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WGN Channel 9 - Chicago Bulls Basketball With Bob Costas (Promo, 1979)

Here's a short promo for Chicago Bulls Basketball on WGN Channel 9 featuring a young Bob Costas.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Wednesday, December 26th 1979.

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WOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! He was a YOUNGIN' back then!!!!!!
Comment posted by michiganfan on Saturday, December 29th 2007 at 8:04pm.

Wow! How long did he work for Channel 9, and when? I know you'll find this hard to believe, but his Wikipedia page doesn't even mention it. I know, you're just as shocked as I at the fact that a Wikipedia entry has information missing! :)
Comment posted by WillStevenson on Saturday, December 29th 2007 at 9:32pm.

I think he delivered my newspapers back then...
Comment posted by Ringthane on Saturday, December 29th 2007 at 9:33pm.

Don't think I ever saw WGN news back at this time (they hadn't gone to 9pm yet, and mine was a Channel 2 family), but I do remember seeing (through promos maybe?) the yellow jackets and wood backdrop.
Comment posted by SuperCFL on Saturday, December 29th 2007 at 11:23pm.

Yellow jackets and wood backdrop are sooooo '70s!!!! Luv it. ;)
Comment posted by 70s80s on Sunday, December 30th 2007 at 9:18am.

Boy,hard seeing Bob Costas without anything other than a NBC peacock logo on his blazer!
Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Monday, December 31st 2007 at 9:27am.

Well, Wiki was updated with this information within 24 hours. Congrats Fuzzy to becoming an official Wikipedia source!
Comment posted by AbeFroman on Monday, December 31st 2007 at 9:30am.

I never knew that Bob Costas broadcasted for the Bulls either. Ironically he broadcasted the Finals games of their last title in 1998. I think Jim Durham must have come along shortly after that.
Comment posted by 1cpw on Monday, December 31st 2007 at 8:42pm.

Jim Durham was broadcasting on WIND AM as early as the 1979-1980 season.
Comment posted by Polyrasmatazz on Monday, December 31st 2007 at 8:48pm.

i thought costas hated the bulls cause when MJ was winning those championships in the 90s, costas always seemed angry at Jordan.
Comment posted by mokos23 on Tuesday, January 1st 2008 at 1:25am.

Seems he did one year according to the media guide. 1979-80


http://www.nba.com/media/bulls/12media_0708.pdf
Scroll down till you see this.

Chicago Bulls TV Broadcast History
YEARS AFFILIATES ANNOUNCERS
1966-73 WGN 9 Jack Brickhouse
1973-75 WSNS 44 Andy Musser & Dick Gonski
1975-76 WSNS 44 Andy Musser & Lorn Brown
1976-77 WGN 9 Lorn Brown
1977-78 WGN 9 Lorn Brown & Johnny “Red” Kerr
1978-79 WGN 9 Jack Fleming & Johnny “Red” Kerr
1979-80 WGN 9 Bob Costas & Johnny “Red” Kerr
1980-82 WGN 9 Milo Hamilton & Johnny “Red” Kerr
1982-83 WGN 9/SportsVision Milo Hamilton & John Mengelt/Joe Tait & Johnny “Red” Kerr
1983-85 WGN 9/SportsVision Milo Hamilton & John Mengelt/Bill Hazen & Johnny “Red” Kerr
1985-89 WFLD 32/SportsVision Jim Durham & Johnny “Red” Kerr
1989-91 WGN 9/SportsChannel Jim Durham & Johnny “Red” Kerr
1991-97 WGN 9/SportsChannel Wayne Larrivee & Johnny “Red” Kerr/Tom Dore & Johnny “Red” Kerr
1997-98 WGN 9/FOX Sports Net Chicago Wayne Larrivee, Johnny “Red” Kerr & John Paxson/Tom Dore,
Johnny “Red” Kerr & John Paxson
1998-99 WGN 9/FOX Sports Net Chicago Wayne Larrivee & John Paxson/Tom Dore & John Paxson
1999-2004 WGN 9 & WCIU 26/FOX Sports Net Chicago Wayne Larrivee & Johnny “Red” Kerr/Tom Dore & Johnny “Red” Kerr
2004-06 WGN 9 & WCIU 26/Comcast SportsNet Chicago Wayne Larrivee & Johnny “Red” Kerr/Tom Dore & Johnny “Red” Kerr
2006-Present WGN 9 & WCIU 26/Comcast SportsNet Chicago Wayne Larrivee & Johnny “Red” Kerr/Tom Dore, Johnny “Red” Kerr &
Stacey King


Comment posted by telefrank on Monday, January 21st 2008 at 10:28pm.

I was the one who changed the Wikipedia info.... just for the record :)
Comment posted by MST3K1993 on Thursday, January 24th 2008 at 10:38pm.

Jim Durham started announcing Bulls games during the 1973-74 season.
Comment posted by Nite-Owl on Saturday, February 23rd 2008 at 2:03pm.

I had no idea that Bob Costas was in Chicago for 1 season.Learn something new every day.
Comment posted by Chisox73 on Tuesday, March 11th 2008 at 7:26pm.

Bob Costas was actually 8 years old when this was filmed.
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Saturday, September 18th 2010 at 11:07am.

LOL Rick! :-D
Comment posted by Pete on Sunday, September 19th 2010 at 1:58am.

Anybody else notice that Bob's still got the old pre-circle-9 logo on his blazer, and right behind him's the circle-9? I'm surprised they'd allow that kind of image discontinuity, especially on something that would be viewed every day.
Comment posted by SuperCFL on Sunday, October 3rd 2010 at 9:09pm.

Is that a surplus ABC Sports blazer? Though I'd be surprised if ABC had any broadcasters in Bob's size.
Comment posted by APM on Sunday, October 3rd 2010 at 10:07pm.

Ah, the '79-80 Bulls, starring David Greenwood, a just-turned-30 Artis Gilmore, and a bunch of no-names. They finished 30-52, but Greenwood made the All-Rookie Team that season. The others? Oh, just two guys named Magic and Bird, plus future Bull Bill Cartwright, who was easily the best big man Jordan had during those title runs. (I think only my Warriors have had a worse history with centers.) He won a ring with the Pistons in 1990 and closed out his career with the Spurs the following season.

Jerry Sloan was canned in '82 with a 94-121 record. He joined Frank Layden's staff in Utah in '84, then the Jazz made him head coach in '89 and the rest is history.

(The Bulls lost that game to the Bucks 110-101, in which they dressed only eight players.)

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