Bacon appears often on radio and TV.
After filling in for Ann Arbor legend Ted Heusel on WAAM-1600 AM in 2000, Bacon got a taste for talk radio, and launched his own show in 2002, “Off the Field,” on WTKA-1050 AM (wtka.com). When he turned the show over to his co-host, former Michigan tailback Jamie Morris, in 2014, “Off the Field” was the longest running show on the station.
In the fall of 2007, Michigan Public Radio asked him to be the “Frank Deford of Michigan,” delivering commentaries designed to appeal to the range public radio listeners—sports and non-sports fans alike — by emphasizing the human, historical and cultural facets of sport. Bacon delivers sports commentary every Friday morning for Michigan Radio’s 500,000 listeners statewide, which he has grown into a popular blog with over 50,000 subscribers.
He has since added weekly interviews on Michigan Radio’s “Stateside with Cynthia Canty,” and is often invited on NPR’s “Here & Now” program. He has been interviewed on over a hundred stations nationwide, and has been a guest on NPR's popular quiz shows "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!" and "Ask Me Another."
On TV, Bacon has provided commentary on documentary films for HBO Sports, A&E Biography, ESPN 30-for-30, and the Big Ten Network. He has appeared more often on BTN’s “Greatest Games,” “Icons” and “Coaching Icons” than any other commentator, and also does live interviews and writes introductions for big games. Heappears frequently on ESPN, including “Outside the Lines,” “SportsCenter,” and “College Football,” MSNBC, FOX Business, and Al Jazeera America, among others.