Mike Schopp

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Mike Schopp (right) and Chris "Bulldog" Parker broadcasting from Super Bowl XL's radio row in Detroit's Renaissance Center.

Mike Schopp is an American sports radio personality. He was born in and lives in Grand Island. He is the current afternoon co-host of the sports talk show Mike Schopp and The Bulldog which runs weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m. Eastern on WGR in Buffalo, New York. His co-host is Chris "Bulldog" Parker. Schopp has also been a weekend host on ESPN Radio.[1] Mike also hosts a weekend show, called "The Hobby" which airs Saturday mornings after Paid Programming at 8am.

Prior to joining WGR in 2002, Schopp worked at WHTK in Rochester and WNSA (now WLKK), WGR's rival at the time. Schopp billed his WNSA show as Sports Talk for Smart People, as direct (and successful) competition to the then market-leading show hosted by "The Coach" Chuck Dickerson on WGR.[2] When he joined WGR, he had originally been paired with Chuck Dickerson in an "Odd Couple" style pairing. After Dickerson's retirement shortly thereafter, a programming shuffle with WGR and sister station WBEN joined Schopp with Parker. In the mid-1990's, Schopp left a lucrative career as a magician and children's birthday party entertainer to pursue a career in sports journalism.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wgr550.com/Mike-Schopp---The-Bulldog/1255400 WGR
  2. ^ Sports Talk Radio in America by Frank Hoffmann, Jack M. Dempsey, Martin J Manning; pp. 131–32.