Good Karma Brands, parent company of 1430 WBEV and 95X, announced Wednesday that they will assume operations and control of ESPN Radio Chicago effective September 29. The company reached a long term local marketing agreement and lease with ESPN Radio. Good Karma Brands CEO Craig Karmazin says the company’s Midwest roots have afforded us the opportunity to see the passion of Chicago sports fans up close for over two decades. Karmazin adds that he is excited to extend Good Karma’s commitment to being ESPN’s best in class local operator into what will now be the company’s largest market. ESPN Senior Vice President Traug Keller says Good Karma has proven to be an excellent local affiliate that has shown expertise in local media operations and sales while being a strong steward of the ESPN brand. The Chicago station will retain its ESPN 1000 name.