Folks, it was announced last month that 970am Fox Sports Radio Pittsburgh will be converting to the ESPN brand name at the top of the new year. Only a slight time change for the “in the Locker Room” show with Tunch and Wolf starting Monday, Jan.3 (10:00 am-noon)
All the info is below as it reads from the press release on the station web site.
970 is Pittsburgh’s New Home for ESPN Radio
November 2, 2010
Pittsburgh, PA- Clear Channel Pittsburgh announced that its AM 970 (WBGG) will become the new home of ESPN Radio, as ESPN Radio 970, on January 1, 2011.
The new ESPN Radio 970 will present ESPN Radio Network’s Mike and Mike in the Morning (6-10 a.m. ET) with Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, and The Scott Van Pelt Show (2-4 p.m.) with the host and Ryen Russillo.
ESPN 970 will continue to present Pittsburgh’s own Joe Bendel Show, with the former Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Steelers and Pitt beat writer, and In The Locker Room with Tunch and Wolf featuring former Steelers Tunch Illkin and Craig Wolfley.
The station is also the AM home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and West Virginia football and basketball, as well as the syndicated Jim Rome Show (noon-2 p.m. M-F).
“We are excited to be able to move the legendary ESPN Radio brand in the Pittsburgh market to the 970 AM frequency” said Clear Channel Radio Pittsburgh President and Market Manager, Dennis Lamme. “It will further enhance the hold Clear Channel has on the Pittsburgh Sports Scene.”
Jim Roberts, executive director, affiliate sales ESPN Radio, said, “We are thrilled to enter this partnership with Clear Channel/Pittsburgh allowing us to seamlessly transition from our current place on the dial to our new home at ESPN Radio 970. We expect the combination of national and local studio programming, and play-by-play events, to create a ‘Golden Triangle’ of great sports listening for the passionate Pittsburgh fans.”
ESPN Radio Weekday Schedule Effective Jan. 1, 2011
6-10 a.m. Mike & Mike in the Morning
10 a.m.-noon Tunch and Wolf
12-2 p.m. Jim Rome
2-4 p.m. Scott Van Pelt Show
4-7 p.m. Joe Bendel
Story Continued at fox970.com
New logo’s possibly. Hmmm not sure. Stay tuned.
Until then friends you can still find us on 970am as Fox Sports and here on the web site.
Listen to Tunch and Wolf’s “In the Locker Room” show on Fox Sports Radio 970AM Pittsburgh
Monday – Friday
11:00am to 1:00pm
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