Pittsburgh Gets SportsRadio 93.7 The Fan February 15th
Most Popular Music From B94 To Be Featured On Star 100.7
January 19, 2010 at 12:21 PM (PT)
CBS RADIO/PITTSBURGH has made it official and will debut the market’s first FM Sports radio station on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15th beginning at 5:30a. SPORTSRADIO 93.7 THE FAN has assembled a host of expert analysts and commentators to provide area listeners with a lineup of "ALL SPORTS, ALL THE TIME." Available on-air, online at www.937thefan.com, as well as streamed live on a variety of mobile devices such as the iPHONE, iPOD TOUCH and BLACKBERRY, THE FAN will operate under the call letters KDKA-F.
93.7 THE FAN will be locally programmed by TERRY FOXX, who most recently was PD for ESPN RADIO in BRISTOL, CONN. FOXX has been working closely with CBS RADIO’s MARK MASON on the station’s presentation. MASON was the programming architect of the country’s first all-sports station, WFAN/NEW YORK, when it debuted in 1987.
SVP/Market Mgr. MICHAEL YOUNG said, "SPORTSRADIO 93.7 THE FAN is being built for PITTSBURGH’s sports fans who are simply the best in the country. We’ll feature an array of opinionated, compelling and very talented local talk-show personalities who will be highly engaged in discussions and commentary driven by our listeners."
Veteran NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA Sports Director JEFF HATHHORN will assume the same position for the FM outlet and provide updates and reports from the field along with KALENA BELL and JIM COLONY. The station’s lineup and complete roster of talent will be announced prior to the launch of the station.
Added FOXX, "It is been a privilege and an honor to create an all-Sports FM radio station in PITTSBURGH. The on-air presentation will be unique to our market, and our presence will be felt on game days and at major sporting happenings all over town."
Star 100.7 To Add Top 40 Music, B94 Personalities
In a related announcement, CBS RADIO/PITTSBURGH said it will blend B94’s popular hits format with Hot AC STAR 100.7 effective immediately. The music mix of STAR 100.7, will feature current hits from artists like LADY GAGA, DAUGHTRY, KELLY CLARKSON and the BLACK EYED PEAS plus favorites from the '90s and 2000s like PINK, THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, BEYONCE, COLDPLAY and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE.
The station merging also results in a realignment of the air staff. B94 morning host BUBBA crosses the hallway to become part of STAR's new BUBBA, JR and SHELLY morning team. B94 morning co-host MELANIE TAYLOR segues to middays on STAR. SCOTT ALEXANDER now takes over in afternoons and ZACK is in doing nights.
In other staff changes, B94 APD/MD/afternooner KOBE exits. Reach him at email@example.com or (412) 526-8817. Also not part of the new team are STAR APD/afternoons JOHNNY HARTWELL, morning co-host and night-timer FLICK.