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What have we learned today with Big John and Ramblin’ Ray? (10-11-18)


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray talk about the new water rule they have been given, have Chuck Swirsky on to talk about the death of former Bulls assistant coach Tex Winter, plus some social media stories about an ankle monitor and a girlfriend for sale.

Chicago Bulls LIVE – 12/16/17 – Host: Steve Kashul

Four time NBA World Champion Will Purdue joins Steve Kashul to talk about his thoughts on the 2017-2018 Chicago Bulls and what next season could hold for the team. Chuck Swirsky talks to Notre Dame men’s basketball coach Mike Brey. Veteran sports reporter Cheryl Raye Stout and Chicago Bulls Director of Player Development Shawn Respert also join this episode of Chicago Bulls Live.

Chicago Bulls LIVE – 11/04/17 – Host: Steve Kashul

Author Sam Smith joins Steve Kashul to talk about his new book Hard Labor: The Battle That Birthed the Billion-Dollar NBA. Windy City Bulls president Brad Seymour joins the show to talk about the upcoming 2017-2018 season. Larry Stewart, General Manager of Basketball at the Bulls / Sox Youth Academy talks to Steve about upcoming opportunities Chicago’s at risk youth and Lt. Col. Michael James Willen joins the show to talk about special tickets for those who are serving and who have served ahead of Veteran’s Day.

Earl the Mailman delivers HOT TAKES on the Chicago Bulls

Earl the Mailman joins the show to sound off some thoughts on Bulls’ head coach Fred Hoiberg and superstar Jimmy Butler. “Are they going to go get washed up guys like Dwyane Wade, who’s just old and slow?” Earl said.

Earl also isn’t sure that Jimmy Butler wants to stay in Chicago. “He doesn’t know what they want to do,” he said. “But he knows what he wants to do. He kinds of wants to stay but I think he wants to go and play for a winner.”

Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler and Dwayne Wade Nominated for 2016-2017 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award

Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM 890

(CHICAGO) Congratulations go to Chicago Bulls Forward Jimmy Butler and Guard Dwayne Wade for being nominated for the 2016-2017 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente! This award is given to a superior individual who shows commitment off the court by making a positive difference within the community.

The award is given out throughout the entire year with an overall award for the season given in June. Butler received the Community Assist Award for April 2017 in addition to the Seasonlong nomination.

In a news release issued by the Chicago Bulls, President and COO Michael Reinsdorf asserted, “Jimmy and Dwyane have both been incredible leaders in our Chicago community, so it comes as no surprise that they have been recognized for their amazing work in leading the young people of Chicago. We are incredibly honored and proud to have these two men setting an example on how to reach out and make a real difference.”

Butler has continued to support Chicago youth by working with the After School Matters program. Butler has also been very active with the team’s community partner Youth Guidance, including hosting a leadership conference for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and has participated in conversation circles with Youth Guidance’s Becoming a Man, a program that promotes thinking slower reduces violent-crime arrests by 50%, improves graduation rates by 19%.

Dwane Wade returned to Chicago prior to the season after being part of the Miami Heat franchise since 2003. With him, he brought the concept to launch a community program to tell the positive stories of Chicago students doing good in their communities. “Spotlight On” shines “a spotlight on these young people and has done so by creating opportunities throughout the season for the students to stay engaged and connected to their city.”

The two need votes from Chicago Bulls fans in order to clinch the 2016-2017 title. Beginning Wednesday, April 26 and running through Friday, May 5, the Chicago Bulls are encouraging fans to support Butler and Wade by voting on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #NBACommunityAssist and #JimmyButler and/or #DwyaneWade.

There are no limits to the number times a fan can vote. Here are a few ways to vote:

  • On Twitter, tweet using #NBACommunityAssist and #JimmyButler and/or #DwyaneWade. Retweets count as votes.
  • On Facebook, comment on a post from the league affiliated account (Chicago Bulls, NBA or NBA Cares) using #NBACommunityAssist and #JimmyButler and/or #DwyaneWade.
  • On Instagram, post a photos using #NBACommunityAssist and #JimmyButler and/or #DwyaneWade in the description. Two important notes: only unique posts will be included in the vote and commenting on a post using the hashtags does not qualify as a vote.

The winner will be announced at the NBA Awards Show on Monday, June 26. The NBA and Kaiser Permanente will donate $25,000 to the winner’s charity of choice. Fans can find additional details at www.nba.com/communityassist.

Chicago Bulls LIVE – 04/29/2017 – Host: Steve Kashul

Chicago Bulls LIVE – 04/29/2017 – Host: Steve Kashul talks to Tony Rokita, Director of Community Relations and Player Programs at Chicago Bulls about two Chicago Bulls players who are finalists for the NBC Community Assist award this year. Vote for Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade on Twitter & Facebook. http://www.nba.com/bulls/community/vote-jimmy-butler-and-dwyane-wade-2016-17-seasonlong-nba-cares-community-assist-award/

Also, Hall of Fame writer for Bulls.Com, Sam Smith talks about the post season play of the Chicago Bulls.

Serena Williams may be pregnant; Bill Wennington talks about the Bulls 2-0 series lead against the Boston Celtics – 4/19/17 (Hour 2)

Serena Williams posts a vague post that seems to indicate she may be pregnant. Bulls radio announcer and member of three championship Bulls teams, Bill Wennington, joins the show to talk about the bulls playoff series against the Boston Celtics.

The Weekend AJenda – Let’s Play Dress Up (April 20th – 23rd)

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Thursday | Windy with a few clouds from time to time. High 71°F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph.
Friday | Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 40s.
Saturday | Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 40s.
Sunday | Sunshine. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 30s.


Butler, Bulls rally to beat Celtics 106-102 in series opener

BOSTON (AP) — Jimmy Butler had 30 points and nine rebounds and the Chicago Bulls outlasted Boston 106-102 in Game 1 on Sunday on an emotional night for grieving Celtics star Isaiah Thomas.

Playing a day after 22-year-old sister Chyna Thomas was killed in a car accident in their home state of Washington, Thomas led the top-seeded Celtics with 33 points.

Butler scored 23 points in the second half. Bobby Portis finished with 19 for the Bulls.

Al Horford had 19 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for Boston.

Game 2 is Tuesday night in Boston.


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Bulls Play-By-Play Annnouncer Chuck Swirsky talks about the Bulls series with Boston Celtics

Bulls Play-By-Play Announcer Chuck Swirsky joins the show to talk about the Bulls as they plan to take on the Boston Celtics in the first round.

Bob Rosenberg, Jeff Zillgitt, Anthony Morrow, Chuck Swirsky (04-08-2017)

Steve Kashul tips off the show by interviewing former Chicago Bull and Current radio play by play announcer for The Bulls, Chuck Swirsky. Chuck then sits down with long time Bulls Official Scorer, Bob Rosenberg. Chuck also talks with Jeff Zillgitt, Basketball Writer for USA Today. Chuck wraps up the show by talking with NBA Veteran, and current Bull, Anthony Morrow.

Toni Kukoc, Jerry Colangelo, Steve Kashul (04-01-2017)

Steve Kashul talks with former Chicago Bull, and current Bulls Ambassador Toni Kukoc, Chuck Swirsky talks to Director of USA Basketball and Chairman of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Jerry Colangelo, Executive Producer of Bulls Basketball on WLS-AM Dave Zaslowsky sits down with Bulls Pre and Post Game Analyst for WLS-AM Steve Kashul.

John Paxson, Sam Smith, Randy Brown, Jerry Reinsdorf, Gar Forman (03-26-2017)

Steve Kashul is joined by Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Bulls, John Paxson, Hall of Fame Writer Sam Smith, Bulls Assistant Coach Randy Brown, Chairman and Owner of the Chicago Bulls, Jerry Reinsdorf, and General Manager of the Bulls Gar Forman to recognize and reflect on the life and legacy of former Bulls General Manager Jerry Krause.