Report: Pirates Games Moving To KDKA Next Year
September 15, 2011 at 1:33 PM (PT)
Odds are that the PITTSBURGH PIRATES games are going be broadcast on CBS RADIO Sports KDKA (THE FAN). The BUCS have been heard on CLEAR CLANNEL Talk WPGB for the past five seasons, but according to the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, the station is "out of the negotiations for a new deal, which leaves KDKA ... as the station that will be broadcasting the PIRATES beginning next season.
This would be a homecoming of sorts, as the PIRATES were broadcast on KDKA-A for almost 50 years before switching to the CLEAR CHANNEL FM. POST-GAZETTE writer BOB SMIZIK wrote, "In almost all certainty, the announcing crew will remain the same. They are under contract to the PIRATES and undoubtedly will remain so."