Monday, February 6, 2017

St. Louis Radio: Chris Rongey Joins WXOS-ESPN

Chris Rongey
WXOS 101.1 FM  ESPN – the Pride of St. Louis Sports – has announced that  native St. Louisan and veteran media professional Chris Rongey is join the PM Drive show “The Fast Lane”.

Rongey’s first day on “The Fast Lane” will be Wednesday, February 8th, 2017.

Chris Rongey joins the St. Louis sports-talk radio station after 14 years spent on the air at WSCR-670 AM 6 The Score in Chicago, where he served as pregame and postgame host for White Sox games, as well as update anchor, occasional play-by-play analyst and Chicago’s Daily Herald columnist.

Rongey was born and raised in Granite City, Illinois. He graduated from Granite City High School and then attended Illinois State University, earning a B.S. in Mass Communication/Broadcast journalism and an M.S. in Communications. While at Illinois State University, Chris worked at the college radio station (WZND) and TV station (TV-10). Chris was a Weekend news anchor at WJBC 1230 AM in Bloomington, Illinois.

After college and graduate school, Rongey spent one year as a marketing assistant for National Sports Agency in St. Louis, before he moved to Chicago in October 2002 to work as an anchor at WSCR The Score 670 AM, as well as taking on a Total Traffic Chicago reporter job. Chris was the studio host for the White Sox from 2006-2015, hosting pregame and postgame and a weekly Sox show (while WSCR was the team's flagship) He also served as an alternate play-by-play/color commentator for White Sox radio broadcasts.

WXOS 101.1 FM (100 Kw)
Rongey stayed at WSCR after the White Sox's contract ended with the station and continued to anchor and host shows at The Score from October 2015 until the end of January 2017.

According to Chris Rongey, “As you can imagine, I can’t wait to work with Randy, Brad, and the rest of the crew. It’s a solid group of people at 101 and this is a great opportunity to be a part of the premier sports station in St. Louis while also being able to live closer to my family.”

Commenting on the addition of Chris Rongey to the 101ESPN team, 101 ESPN Program Director Chris “Hoss” Neupert notes, “We are excited to welcome Chris Rongey home he is a tremendous talent and will be a great addition to the 101 ESPN team.”

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