Weekly publisher and former Chicago Bears announcer Hub Arkush, are paid expert commentators. Ozzie Guillén Jr. conducts a Spanish language baseball program. Mike North has collaborated with his personal friends “Fritzy” (who was later banned[2]) and “Knuckles.”
  • The station's various "radio remotes." Radio shows are done from various locations in the Chicago area, ranging from restaurants and local bars and pubs, to Chicago sports teams' training camps, mainly the Chicago Bears. At one point, morning radio personality Mike North even did a series of remote shows from the backyards of various SCORE listeners.
  • Various "signature segments." These range from "Who Ya' Crappin'," based on Mike Ditka's response to a question posed by Terry Boers in a recorded interview, to Mike Murphy's "Tool of the Week" (usually sponsored by a tool sales or rental company). The signature and other segments are now available via the "Pod Spot" menu of The Score's website.

One of the more popular shows is "Chicago NFL Live," hosted by former Bears linebacker Doug Buffone, which airs during the NFL season. A Samsung fax machine Fax (short for facsimile, from Latin fac simile, make similar, i. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... A moniker (or monicker) is a pseudonym, or cognomen, which one gives to oneself. ... Bellwood is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Lincoln Square is a neighborhood located on the North Side of Chicago. ... Stickney is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... LeBron James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Mr. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Matthew Michael Hasselbeck (born September 25, 1975 in Norwood, Massachusetts) is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... There are several famous people named Steve Stone: Steve Stone (baseball player), an American baseball player Steve Stone (footballer), an English football (soccer) player This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Bernie Mac (born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough on October 5, 1957 (sometimes incorrectly given as 1958) in Chicago, Illinois) is a two time Emmy Award-nominated American actor and comedian. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... Oswaldo José Guillén Barrios (born January 20, 1964 in Ocumare del Tuy, Miranda State, Venezuela), well known as Ozzie Guillén , is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball and the current manager of the 2005 World Series champion Chicago White Sox. ... Pro Football Weekly (sometimes shortened to PFW) is a popular American sports magazine, founded in 1967, that covers the National Football League. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Barney Fartenhimer Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Barney Fartenhimer Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. ... The word tool may be used as an insult, describing someone who is being used by an establishment willingly (as a sycophant), unwillingly (as one who blindly conforms), or as a geek. Tool was popularized as slang in the 1990s and 2000s by David Johnson, arguably the biggest tool ever... A modern hammer is directly descended from ancient hand tools A tool or device is a piece of equipment which typically provides a mechanical advantage in accomplishing a physical task, or provides an ability that is not naturally available to the user of a tool. ... Douglas John Buffone (born June 27, 1944 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Yatesboro, Pennsylvania) is a former American football linebacker in the NFL. He spent his entire fourteen year career with the Chicago Bears. ...


The Score directly competes with ESPN Radio WMVP 1000. ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ... WMVP (1000 AM) is the callsign of a commercial radio station in Chicago. ...


Starting in 2005, WSCR started airing Sporting News Radio overnights. Some overflow games are aired on WCKG when there is a scheduling conflict with other sports programming on WSCR. Sporting News Radio is a sports radio network that broadcasts sports news, talk, scores, and highlights 24/7. ... WCKG, also known as Chicagos FM Talk Station, is a youth leaning talk radio station serving the Chicago market and is owned by CBS Radio. ...


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WSCR is a sports radio station in the Chicago, Illinois radio market.
The station is owned by CBS Radio and transmits on 670 kHz on the AM dial.
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