Pittsburgh Pirates Ink Multi-Year Deal With CBS' 93-7 The Fan
October 12, 2011 at 11:30 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO and the PITTSBURGH PIRATES make the long-standing market chatter official and announce a multi-year deal to move the team's broadcasts from CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WPGB/PITTSBURGH to CBS RADIO's Sports KDKA-F (SPORTSRADIO 93-7 THE FAN), starting next season. The team aired for decades on sister Talk KDKA-A before moving to WPGB. GREG BROWN, TIM NEVERETT, STEVE BLASS, BOB WALK, and JOHN WEHNER will continue to call the games and will also appear as regular guests on CBS RADIO's PITTSBURGH stations.
"We are extremely excited to announce our new strategic partnership with CBS RADIO's KDKA-FM and to be back home with the CBS RADIO family, which had been synonymous with PIRATES baseball for more than 80 years," said PIRATES Pres. FRANK COONELLY. "The partnership allows us to move our flagship station to 93.7 THE FAN, an all sports station with non-stop local programming. It also allows us to maintain the same high-quality broadcasts and reach that our fans have been accustomed to. There is a long and rich history of PIRATES baseball on KDKA Radio and we are confident that these two PITTSBURGH icons will provide fans with more opportunities to connect with PIRATES baseball than ever before."
"CBS RADIO PITTSBURGH is very pleased and proud to present PIRATES games on SPORTSRADIO 93-7 THE FAN, as well as utilize our three other local stations to bring the experience of PIRATES baseball to area fans," said CBS RADIO PITTSBURGH SVP/Market Manager MICHAEL YOUNG. "In our short history, KDKA-FM has taken a leadership position in the sports radio category, and with this move we've further strengthened our local programming line-up and commitment to being the voice of PITTSBURGH sports."