WBGG 970 AM – ESPN 106.3 FM is a Class B sports radio station situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The broadcast area of its programming is the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. It is the official broadcaster of the USA. This station supports some of the biggest events in sports, like the NBA Finals, World Series, College Football Playoff NCAA Basketball Tournament, The Masters and The British Open.
The name of its brand is “ESPN Pittsburgh.” The programs run at 970 kHz and consume 5,000 watts of power day and night. The station used previous frequencies are 1500 kHz (1931-1941) and 1490 kHz (1941-1949). The channel also broadcasts online streaming. It provides a “Sports talk” format.
iHeart Media, Inc. (AMFM Radio Licenses, LLC) owns this station. Firstly it went in the air on July 7, 19931, known as WWSW in 1500. WDVE, WKST-FM, WPGB, WWSW-FM, and WXDX-FM are its sister stations. It has affiliations for ESPN Radio, Pittsburgh Steelers Radio Network, and Robert Morris Colonials. People can hear its transmission on its translator station 106.3 W292DH and 104.7 HD2. The studios of WBGG are located in Green Tree. The transmitter of the station is set in Ross Township, Pennsylvania.
History of ESPN Pittsburgh:
In the beginning, the channel aired at 1500, later 1490, and then moved to 970 in November 1949. For many years, this station remained as WWSW with MOR music format that aimed at older adults.
On August 28, 2000, the call signs changed into WBGG. Firstly it was known as “970 The Burgh,” but now it is known as “970 ESPN”. It had the affiliation of ESPN Radio. On January 1, 2011, it became an affiliate of the ESPN Radio Network. On September 9, 2015, WBGG Pittsburgh launched an FM translator station, W292DH, located at 106.3 based in Uniontown.
Steelers Tunch Ilkin and Craig Wolfley broadcast local programming of the station. The station also broadcasts the weekly football coach’s show with head coach Bernard Clark Jr. every Thursday night during college football season. It on airs men’s basketball coach’s show with Andrew Toole every Wednesday and men’s hockey coach’s show with Derek Schooley every Tuesday night. The channel broadcasts a weekly Monday night show called Along the Boards with Jason Mackey and Phil Bourque.
The main programs of the channel are Savran On Sports, The David Todd Show, Tee It Up, Steelers Nation Radio, Freddie & Fitz, and Izzy & Spain.
Adam Crowley, Savran, Russillo, Kanell, and David Todd are the main hosts of the station.
Physical Address: 433 E. Las Colina Blvd #1130 Irving, TX 75039
Contact using Phone number: 412-937-1441
Fax number: 412-937-0323
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