CBS Radio Pittsburgh announced today the lineup for the debut of the market’s first FM sports radio station signing on the morning of February 15 as SPORTSRADIO 93.7 The Fan. The station is expected to be local sports programming 24/7 and will be available on the air, online at www.937thefan.com and streamed to mobile devices including iPhone, iPod Touch and Blackberry.
Programming the station will be Terry Foxx who has served as PD for ESPN Radio in Bristol, CT. The weekday programming schedule will be as follows:
6-10 a.m. – Paul Alexander, Jon Burton and Jim Colony
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Vinnie Richichi & Ron Cook
2-6 p.m. – John Seibel & Joe Starkey
6-10 p.m. – Gregg Giannotti
Paul Alexander has been with FSN Pittsburgh since 2006 and has worked at KDKA-TV/KDKA-AM and WTAJ-TV in Altoona. Jon Burton worked at WTAE-TV until 2009 and is also an ameteur athlete and avid sports fan. Jim Colony will not only serve as morning co-host, but as sports anchor and reporter. He has worked at WTAE-TV and ESPN Radio 1250 (WEAE).
Midday co-host Vinnie Richichi worked at Seattle’s Newsradio 710 KIRO and “Q13 Fox Ten O’Clock News. His partner is Ron Cook who is also a columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Afternoon host John Seibel previously hosted the ESPN Radio show “Sports Nation” and has contributed to ESPNEWS and ESPN Radio. Joe Starkey is a former sportswriter for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and has also contributed to ESPN.com and ESPN Radio 1250.
Finally, Gregg Giannotti comes to Pittsburgh from WFAN in New York where he started as an intern and moved up to producer of the midday show with Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts.
As previously announced, KDKA-AM Sports Director Jeff Hathhorn will assume the same position for the FM and will provide updates and reports from the field alon with Kalena Bell and Jim Colony. Personalities for the remaining two time slots (10 p.m. – 2 a.m. and 2-6 a.m.) will be announced later. Many of the station’s personalities will be heard on the weekends in addition to their weekday positions.
The aforementioned website is will be in-depth where fans can access text, audio and video about their local sports teams and national storylines along with sports scores and schedules. It will also feature personality blogs, message boards and community groups.