His move to ESPN 1000 coincides with the station securing the radio rights to the Chicago Bears.
"I thought he was there to work in the front office or something."
"We're coming out kicking and screaming and yelling from the rooftops, 'Hey, we're the new home of the Chicago Bears!'"
"There's no way we're going to ignore all of them. It'll be impossible."
"God, Grote is one of my favorite people I've ever met in media."
"There’s credibility with ESPN, there’s credibility with the Sox, there’s credibility with the Bears. I think we were already strong. Now we’re just even stronger.”
After a game, you never know what you might get. It of course depends on the game itself.
The franchise's deal with FOX 32 expires after the current season.
The news also signals the end of the franchise's relationship with WBBM. The Audacy-owned station had been the radio flagship for the Bears since 2000.
"That's Nick 'Fitzy' Stevens. Why do they call the guy Fitzy if his name is Nick Stevens?," Matt Spiegel asked. "I can't figure that out. 'Hey,...