Eighteen months after he was forced out as morning co-host at Entercom sports/talk WSCR 670-AM, Brian Hanley has landed a part-time gig at the competition — Good Karma Brands ESPN sports/talk WMVP 1000-AM.
As a weekend and fill-in host on ESPN 1000, Hanley will take on an initial role as co-host of the new “ESPN 1000 Hockey Show” from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays, starting this weekend.
Billed as “Chicago’s only weekly show dedicated to the Blackhawks and hockey fans from around Chicago and around the country,” it also will be co-hosted by Pat Boyle of NBC Sports Chicago.
“Very happy to have someone with his experience and knowledge join the Good Karma team,” Mike Thomas, market manager for ESPN Chicago, said of Hanley.
It marks a return to radio for Hanley, whose contract was not renewed in July 2018 after 26 years at The Score. Despite solid ratings and a loyal following, he was replaced alongside longtime partner Mike Mulligan by David Haugh, then a sports columnist for the Chicago Tribune.
In addition to his long run at The Score, Hanley worked as a sports writer at the Sun-Times from 1984 to 2010. The Chicago native is a graduate of Fenwick High School and Marquette University.