CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The 2022 weekly radio edition of the Coach Bret Bielema Show presented by Bud Light will air on Wednesdays of game week throughout the season and will be broadcast live at Papa Del’s at 7 pm CT. The show will air on the 55-station Busey Bank Illini Sports Network, beginning with the debut on Wednesday, Aug. 24.
For two weeks this season, the show will shift from Papa Del’s to Homegrown at the Atkins Golf Club on Oct. 5 and Nov. 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 shows will not take place during the team’s bye weeks and Coach Bielema will not be present at Papa Del’s on the Wednesday prior to the 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 the Fighting Illini Brian Barnhart.
ABOUT THE BUSEY BANK ILLINI SPORTS NETWORK
Busey Bank Illini Sports Network is managed 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, along with the “Illini Today” series.
COACH BIELEMA SHOW SCHEDULE
August 24 — Papa Del’s, 7 pm CT
August 31 — Papa Del’s, 7 pm CT
September 7 — Papa Del’s, 7 pm CT
September 14 — OFF
September 21 — Papa Del’s, 7 pm CT (Coach Bielema not included due to Thursday game)
September 28 — Papa Del’s, 7 pm CT
October 5 — Homegrown, 7 pm CT
October 12 — Papa Del’s, 7 pm CT
October 19 — OFF
October 26 — Papa Del’s, 7 pm CT
Nov. 2 — Homegrown, 7 p.m. CT
Nov. 9 — Papa Del’s, 7 pm CT
Nov. 16 — Papa Del’s, 7 pm CT
Nov. 23 — Papa Del’s, 7 pm CT