The Chicago Blackhawks’ Daniel Carcillo can now add “radio broadcaster” to his list of accomplishments. WGN Radio today announced that the hockey forward and music enthusiast will host a new show entitled “The Bomb Shelter,” a one-hour program focusing on Carcillo’s love of all kinds of music featuring song clips, musical history, personal anecdotes, special guests and more. The debut broadcast airs Friday, December 2 at 11 p.m. following the Blackhawks-Islanders match-up on WGN Radio. Future editions of the show will air following weekend home games on dates to be announced.
“Daniel is such an interesting, multi-faceted person and this show will be a great way for fans to see a completely different side of his personality,” said Tom Langmyer, WGN Radio’s vice president & general manager, who worked with Carcillo in developing the show. “He’s a natural in the studio and his love of music, radio, playing drums, learning guitar and exploring Chicago will really connect with listeners.”
In the debut show, Carcillo interviews his father, Gino, about the history of the Carcillo family emigrating from Italy to Canada and plays some Italian music while connecting his family’s musical past to his current musical tastes.
“I’m proud to be a member of the Blackhawks with the chance to broadcast a show on WGN Radio in the great city of Chicago,” said Carcillo. “I’ve always been fascinated with songs and songwriters that tell a story and this will be an amazing outlet to tell my own story through music. When I first walked into the WGN Radio music vault and saw all that classic vinyl, I was like a kid in a candy shop.”
Future editions of the show will delve into Chicago’s musical roots and history, blues, rock and even feature some of Carcillo’s fellow Blackhawks teammates.
Carcillo, 26, is a native of King City, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto. He joined the Chicago Blackhawks this season after playing for the Philadelphia Flyers and Phoenix Coyotes. A lover of all types of music, Carcillo especially enjoys classic rock from the 1960s and 1970s from artists such as Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, CCR and The Who.
In addition to the broadcast on WGN-AM 720, fans can also listen online at www.wgnradio.com/listen and on mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, BlackBerry and Droid. Details at www.wgnradio.com/mobile.