WGN Radio to Broadcast Kentucky Derby and Indianapolis 500 in May

Kentucky Derby airs May 1, 4pm-6:30pm; Indianapolis 500 airs May 23, 12:30pm-2:30pm

CHICAGO (April 16, 2021) – WGN Radio announced that it will broadcast two great sporting traditions in May: the 147th Kentucky Derby and the 105th Indianapolis 500.

The Kentucky Derby will air Saturday, May 1 from 4pm to 6:30pm. The scheduled post time for the actual race, dubbed “the greatest two minutes in sports”, is 5:57pm CT. The broadcast of pre- and post-race coverage will include interviews, analysis, and predictions, as well as trophy presentations.

The broadcast of the Indianapolis 500 covers all of the racing action live from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and will include both the qualifying races and the Indy 500. The schedule of the Indy 500 live coverage is as follows:

Saturday, May 22: 4pm – 6pm (Qualifying)
Sunday, May 23: 12:30pm – 2:30pm (Qualifying)
Sunday, May 30: 11am – 4pm (Indianapolis 500)


For nearly 100 years, WGN Radio AM 720, a Nexstar Inc. station, has been dedicated to being the #1 source of Chicagoland news, information, entertainment, and sports. WGN Radio is the official broadcast home of the Chicago Blackhawks and Northwestern University. Listen at AM 720, online at wgnradio.com, on your WGN Radio app, smart speakers, or TuneIn. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wgnradio and follow us on Twitter @WGNRadio and Instagram @wgnradio.

Sara Tieman | 312.222.5098 | stieman@wgnradio.com

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