Tuesday, August 17th 2010
Chicago Sports Talk Legend Mike North Joins FOX Sports Radio
LOS ANGELES, August 17, 2010 - On the heels of Pat O'Brien joining FOX Sports Radio, the network announced today the addition of Chicago's very own Mike North, one of the most prominent names in sports talk radio, to its lineup.
"I've always wanted to broadcast on a national network, so this is a dream come true," North says. "To be heard in over 300 markets, as well as on XM Satellite Radio, is huge. Dan Patrick and JT "The Brick" are friends of mine, so it's exciting to join them on FOX Sports Radio."
Don Martin, Vice President/General Manager, FOX Sports Radio Network, echoes North's sentiments. "We couldn't be happier to have Mike join the FOX Sports Radio family. His credentials in sports talk radio speak for themselves."
North got his start in radio while owning a hot dog stand in Chicago. One of his customers bought an AM station and North convinced him to become a Sports/Talk format. From there, North's illustrious career began as he launched the "NFL Handicap Show" on WSCB-AM in 1990. He then became part of the original WSCR "The Score" in Chicago, where his midday show with his partner, ex-NFL player Dan Jiggetts, became a dominant force in the Male 25-54 demographic. Currently, North serves a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times.
North has been the recipient of several awards, including the March of Dimes' Best Talent on a News, Talk, Personality, or Sports Station in 2002, as well as their Achievement in Radio award, which he won four times. He has also won two Chicago Emmy awards and was the first radio broadcaster to ever be inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
More details will be announced in the near future. For more information, please visit www.FOXSportsRadio.com. For affiliations, please call 818-377-5300.
About FOX Sports Radio
The FOX Sports Radio Network, based in Sherman Oaks, Calif., is a division of Premiere Radio Networks in partnership with FOX Sports. All entities have combined their considerable resources to develop a turnkey, personality driven and caller intensive programming opportunity for radio stations nationwide. With studios also in New York, Washington, D.C., Miami, Tampa, Phoenix, Seattle, and San Antonio, the FOX Sports Radio Network can be heard on nearly 400 stations, as well as FOXSports.com on MSN and XM Channel 142. Additional information is available at www.FOXSportsRadio.com.