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From Sports to Entertainment - “We’ve Got You Covered”


Meet The Production Crew of Sports Plus Chicago...

Credits   Production Team Bios

Filmed before a LIVE audience at Embers Tap House in Lockport, IL and presented by: Bettenhausen Automotive... "It's Better at Bettenhausen"

  • Host: Jeff Blanzy

  • Co-Host: Alex Brown

  • Sideline Co-Host: Shanon Lersch

  • Entertainment Co-Host: Mayra Leal

  • Guest Stars: Click Here

  • Hair and Makeup:


  • Transportation for Guest Stars: Stretch Limo Chicago

  • Best Grip: Rex Stouffer

  • Studio: Sports Plus Studios Dallas

  • Cameras:

    • Ann Meriage

    • Fred Harms


  • Gaffer: Salil Sundresh

  • Sound Engineer: Armando Cisneros

  • Theme Music: Darren DPaul Wise

  • LIVE on Location: Creative Digital Masters

  • Graphics: Stephen Coleman

  • PR: Melanie Noir

  • Director: Matt McLindon

  • Director of Photography: Nick Meriage

  • Writers: Tom Stokes, Jeff Blanzy, Alex Brown and

  • LIVE Broadcast: Nick Meriage

  • Assistant Director: Matt McLindon

  • Producer: Matt McLindon

  • Co-Producer: John Doolin

  • Associate Producer: Sherrie Duvall

  • Executive Producer: Tom Stokes

  • Executive Asst: Sarah Roberts

  • LIVE DJ: GAC Entertainment

  • Hollywood Crew: Marlon Womack AKA HighTopBully

  • Dallas Crew: Jon Buchner and  Piece of Cake Media

  • Ent. Segment Producers: Tom Stokes and Mayra Leal

  • Music Segment Producer: Tom Stokes

  • Sports Segment Writers: Jeff Blanzy and Alex Brown

  • Kitchen and Fan Segment Writers: Shanon Lersch

  • Post Production: Nick Meriage, Matt McLindon and Tom Stokes

  • Closed Captioning: Deborah Rue Pearson

  • Asst. to Production: Jennifer Miller

  • Director of Advertising and Marketing: Gerry Clarke

  • Distribution: LOUD Entertainment

  • Run Time: 28:30 

  • Online Extended Version: 55:30

  • Channels: Comcast Sportsnet Chicago

If you would like to be a guest on the show or want franchise/sponsorship information please contact : Producer@SportsPlusShow.com Sponsorship packages are available but limited please contact us today!!


© 2015  LOUD Entertainment Production in Association with Ehcin Marketing Solutions. Created  by: Tom Stokes  


Meet the Cast of Sports Plus Chicago CLICK HERE




Nick Meriage: Producer / Director of Sports Plus Chicago

Nick is a passionate enthusiast and brings a high level of energy and professionalism to Sports Plus Chicago and beyond...   Nick brings over 20 years of his growing expertise in the field of video production, electrical engineering, radio, telecommunications, and TV.  Nick brings Sports Plus Chicago to a very high quality level and will set the bar high for shows to follow with his LIVE broadcast capacities.   Nick has an in depth knowledge of digital video technology and specifically AVID non-linear editing. Additionally, he streamlined a method for ‘live’ switch technology, to best manage multiple camera input. Having produced an assortment of media projects, from music productions to corporate training materials, Nick and his team are Creative Digital Masters, and will set the bar high for all other TV shows. Nick owns Creative Digital Masters in Chicago, a full service video production company.  




Matt McLindon:  Co-Producer / Co-Director of Sports Plus Chicago


Matt’s interest in video production started in high school and rapidly evolved into his passion. After graduating from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Television Producing & Directing, he wasted no time putting his talents and knowledge to good use. He has worked on many projects for several production organizations including Chicago Force Football, Countdown Chicago on ABC 7 and most recently a comedy special with Marc Maron. Matt is also the current Associate Producer for ABC 7's 'Windy City Live’, one of Chicago's leading daytime talk shows that is a blend of talk, entertainment, and information.





Tom Stokes: Creator and Executive Producer of Sports Plus TV Shows.


Owner of  LOUD Entertainment the Sports Plus Creator and Distribution Company. LOUD is a full-service promotional, entertainment event and publicity agency that has represented a wide variety of restaurants, hotels, auto dealerships, celebrities and athletes. For the last 25 years, Stokes has kicked down doors at every opportunity, with a take-no-prisoners attitude and a single minded determination to learn every facet of any business he is involved in, making him an invaluable commodity in any setting. With services ranging from web design to brand development to television, movies and Broadway plays to red carpet and live music production -- there is no company that works harder when it comes to out-of-the-box ideas for its clients! Tom@SportsPlusShow.com


Melanie Noir
PR / Social Media / Publicist

Melanie (@ClinkAndChat) has a great love of the English language, beginning her adventures in journalism, sales and marketing. Her fascination for both people and Champagne propelled her flute first into event planning and from there it was an easy segue into advertising, public relations and social media.  Melanie loves teaching people, brands and businesses how to connect and engage their audience!  This involves a unique way of reaching the world through podcasts, social media networks (Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Periscope), blogs, tweet ups, online newspapers, live chats, events, conferences and more!

Melanie is the Executive Producer of the Bubbly Talk Radio Network and one of the founders of "The Champagne Sisters Show", where the international ladies interview celebrity guests and people who are living their passion, as well as hosting her own show, "Clink, Chat & Catch Up!", a one on one interview with an inspirational person. She runs #champagnechat on Twitter Sundays at noon PST, writes at The Bespoke Black Book Magazine & She Owns It, and is a social media connector who loves to Clink And Chat!




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About Sports Plus: (@SportsPlusShow) From the Producers and Writers of WAR OF ROCK starring Mark Slaughter, Rockin’ The Red Carpet with Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe, The Drew Pearson Show on FOX and A Bronx Tale with Chazz Palmenteri, comes the only Sports + Entertainment Show filmed before a live audience in Lockport, IL, Dallas, TX and New Orleans, LA and broadcast during New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, and Dallas Cowboys football season. Each month the show is complimented with a Sports Plus Magazine and appears on www.SportsPlusMagazine.com, where we upload the SPORTS+PLUS Music, Movies, Food, Cars and highlight charities after the show airs.  This formula has gained us national attention from NBC Sunday Night Football when they highlighted us during the game boosting or following online and helping us keep very loyal fans. From Sports to Entertainment - “We’ve Got You Covered” Sports Plus Starts… RIGHT NOW!!


About Sports Plus Chicago: (@SPlusChicago) Join Host Jeff Blanzy (ABC Sports) and Alex Brown (Chicago Bears) each week as they break down Bears football games and go beyond the Xs and Os with Mayra Leal (Actress/Model) for the latest in entertainment with exclusive one on one interviews. Get on board in Chicago now for the Bears 30th Anniversary Shows being filmed all year round in and around the Chicago Region. The show kicks off with Dan Hampton and crew on September 12th, 2015 at Embers Tap House in Lockport, IL. Entering our second season, we are proudly brought to you by Bettenhausen Auto (@OnePriceDodge), the highest rated dealership in Illinois!  Bettenhausen is a family owned and operated business where their motto is "zero hassles, zero haggles, zero sales people, and ALWAYS one low price!"  Michael and Troy, and their friendly staff are always available to help you find exactly what you need... 


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