Chris Parker (radio)

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Chris "The Bulldog" Parker (born 1964) is an American sports radio personality. He is the co-host of Buffalo's WGR-550's[1] afternoon show from 3:00 until 7:00PM along with Mike Schopp. That program was also simulcast on WROC AM 950 in Rochester until the Summer of 2011. Besides the weekday show, "Schopp and the Bulldog" have also hosted a postgame Buffalo Bills show after every Bills regular season contest from Casino Niagara in Niagara Falls, Ontario, but most recently from WGR's Southwestern Avenue Tailgate stage at Ralph Wilson Stadium, or the studio. The post game show primarily consists of phone calls from fans and recorded press conference clips from key players and coaches.

Parker worked at a pizzeria while doing a part-time weekend call-in show on WBEN before hosting a weeknight program on WBEN-AM in Buffalo. When Howard Simon, now WGR's morning man, left WBEN to join the Empire Sports Network, Parker became the full-time WBEN nightly host. When WGR switched to all-sports after being purchased by Entercom Communications, Parker was placed on the morning show with Tom Bauerle before moving to afternoons. Parker is a lifelong fan of Buffalo sports teams and often recalls memories from past seasons. He is married with two young children and currently resides in North Buffalo. He has an interest in motor sports, including his own motorcycle. His favorite bands include The Clash and Wilco.

Parker and Schopp have been doing the unofficial pre-game of the Buffalo Sabres. They often speak to play-by-play voice Rick Jeanneret and beat reporter Paul Hamilton leading into the official broadcast.

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Schopp & Bulldog

Schopp & Bulldog's show feature a number of recurring segments, which have aired on both WNSA and WGR. They include the following:


  1. ^ "WGR TALK HOSTS DON'T DESERVE KNOCKS". Buffalo News. June 6, 2004. Retrieved 1 May 2011. There has been recent criticism of WGR AM-550, since WNSA went off the air. ... As for the "Bulldog," Chris Parker, he has been doing sports talk for over ... 

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