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The Chicago Sportscast Network, brought to you by the creators of Cubscast, is the world's first regional network of sports podcasts.

Tired of hearing only brief mentions of your favorite Chi-town teams on national radio? Are the constant commercials on Chicago radio stations giving you a headache? We know exactly how you feel. From Wrigley on the North Side to the Cell on the South, CSN has the Chicago sports scene covered, providing commentary on every aspect of each major Windy City team.

CSN produces internet radio shows (called "podcasts") for the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, and White Sox. Each podcast includes a combination of game commentary, debate, analysis, contests, and more, all downloadable to mp3 players or accessible online for the low, low cost of "absolutely free." That's right. We bring you great sports talk, on demand, all year long for each and every Chicago team and it's all 100% free of charge.

If you're a fan of a major sports franchise in Chicago, you'll feel right at home with CSN...no matter where you're listening from.

Chicago Sportscast Network Staff:

Zach Baliva, Co-Founder Zach Baliva hails from Burbank, CA, where he works at the Warner Brothers lot as an office manager and producer's assistant on the TV show ER. He was born in Springfield, IL and raised in near-by Chatham by a family of Cardinals fans. Zach, however, made the wise decision to go astray and root for the Cubs at an early age. Despite numerous interventions and hypnotherapy sessions, his family remains on the "other side." Zach studied screenwriting and directing at Columbia College Chicago, where he was frequently able to skip class and take the red line to Wrigley Field.

Andrew Figgins, Co-Founder Andrew Figgins, a Chicago-based freelance web guy, designs and builds websites for a living. By day his clients consist mainly of companies and non-profit organizations in and around Chicago. Notables include American Express, PBS Kids, Rush North Shore Medical Center, and Equip for Equality. In the evening hours Andrew can be found working on several ongoing film projects and occasionally sleeping. Andrew holds a BFA in Multimedia & Web Design, but more importantly he hopes his idea for a ketchup packet the size of a year-old box turtle will soon be realized. In the meantime, he dares to dream.

Matt Sheppo, Co-Founder Matt Sheppo is a true artisan- a collector of fine wine, art, and cheeses, and the father of a unique style of dance that has yet to catch on in the Americas. While his true passion is hunting pheasant, the Cubs register a very close second. Currently residing in Los Angeles, CA, Matt holds an MFA in screenwriting, and works his days as a development exec-type for a large, here unnamed, animation company. His current goal is to combine two existing genres into a new one, an example being "dramedy." At this printing he has had little success. Sheps has an aversion to any food that has been blanched, and his least favorite 20th century Australian colloquialism is the term "dinky-di."

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