“We are heartbroken to say that one of our favorite Chicago sports legends has passed away,” said Mitch Rosen, operations director, and brand manager for 670 The Score. ” tragically we lost a really special guy who will be deeply missed.”
“We are all heartbroken to announce that Les has passed away. We will miss him greatly, not only as a colleague but also because he was like family over these past few years.”
This report has not been confirmed, but it’s said that Grobstein was out sick since January 12.
However, the cause of his death has not been released.
Grobstein’s voice was a staple of Chicago sports radio for more than 50 years, and he spent time with many famous personalities including Larry Lujack (who also happened to be his partner) at WLS 890-AM.
He has been a staple in Chicago sports radio since he started his show at 670 The Score.
Grobstein was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Columbia College before beginning his career as a color commentator for Northwestern basketball games on the radio waves of WGN-AM (1300)\n
In addition to being known solely by name alone among sports Fans across Chicagoland – due mostly because he called more than 100 Sunday afternoon NFL football contests during which TonyCLUD bingo ahead again!
Grobstein’s fame was achieved for recording an infamous locker room rant by Chicago Cubs manager Lee Elia in 1983.
He is best known for his time at the sports station WMVP 1000-AM, where he worked from 1991 to 1997. However, in 2000 he came back and currently hosts The Score’s weeknight overnight show
“The Lounge with DH.”
The Score is mourning the loss of Grobstein today.
“The Grabber was a true Chicago radio legend. His influence stretches far and wide across the dial, with shows heard every day on stations all over America.”
Les is one of the last people who still do it live and local. He was always happy to talk about his love for sports, especially if some games were going down that day or night! “I’ll miss you buddy- I know your son will too,” said our friend John with a tear in his eye.”
Les Grobstein, a beloved Chicago-based CBC host, and news anchor died Thursday morning after battling cancer. He was 67 years old.”
“The best description I heard about him came from Chris Longley who simply said “there’s no one like Les,” His family deserves our utmost support as they go through this difficult time in their lives.”
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