Entercom and University of Pittsburgh Athletics have signed a new multi-year broadcast extension. As part of the agreement, 93.7 The Fan (KDKA-FM) will continue to serve as the flagship station for Pitt football and men’s basketball. Sister stations News Radio 1020 KDKA (KDKA-AM), 100.7 Star (WBZZ-FM), and Y108 (WDSY-FM) will provide coverage and promotional support.
“With Heather Lyke’s [Director of Athletics, University of Pittsburgh] vision, the future of the Pitt Athletic Department is extremely exciting and we are thrilled to be able to bring every moment of it to alumni and fans,” said Michael Spacciapolli, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Pittsburgh. “Through the growth of our partnership, Panther fans will get coverage and insight year-round that they have never had before.”
“Entercom Pittsburgh has been an outstanding partner for Pitt Athletics and our new agreement reflects the exciting collaborations we will be launching this fall,” said Lyke. “In addition to football and basketball game broadcasts, we are especially enthusiastic about new supplementary programing that will put a spotlight on the entire Pitt sports scene. The Panthers will receive unprecedented coverage on 93.7 The Fan as well as on Entercom’s three additional Pittsburgh stations. This partnership is a huge win for Pitt fans who will enjoy comprehensive coverage 12 months a year.”
In addition to game broadcasts, the new agreement includes two new Pitt-centric shows beginning this fall: The Panther Insider Show, a weekly program that will air on 93.7 The Fan, and The Heather Lyke Show, a weekly show on News Radio 1020 KDKA featuring the school’s Director of Athletics.