The Bears and ESPN Chicago announced Tuesday that ESPN 1000 will be the Bears’ future radio station, beginning in the 2023 NFL season, as part of a multi-year radio broadcast rights deal.
In addition to operating and distributing the Bears Radio Network, ESPN 1000 will add pre- and post-game programming and create unique content to air on its local shows.
“We have been incredibly impressed with the enthusiasm shown by the management team at Good Karma Brands,” said Bears President and CEO Ted Phillips. “Their plan to bring Bears football to radio is first class and we know ESPN 1000 will be a great home for our games and a focus for Bears talk all year round. We look forward to working with the station to from 2023.”
Keith Williams, Market Director of ESPN Chicago and Senior Vice President of Good Karma Brands, said, “The Chicago Bears are a premier organization, and we are thrilled to partner with an NFL charter franchise. . We are committed to providing top-notch streaming for our partners and fans across the Midwest and around the world. Our teammates eagerly await the opportunity to start and perform at the highest level.
Follow ESPN Chicago’s social media platforms and tune into ESPN 1000, 100.3 HD2 and the ESPN Chicago app to listen to all ESPN broadcasts from 2023 for more Bears coverage and streaming opportunities.
All remaining Bears games throughout the 2022 season will be broadcast through the team’s current radio partners, WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM, TUDN Deportes Radio 1200 AM and Latino Mix 93.5 FM.