Chet Coppock dies in car crash

Legendary sports anchor, radio host, and author was 70. (Editor’s Note: Correction made to date when crash happened. – T.H.) In news shocking everyone in Chicago sports and media circles, legendary sports anchor Chet Coppock died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a car crash near Hilton Head, S.C. on April 6. Coppock was a major influence on numerous media personalities […]

T Dog’s Four Pack – the start of a new season

The new season is here, and here’s the first T Dog’s Four Pack for the fall 2009 season: Winners. The Emmy Awards. Neil Patrick Harris rocked as host with a smooth and speedy presentation – and the ratings weren’t too bad either. Glee. This Fox musical dramedy has been picked up for a full season after a strong start and […]

Mike North ousted at

It’s not a beautiful thing. Or sight. With all the news regarding the digital TV transition, this piece of news came out of left field: Mike North was ousted at today, after helping launch the Internet radio sports station earlier this year. Also ousted were his wife, BeBe North; and Jeff Schwartz. North was fired after he asked CEO […]

Oh, that Jim Elia!

The week of April 25, 1983 was quite memorable. Harold Washington was elected Chicago’s first African-American mayor, yours truly celebrated his 11th birthday – and then- Cubs manager Lee Elia’s went nuts on the team’s fans! In an article in today’s Tribune, Teddy Greenstein talks about how Chicago news stations were jockeying to get a tape of a rant that […]

It’s national Put Your Foot In Your Mouth Day

And look where the foot landed. WMVP suspended Ironman sports radio host Chet Coppock for an offensive remark he made on his show on February 2. Meanwhile, a St. Louis radio talk show host (J.C Corcoran) was also suspended for making offensive remarks and threating violence on his KIHT-AM show February 4 at after the power went out at his […]


Photo courtesy of WMVP Chet gets cocked! Local sportscaster Chet Coppock was attacked outside the Allstate Arena Wednesday night after the DePaul-Marquette basketball game. An arrest has been made in the case.