Sportswriter Joins WBGG/Pittsburgh Lineup
July 19, 2006 at 5:41 AM (PT)
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW sports reporter JOE BENDEL has resigned to join CLEAR CHANNEL Sports WBGG-A (FOX SPORTS RADIO 970)/PITTSBURGH as co-host with TIM BENZ in afternoons, reports the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE's BOB SMIZIK. BENDEL will split the afternoon drive slot with BENZ, with BENZ solo 3-4p, BENZ and BENDEL co-hosting 4-5p, and BENDEL hosting 5-7p solo, all replacing STAN SAVRAN, who recently left the station and has joined BENZ' former employer, crosstown ABC Talk WEAE-A (ESPN RADIO 1250).
In addition, WBGG morning co-host and former STEELER TUNCH ILKIN is exiting the station, with co-host and former teammate CRAIG WOLFLEY negotiating to stay with the station.