One of Chicago’s two prominent sports talk stations, 670 The Score, is celebrating their 20th anniversary on the air. While I didn’t discover the station until about 12 years ago, it quickly became a habit to tune in at home, in the car and at work. While FM stations are defined by their music genre, talk stations are defined by their voices. People like Mike North, Dan McNeil, Terry Boers, Brian Hanley and Tom Shaer helped launch the station. Some of them remain on the air along with other staples like Dan Bernstein, Mike Mulligan and Laurence Holmes. While there have been ups and downs in both talent and content throughout the years, the entertainment value The Score provides to Chicago sports fans is immense. It gives fans an outlet to vent and play arm-chair General Manager or coach as well as being another medium for passing information from teams to their fans.
There is a lot of history behind the 20 years The Score has been on the air. Dan Dorfman documented the history of The Score and its key contributors. If you’re a fan of the team it’s certainly worth a read. Congratulations to 670 The Score!