The Bears and ESPN Chicago announced Tuesday ESPN 1000 will be the future radio home of the Bears, beginning with the 2023 NFL season, as part of a multi-year radio broadcast rights agreement.
In addition to operating and distributing the Bears Radio Network, ESPN 1000 will add pre- and post-game programming as well as create unique content to air on its local shows.
"We were incredibly impressed with the enthusiasm shown by the leadership team at Good Karma Brands," said Bears President and CEO Ted Phillips. "Their plan for presenting Bears football on the radio is first class and we know that ESPN 1000 will be an excellent home for our games and an axis for Bears talk year-round. We look forward to working with the station beginning in 2023."
Keith Williams, Market Manager of ESPN Chicago and Senior Vice President at Good Karma Brands said: "The Chicago Bears are a best-in-class organization, and we are excited to partner with a charter franchise of the NFL. We are dedicated to delivering a top-notch broadcast for our partners and fans around the Midwest and the world. Our teammates are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to get started and execute at the highest level."
Follow along on ESPN Chicago's social media platforms and tune into ESPN 1000, 100.3 HD2 and the ESPN Chicago App to listen to all ESPN shows starting in 2023 for more Bears coverage and broadcast opportunities.
All remaining Bears games throughout the 2022 season will be broadcast via the team's current radio partners, WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9 FM, TUDN Deportes Radio 1200 AM and Latino Mix 93.5 FM.