First Episode airs Sat.?April 9th-8:30 AM on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio

Tune in to Sports Medicine Weekly on ESPN featuring interviews with authoritative fitness and sports medicine experts.?SMW is the only radio show in the Midwest that focuses on the prevention and treatment of sports injuries for all types of athletes and will be?broadcasting its 2016 season each Saturday at 8:30 AM on ESPN Radio 1000 with the first show premiering on April 9th.

Hosts: Steve Kashul & Dr. Brian Cole

The show, which reaches 107 million fans each week, is hosted by Steve Kashul, Chicago Bulls Radio Host, and Dr. Brian Cole, sports medicine specialist at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush ?and head team physician for the Chicago Bulls and co-team physician for the Chicago White Sox.

Dr. Cole has been named one of the top sports medicine physicians in the U.S. and was the ?NBA Team Physician of the Year” in 2009. He is a team physician for DePaul University and several Chicago area high schools. ?Steve Kashul serves as host for the Chicago Bulls on the Chicago Bulls Radio Network and is co-owner and principal host of Channel Fore, Inc., which produces The Golf Scene TV show. ?He has received two Emmy Awards for his work as host of Chicago Bulls Basketball on SportsChannel and was the winner of the 2006 Telly Award for his work on ?The Golf Scene.?

SMW appeals to high school, college and pro athletes, weekend warriors and sports lovers by providing insight into what professional athletes face in training and competition, as well as how the average person stays fit and injury-free. Topics include: overuse injuries, tips for injury prevention, how to stay fit in the off-season, obesity in sports and the importance of early intervention. ???

Proceeds from sponsorship support the ?LiveActive Fund for Orthopedic Research and Education, a non-profit organization that focuses on the management of joint pain and cartilage disease at Rush University Medical Center and Midwest Orthopedics at Rush. The Fund promotes the development of novel and minimally invasive solutions to enhance patient function and activity through advanced research. ?For more information, visit

To access prior shows, interviews and valuable resources on sports injuries and fitness, please visit us on Twitter @smwhome and @BrianColeMD, and Facebook: ?

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