New Gig! Meet your new Illini and Northwestern Analyst for 1620 The Zone




Starting Tuesday, I’ll be doing a weekly guest appearance as both a Northwestern and Illinois Fighting Illini football analyst for KOZN 1620 The Zone Omaha. It’s a station with a Fox Sports Radio affiliation. I’ll be appearing every Tuesday on KOZN at 10:30 A.M. as part of the “Big Ten Whiparound” on Sharp and Benning in the Morning. Here’s where you can listen.

Sharp and Benning are from 7-11 AM CDT on 1620 The Zone leading into Game Time with Nick Bahe from 11-2 every weekday. I’ve appeared on Game Time as well. Here are the respective Facebook pages for Sharp and Benning and Game Time.

So let’s celebrate this new partnership with a rousing rendition of the Nebraska University fight song: “There is No Place Like Nebraska.”

Yes, that’s the “Oracle of Omaha” Warren Buffett, the world’s richest person from 2008-09 singing the NU fight song with the Cornhuskers cheerleaders at a Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting.

Omaha is home to the man currently worth $53.5 billion.

Follow the Twitter feeds of 1620 The Zone personalities Gary Sharp here

Damon Benning here.

Of course, I’ll still be doing my weekly Chicago Bears segments for WAOR 95.7 The Fan Michiana (a NBC Radio affiliate, I appear every Friday at 7:30 CDT) and my day job is running The Sports, affiliated with Fox Sports, as part of the Yardbarker Network (a Fox Sports holding). I’ll still keep writing for Chicago Now, a Tribune Corporation website.

So my portfolio is diversified now between Fox, Trib, and NBC. And Fox heavy. I’ve been on The Score a couple times, (CBS Radio) and the CBS affiliates in Houston and Cleveland a few times. ESPN Honolulu, Milwaukee and Jacksonville have welcomed me on too.

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An analyst for 95.7 The Fan, he also writes on Chicago sports media for Chicago Now. Follow him on Twitter (@paulmbanks) and Facebook.

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