A Radio Station Is Where Famous Sports Mascot Got Started… Has A Hoosier Connection & “Bucket List”
Having performed at thousands of games – including baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer, wrestling, tennis, racing and more – “The Chicken” is the most recognizable mascot to a generation of sports fans.
But many don’t know that this iconic entertainer got his start at a rock ‘ n roll radio station – 101.5 FM KGB, San Diego!
While passing through Indianapolis last month, The San Diego Chicken – Ted Giannoulas out of costume – sat down for a short chat on how radio launched and help shape his career. Among the highlights:
- how despite never talking on air he became “a visual symbol” – aka part of the brand – of the market’s top radio station.
- recalling he once “stopped Elvis (Presley) in mid-song… cracked him up… he actually forgot his lyrics on stage.”
- that his wife is from Indiana, and there are a couple Hoosier State events & venues he’d like to participate in at some point.
Enjoy the listen!