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Will sports fans be able to attend games in 2020?

WGN Radio’s Mark Carman and Andy Masur talk to Doctor Jeffrey Kopin, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. When can Chicago sports fans see their teams on the field? Or when can they attend games? Dr Kopin explains. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3756911/3756911_2020-05-10-002511.64kmono.mp3

10 May 2020

Rank #1

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How are businesses around Wrigley Field doing during the pandemic?

Brad Rosen, Managing Partner at Sports World, joins WGN Radio’s Sports Central with Mark Carman and Andy Masur. How are they staying in business during the pandemic? Brad shares that info and how you can get your sports memorabilia during this difficult time. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3756914/3756914_2020-05-10-012214.64kmono.mp3

10 May 2020

Rank #2

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Here’s how Bill Melton helped Michael Jordan play baseball with the White Sox

Former Chicago White Sox slugger Bill Melton talks with WGN Radio’s Mark Carman and Andy Masur. Melton shares some stories about Michael Jordan playing baseball with the White Sox and thoughts on if baseball will return this year. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3756912/3756912_2020-05-10-005912.64kmono.mp3

10 May 2020

Rank #3

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Sports Central, 03.21.18: White Sox GM Rick Hahn; Blackhawks Insider Scott King and Mark Carman

WGN Radio’s Kevin Powell kicks off the show with the bossman himself; White Sox General Manager, Rick Hahn gives us the teaser. WGN Radio Blackhawks insider, Scott King, joins us on the phone to give his two cents on the current season. WGN Radio’s Mark Carman fills out the guest lineup and talks about…everything! Subscribe to Sports Central on iTunes and Google Play! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3481925/3481925_2018-03-21-152325.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3740.mp3 Sports Central streams weekdays from 1pm to 2pm CT on WGNRadio.com and the WGN Radio app.

21 Mar 2018

Rank #4

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Sports Central, 03.29.18: MLB Opening Day

WGN Radio’s Andy Masur joins Adam Hoge in the studio for your MLB opening day episode of Sports Central. Adam and Andy give a rundown of the Chicago baseball lineups and we get an update with Kevin Powell from San Antonio at the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four. The show finishes off with the legendary Chicago White Sox announcer, Ken “Hawk” Harrelson. Subscribe to Sports Central on iTunes and Google Play! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3485253/3485253_2018-03-29-171953.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3740.mp3 Sports Central streams weekdays from 1pm to 2pm CT on WGNRadio.com and the WGN Radio app.

29 Mar 2018

Rank #5

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Sports Central, 03.14.18: Inside on Bears Free Agents

WGN Radio’s Adam Hoge speaks back to back with Jaguars’ beat writer, Ryan O’Halloran from the Florida Sun Times-Union, and CBS Sports Philadelphia’s Reuben Frank about wide receiver Allen Robinson and tight end Trey Burton. Later on, Adam Jahns from the Chicago Sun-Times gives his two cents on the Bears free agency fiesta. Subscribe to Sports Central on iTunes and Google Play! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3479145/3479145_2018-03-14-155945.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3740.mp3 Sports Central streams weekdays from 1pm to 2pm CT on WGNRadio.com and the WGN Radio app.

14 Mar 2018

Rank #6

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Sports Central, 03.12.18: NCAA Tournament Selection and Tiger Woods

Adam Hoge is back from Arizona and the Camelback Ranch, White Sox training facility. WGN Radio’s Kevin Powell joins Adam in-studio discussing the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament selection and the return of Tiger Woods’ game.  Chicago Tribune columnist, Teddy Greenstein, calls in with his NCAA Tournament selection thoughts. Subscribe to Sports Central on iTunes and Google Play! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3478196/3478196_2018-03-12-153336.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3740.mp3 Sports Central streams weekdays from 1pm to 2pm CT on WGNRadio.com and the WGN Radio app.

12 Mar 2018

Rank #7

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What are the chances the Bears keep Mitch Trubisky next year?

With the Bears declining the 5th year option to Mitch Trubisky, what are the decisions the Bears are facing going forward? Our Bears insider Adam Hoge joins Mark Carman and Kevin Powell. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3755222/3755222_2020-05-03-013822.64kmono.mp3

3 May 2020

Rank #8

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Chicago Sports Historian Jack Silverstein previews “The Last Dance”

Sports Historian Jack Silverstein joins WGN Radio’s Mark Carman as the two preview the upcoming Bulls documentary “The Last Dance”. What are they looking forward to seeing on the documentary the most? Should Dennis Rodman’s number be retired? The guys discuss those questions and more. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3748746/3748746_2020-04-19-044946.64kmono.mp3

19 Apr 2020

Rank #9

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Sports Central, 03.26.18: Chris Boden talks Dylan Sikura; Porter Moser Press Conference; and Joey Meyer

Kevin Powell is at the helm today with WGN Radio’s Joe Brand for more Rambler talk. We hear audio of Joey Meyer on The Steve Cochran Show, about Loyola’s push into the Final Four of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Blackhawks pre and post-game voiceman, Chris Boden, gives us insight into the finale of the Blackhawks season and the new kid on the block, Dylan Sikura. The show finishes off with press conference audio of Loyola Head Coach Porter Moser. Subscribe to Sports Central on iTunes and Google Play! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3483738/3483738_2018-03-26-152738.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3740.mp3 Sports Central streams weekdays from 1pm to 2pm CT on WGNRadio.com and the WGN Radio app.

26 Mar 2018

Rank #10

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Sports Central, 03.16.18: Loyola Basketball NCAA Tournament Win and Ryan Pace Talks Bears Free Agency

Adam Hoge hosts Sports Central and kicks the hour off with WGN Radio’s Mark Carman. They talk Bears free agency acquisitions and the Loyola Ramblers buzzer-beater upset over the University of Miami. Later in the show, we hear audio from Bears GM Ryan Pace’s press conference and Loyola’s Sister Jean. Subscribe to Sports Central on iTunes and Google Play! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3480126/3480126_2018-03-16-160126.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3740.mp3 Sports Central streams weekdays from 1pm to 2pm CT on WGNRadio.com and the WGN Radio app.

16 Mar 2018

Rank #11

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Sports Central, 03.13.18: Hoge & Jahns Free Agency Takeover

With all the Bears news pouring in, The Hoge & Jahns Podcast takes over Sports Central in a special episode. The guys love the Allen Robinson signing and think it makes the Bears look better around the league. They also discuss the Trey Burton signing, while Jahns makes the case for Jimmy Graham instead. It’s a jam-packed football free agency frenzy and Hoge & Jahns have it all covered. Subscribe to Sports Central on iTunes and Google Play! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3478625/3478625_2018-03-13-140525.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3740.mp3 Sports Central streams weekdays from 1pm to 2pm CT on WGNRadio.com and the WGN Radio app.

13 Mar 2018

Rank #12

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Sports Central, 03.09.18: Timberbulls, NCAA Selection Tips and White Sox

WGN Radio’s Mark Carman fills in while Adam Hoge continues his coverage from the White Sox training facility in Arizona. Mark talks NBA basketball starting with Derek Rose returning to the court and reuniting with Tom Thibodeau. Carman also gives his NCAA tournament selection tips. Adam Hoge joins the conversation from the Camelback Ranch with a White Sox Spring Training update. Subscribe to Sports Central on iTunes and Google Play! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3477288/3477288_2018-03-09-153128.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3740.mp3 Sports Central streams weekdays from 1pm to 2pm CT on WGNRadio.com and the WGN Radio app.

9 Mar 2018

Rank #13

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Sports Central, 03.08.18: Aaron Rowand and Matt Davidson

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Adam Hoge is at Camelback Ranch in Arizona and talks to Matt Davidson, who is facing a crucial season in his career. Adam also has a conversation with 2005 World Series champion Aaron Rowand, who now works with the organization as an outfield and base running instructor. Later on, Adam talks Bears with Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune. Subscribe to Sports Central on iTunes and Google Play! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3476826/3476826_2018-03-08-154226.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3740.mp3 Sports Central streams weekdays from 1pm to 2pm CT on WGNRadio.com and the WGN Radio app.

8 Mar 2018

Rank #14

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Sports Central, 03.19.18: Loyola Continues to Upset with Sister Jean’s Support; Tiger Woods and More Bears Free Agency

WGN Radio’s Kevin Powell hosts today’s show and talks about the continued upset streak laid down by the Loyola Ramblers. We hear comments from Sister Jean, an interview with Rick Renteria and more Bears free agency as Adam Hoge joins in from his vacation. Subscribe to Sports Central on iTunes and Google Play! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3480933/3480933_2018-03-19-153533.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3740.mp3 Sports Central streams weekdays from 1pm to 2pm CT on WGNRadio.com and the WGN Radio app.

19 Mar 2018

Rank #15

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Sports Central, 03.20.18: Loyola Talk; Blackhawks Coach Joel Quenneville and White Sox & Cubs News

WGN Radio’s Kevin Powell is behind the mic on today’s episode of Sports Central. Chicago Sun-Times Digital Content Producer and Loyola University alumni, Madeline Kenney, joins Kevin and gives her thoughts on the Ramblers and Sister Jean. Other highlights include interviews with Blackhawks Coach Joel Quenneville, Loyola University Athletic Director Steve Watson, and Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester. Subscribe to Sports Central on iTunes and Google Play! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3481416/3481416_2018-03-20-151616.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3740.mp3 Sports Central streams weekdays from 1pm to 2pm CT on WGNRadio.com and the WGN Radio app.

20 Mar 2018

Rank #16

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Sports Central, 03.23.18: Ramble On! Kevin Powell & John Williams talk to Loyola Asst. A.D., Bill Behrns; Kevin Fishbain talks NFL and GasMoneyBob

WGN Radio’s Kevin Powell has fully loaded show to cap off the week! Chicago Sun-Times Madeline Kenney joins us again and you can check her out her latest Rambler basketball updates @madkenney. Kevin Fishbain, @kfishbain, from The Athletic gives us insight into the Chicago Bears. WGN Radio’s John Williams and Kevin simulcast an interview with Loyola Assistant Athletic Director, Bill Behrns. The show culminates with @GasMoneyBob of Barstool Sports – Chicago! Subscribe to Sports Central on iTunes and Google Play! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3482889/3482889_2018-03-23-160229.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3740.mp3 Sports Central streams weekdays from 1pm to 2pm CT on WGNRadio.com and the WGN Radio app.

23 Mar 2018

Rank #17

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Sports Central, 03.22.18: Loyola Preview with Chicago Sun-Times’ Steve Greenberg; ISU Football’s Devontae Harris and Patrick Mooney from The Athletic

WGN Radio’s Kevin Powell continues to fill in and starts the show with Chicago Sun-Times’ columnist, Steve Greenberg, who gives the inside story of the pre-game Ramblers. Kevin shares an interview with Chicago Blackhawks’ Alex DeBrincat. Illinois State football player, Devontae Harris, calls in and talks about his push towards the NFL Draft this year. Kevin finishes the show with Patrick Mooney, senior writer for The Athletic Chicago. Subscribe to Sports Central on iTunes and Google Play! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3482413/3482413_2018-03-22-151913.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3740.mp3 Sports Central streams weekdays from 1pm to 2pm CT on WGNRadio.com and the WGN Radio app.

22 Mar 2018

Rank #18

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Sports Central, 03.27.18: High School Coach Ed Fritz; Cubs; White Sox & Ballpark Food

WGN Radio’s Joe Brand joins Kevin Powell in-studio today. Hear the interview from the Steve Cochran Show with high school coach, Ed Fritz, who coached the Loyola basketball “Kansas” boys. The guys talk about the Cubs future lineup and everything new at Guaranteed Rate Field from the Chicago White Sox Media Day. Subscribe to Sports Central on iTunes and Google Play! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3484220/3484220_2018-03-27-171420.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3740.mp3 Sports Central streams weekdays from 1pm to 2pm CT on WGNRadio.com and the WGN Radio app.

27 Mar 2018

Rank #19

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Bulls writer Sam Smith explains why Michael Jordan is to blame for the breakup of the Bulls dynasty

Chicago Bulls writer Sam Smith talks to Mark Carman and Kevin Powell about “The Last Dance” documentary and who shared his insider information during the Bulls championship runs. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3755221/3755221_2020-05-03-013621.64kmono.mp3

3 May 2020

Rank #20