Listen: Dan McNeil Remembers Chet Coppock

"I'm forever in his debt," McNeil said of Coppock, who passed away Wednesday.

McNeil & Parkins Show
April 18, 2019 - 3:13 pm

(670 The Score) Before he was the familiar voice you've come to known, Dan McNeil was known as "Dangerous Dan," a 26-year-old rising producer getting his start in Chicago radio. The nickname came from a man who would become a friend and mentor, Chet Coppock.

McNeil first entered the industry because of the chance taken by the local radio legend Coppock, who died Wednesday after injuries suffered in a car crash in South Carolina. The news of Coppock's sudden passing left many stunned while remembering what he meant to the business and so many individuals.

Among those grateful for Coppock is McNeil, who spoke of his legacy Thursday afternoon on the McNeil & Parkins Show.

Related: Levine: Chet Coppock Left A Lasting Legacy

"He was a unique dude," McNeil said. "Before The Score was born, Chet was the godfather of sports talk in our town. 

"The cartoonish, outlandish, bombastic sports talk show host was an enormously positive influence on me.

"I'm forever in his debt."

Listen as McNeil joined Danny Parkins to discuss Coppock's legacy: