The dedication of “Jack Rosenberg Way” at East Illinois Road and Cityfront Plaza Drive drew a gathering of household, mates and sports activities media personalities Wednesday to recollect the beloved sports activities editor for WGN-Channel 9 and WGN 720-AM.
Jack “Rosey” Rosenberg, whose title was synonymous with WGN sports activities for greater than 40 years, died in December at 94. WGN morning host Bob Sirott spearheaded the trouble to honor him, and Chicago Alderman Brendan Reilly sponsored the Metropolis Council decision designating the honorary avenue naming simply east of Tribune Tower, former dwelling of WGN.
In his remarks on the dedication, Sirott quoted from a letter Rosenberg despatched to colleagues when he retired from the Tribune Co. flagship stations in 1994.
“My 40-year profession with WGN Radio and Tv started as a mere flirtation — in spite of everything, I used to be a newspaperman as a youth — then love blossomed right into a torrid romance,” Rosenberg wrote. “The love affair has withstood the remainder of time. Within the meantime I shall treasure above all of the friendships which seemingly have lasted endlessly and a day — each inside and away from the station.
“To borrow from a speech I wrote for a momentous event at Cooperstown within the way back [the Hall of Fame induction of Jack Brickhouse], it’s a blessing to have travelled the 90 toes from third to dwelling — and scored standing up.”
Different audio system included Reilly, WGN Radio common supervisor Mary Sandberg Boyle, WGN sports activities director Dave Eanet, baseball broadcaster Steve Stone and WGN director of manufacturing Bob Vorwald. Amongst others available have been sportscasters Chuck Swirsky and Tom Shaer and sports activities producer Bob Vasilopulos.
Along with Brickhouse, Rosenberg labored carefully with Harry Caray, Vince Lloyd, Lou Boudreau and others over a WGN profession that started in 1954. Famed for the sound of his typewriter clacking within the background, he was a pioneer in trendy sports activities manufacturing and broadcasting.
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