Chet Coppock was, indeed, a true broadcasting legend. The man was larger the life, bombastic, smarter than a dozen coaches, and was a giant in Chicago sports. I had the honor of working with him for a short time at a cable sports network called “NewSport”, that would still be on the air today if only ownership had true vision. I finally nailed “The Chet-ster” down for an interview, and we talked about doing at least one show a week. Sadly, a few months later, Chet was killed in an auto accident. His legacy lives on for those of who worked with him, those of us who listened to him, and those he loved. It’s an interview I will cherish always, and hope it puts a smile on plenty of faces.
FROM THE VAULT: Last words with the legendary Chet Coppock