December 9, 2022


healthy part of faith

“Ike and Me” shares stories of former sportscaster Rich King and cameraman Richard Issac during historic moments in news and sports

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Abundant King and intrepid cameraman ‘Ike’ Isaac have put in a blended century chronicling and capturing some of the most historic moments in Chicago information and sports activities historical past. The former WGN-Channel 9 colleagues have teamed up for a different assignment, but this time they are telling their stories on the pages of a new ebook, as a substitute of on Television.

Isaac: Guy, what you got me into?

King: Get utilized to the digital camera, child! He’s been powering the digicam, now he is in front of the digital camera”

Richard Isaac, generally acknowledged as “Ike,” has used nearly 50 yrs searching into a camera lens. Now, his longtime connection with retired sportscaster King is the focus of a retrospective into the golden age of Chicago television.

“You know The Previous Dance? Recall The Past Dance? We LIVED it!” Issac stated. 

King obtained the inspiration to publish “Ike and Me: What A Time It Was” following putting up a Facebook photo in the summertime of 2021.


“I bought like 150 responses. A few said, ‘why you should not you compose a reserve? you men have a storied profession, well acknowledged.’ From time to time perfectly recognised for our misgiving in the company,” King claimed, laughing. 

Apart from re-telling war stories from their many years alongside one another on the road and rubbing shoulders with sporting activities icons like Michael Jordan and Walter Payton, the native South Siders share how the unique bond they fashioned aided to break down racial stereotypes.

“We went by way of so numerous matters jointly and we were from various neighborhoods, and I was lifted in a terribly racist neighborhood,” King explained. “I found out we have far more in prevalent than we have unique — so what are we arguing about? That’s the information of the reserve, seriously.”

“I discovered so much from Loaded, as Loaded claimed just conversing, just conversing and listening. He is the most righteous individual to be about,” Issac reported, 

Baker: You instructed so a lot of stories in this e book. I wanna know what tales did you go away out?

King: That is a tough just one. That’s a haymaker dilemma from Ryan Baker.

Baker: That’s in the upcoming reserve.

Abundant King is now a two-time author. He in fact commenced is Tv occupation correct below at CBS 2 back again in 1988 — performing alongside the likes of Johnny Morris and Howard Sudberry — just after several years on WBBM Newsradio. King was kind ample to inquire Baker to write a blurb about “Ike and Me,” which is on the back again go over of the e-book.