ESPN 1000 in Chicago, has reached an agreement with award-winning Chicago sportscaster David Kaplan, who will have a new show, Kap & Co. The program will air weekdays from noon to 2 p.m. CT on ESPN1000, ESPNChicago.com and the ESPN app beginning Wednesday, Sept. 16.
“Adding Kap to ESPN1000, the number one sports station in town, shows our audience the dedication we have to serving Chicago sports fans anywhere, anytime,” said Adam Delevitt, program director, ESPN 1000. “Kap is by far one of the most recognizable voices in Chicago and few in the city have the breadth of knowledge and passion for sports and relationships with the people here that he has.”
Kaplan, an established sports authority in Chicago, is the host of CSN Chicago’s Sports Talk Live and formerly co-hosted Kap and Haugh with the Chicago Tribune’s David Haugh. He has won several awards for his work in television, radio and print, including Emmy Awards for his work on CSN Chicago and the sports memorabilia television show, A Piece of the Game. Kaplan began his radio career at local station WMVP-AM, and then joined WGN-AM’s sports staff as a reporter in 1995. He is the only person in Chicago media history to concurrently host a daily television show, a daily radio program and write a regular column in a major newspaper.
With the inclusion of Kap & Co., ESPN 1000 will add to an already strong lineup that includes some of the most experienced and notable sports personalities in the Chicago sports landscape. Carmen & Jurko, hosted by NFL veteran John “Jurko” Jurkovic and longtime broadcaster Carmen DeFalco, will move to the 9 a.m. – Noon slot, after ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike. Kap & Co. will follow, with Waddle & Silvy – hosted by former Bear wide receiver Tom Waddle and Marc “Silvy” Silverman from 2 – 6 p.m. Gamenight with Jonathan Hood will air 6 – 10 p.m., with ESPN Radio’s The Freddie Coleman Show closing the night. Sarah Spain will continue to deliver SportsCenter updates throughout the day.
|Mike and Mike||5 – 9 a.m.|
|Carmen & Jurko||9 a.m. – Noon|
|Kap & Co.||Noon – 2 p.m.|
|Waddle & Silvy||2 – 6 p.m.|
|Gamenight with Jonathan Hood||6 – 10 p.m.|
|The Freddie Coleman Show||10 p.m. – Midnight|