Swirsky Exits Raptors To Become Voice Of Bulls
May 7, 2008 at 5:32 AM (PT)
Long-time TORONTO RAPTORS radio and TV play-by-play voice CHUCK SWIRSKY exits to return to CHICAGO as radio voice of the BULLS, replacing NEIL FUNK, who moves to the TV side as play-by-play voice.
SWIRSKY, who will work alongside color commentator and former BULL BILL WENNINGTON, served as Sports Director of WGN-A/CHICAGO in 1982-1994. FUNK replaces WAYNE LARRIVEE on TRIBUNE CW affiliate WGN-TV, and WEIGEL independent WCIU-TV and supplants TOM DORE on COMCAST SPORTSNET CHICAGO. STACEY KING will serve as TV color analyst, while JOHNNY KERR serves as host of home game telecasts and "goodwill ambassador" for the team.
The BULLS air on ESPN Sports WMVP-A (ESPN 1000)/CHICAGO. The RAPTORS air on ROGERS Sports CJCL-A (THE FAN 590)/TORONTO. SWIRSKY will continue to host 1-4p ET on the FAN for now.