CHAMPAGNE, Ill. – The 2022 weekly radio edition of The Coach Bret Bielema Show presented by Bud Light will air on game week Wednesdays throughout the season and will air live at Papa Del’s at 7 p.m. CT. The show will air on the Busey Bank Illini sports network of 55 stations, beginning with the debut on Wednesday, August 24.
For two weeks this season, the show will move from Papa Del’s to Homegrown at Atkins Golf Club on October 5 and November 2. Fans are encouraged to join Coach Bielema at Papa Del’s or Homegrown or listen live to ask questions in person or via social media.
Radio broadcasts will not occur during the team’s bye weeks and Coach Bielema will not be present at Papa Del’s the Wednesday before Illini’s Thursday night game against Chattanooga on Sept. 22.
The Coach Bret Bielema show presented by Bud Light will be hosted by the voice of Illini fighters Brian Barnhart.
ABOUT BUSEY BANK ILLINI SPORTS NETWORK
Busey Bank Illini Sports Network is operated by Fighting Illini Sports Properties and encompasses all sponsorship and operational elements. Programming includes Illinois football, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and baseball, as well as the “Illini Today” series.
COACH BIELEMA SHOWS SCHEDULE
Aug. 24 – Papa Del’s, 7 p.m. CT
Aug. 31 – Papa Del’s, 7 p.m. CT
Sept. 7 – Papa Del’s, 7 p.m. CT
September 14 — OFF
Sept. 21 – Papa Del’s, 7 p.m. CT (Coach Bielema not included due to Thursday’s game)
Sept. 28 – Papa Del’s, 7 p.m. CT
Oct. 5 – Homegrown, 7 p.m. CT
Oct. 12 – Papa Del’s, 7 p.m. CT
October 19 — OFF
Oct. 26 – Papa Del’s, 7 p.m. CT
Nov. 2 – Homegrown, 7 p.m. CT
Nov. 9 – Papa Del’s, 7 p.m. CT
Nov. 16 – Papa Del’s, 7 p.m. CT
Nov. 23 – Papa Del’s, 7 p.m. CT