Radio personality Chuck Wilson is headed back to ESPN Radio. His first assignment will be to host Sundayâs NCAA Menâs Basketball Tournament Selection show that will air from approximately 5:30 pm ET to 9:00 pm ET (following the Boston Celtics-Cleveland Cavaliers game on ESPN Radio). Wilson will host âBaseball Tonightâ, âFootball Tonightâ and other programs on ESPN Radio.
âIâm excited to re-join my colleagues at ESPN Radio,â Wilson said in a statement. âOur goal every night is to inform, entertain and bring you insight.Â Weâre in a Twitter world, immediately flooded with sports news, in which anybody can post a story. Whatâs true and what isnât?â
Wilson was a host when ESPN Radio launched as a weekend network on January 4th, 1992 and theÂ the first ESPN Radio host hired in November, 1991. He joined ESPN Radio full-time in 1994 and moved from weekends to weeknights when ESPN Radio premiered "Gamenight" in 1995. Wilson remained on "Gamenight" for the next 10-years, until late July, 2005.
He is a winner of two International awards for interviewing and reporting Â as co-host of ESPN Radio âSportsCenterâ and ESPN Radio âViewpoints. Also honored as host of the acclaimed âESPN Classic Presents the Legends on ESPN Radioâ, conducting in-depth, one-on-one interviews with legendary sports figures. Wilson has worked with over 200 different co-hosts at ESPN Radio.
In September, 2005, Wilson joined XM Satellite Radio. He hosted several shows on the baseball channel in his three years there. Also wrote, co-produced and narrated specials for the channel, including âYankee Stadium Rememberedâ.
In 2007, Chuck Wilson was named one of the â100 Most Influential Sports Educators in Americaâ by the Institute for International Sport. Wilson was selected from a list of more than 1,500 nominees. The only other broadcaster named was Bob Costas.
In December, 2009, Sports Illustrated named Chuck Wilson runner-up for "Best National Radio Host" of the decade.
Wilson will continue to assist in the creation of content for 4eProductions, a multimedia company, where, as Director of Ethics, he is involved in developing values-rich programs for kids.
Wilson seems excited to rejoin ESPN Radio
âWe track down breaking stories, injury reports, line-up changes. You name it. We find out whatâs accurate and then provide context. What does it really mean?Â Why was the trade made?Â How will it affect your team?Â Itâs what I like to call âinformed opinionâ.Â We have the contacts to reach the athletes, agents and decision-makers, an outstanding research department, and a terrific collection of analysts to break it all down.Â Hopefully, you come away with a better perspective on the stories you care about.â
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