SIRIUS Satellite Radio
SIRIUS will cover the majority of men's basketball games throughout the 2006-07 season. Please visit this page for a listing of games and channels. Coverage will begin approximately 30 minutes before tipoff.
Pitt vs. West Virginia - Feb. 27 - Channel 121
Pitt at Marquette - Mar. 3 - Channel TBA
Pitt at Big East Tournament - Mar. 7-10 - Channel TBA
Men's Basketball Game Day Coverage
-Fox Sports 970, 94.5 3WS and Panthers All-Access
- Geico Pregame Show - 30 Minutes Before Tipoff - Join the longest tenrured college basketball broadcast team in the country, Dick Groat and the "Voice of the Panthers", Bill Hillgrove, as they prepare you for tipoff.
- Game Braodcast - Listen to Groat and Hillgrove as they call the game, offering insight and commentary throughout the broadcast.
- Baierl Automotive Postgame Show - Groat and Hillgrove will recap the game and talk with Coach Dixon to get his take.
- Call-in Show - Groat and Hillgrove hand the reins over to Greg Linelli as he fields calls and offers insight on the game.
Broadcast Team: Dick Groat, Bill Hillgrove, Rob King.
Women's Basketball Game Day Coverage
- Fox Sports 970 and Panthers All-Access
- Geico Pregame Show - 10 Minutes Before Tipoff - Join Greg Linelli and Jen Tuscano as they prepare you for tipoff.
- Game Broadcast - Listen to Linelli and Tuscano as they take you, play-by-play, through the action on the court.
- Baierl Automotive Postgame Show - Linelli and Tuscano will recap the game and talk with Coach Berenato for her thoughts on the outcome.
Broadcast Team: Greg Linneli, Jen Tuscano, Mike Clark.
Football Game Day Coverage
- FM Newstalk 104.7, Fox Sports 970 AM and 94.5 3WS.
- Two Hours Before Kickoff - "First and Long" - The 30-minute show features Pitt Athletic Director, Jeff Long, with host Rob King.
- 90 Minutes Before Kickoff - Geico Panthers Pregame Show - Join Joe Bendel, Bill Fralic and the "Voice of the Panthers", Bill Hillgrove, as they lead you up to kickoff with analysis and insight.
- Game Broadcast - Fralic and Hillgrove take you through game action while Penny Semaia provides sideline reports.
- Baierl Automotive Postgame Show - Join Fralic, Hillgrove and Semaia as they recap the game and have postgame interviews with players and coaches.
- "Panthers Hotline" - Pitt fans have the chance to play armchair quarterback in the hour-long postgame call-in show. (only on Fox Sports 970 AM)
Panthers ON Demand
Comcast on Demand will now feature your Pittsburgh Panthers. If you have Comcast On Demand just follow the below steps to enjoy Pitt Athletics, produced exclusively by PantherVision, any time from the comforts of your own home.
- Go to On Demand
- Go to Your Town
- Click on Local Sports
- Choose Pitt Athletics
Pitt Football Enjoys Comprehensive Radio Coverage in 2006
The University of Pittsburgh and its multimedia rights holder, ISP Sports, will provide the Panthers with thoroughly comprehensive radio coverage this season.
Pitt football is broadcast on the Pittsburgh ISP Sports Network, presented by First Commonwealth Bank. Game broadcasts will air over a loyal network of stations, including flagships FM NewsTalk 104.7 (WPGB-FM) and Fox Sports Radio 970 (WBGG-AM) in Pittsburgh.
For the 33rd consecutive year, Bill Hillgrove will serve as the "Voice of the Panthers." Bill Fralic, who starred at Pitt from 1981-84 and ranks as one of college football's greatest offensive linemen, enters his third year as color analyst. They will be joined by former Pitt offensive lineman Penny Semaia, a four-year letterman from 2000-03, who will provide sideline reports.
Football game broadcasts include:
Two-hour pregame programming beginning with "First and Long," a 30-minute show featuring Pitt athletic director Jeff Long and host Rob King. Pregame analysis then continues with the 90-minute Geico Panthers Pregame Show. Joe Bendel joins Hillgrove, Fralic and King in the discussion.
The hour-long Baierl Automotive Postgame Show hosted by Bill Hillgrove and Bill Fralic. Postgame coverage includes highlight recaps and live interviews with coaches and players.
"Panther Hotline," an hour-long call-in show following postgame coverage that provides Pitt fans the opportunity to weigh in on the day's action.
Additionally, the weekly "Dave Wannstedt Show" will air live on Fox Sports Radio 970 from the Pittsburgh Steak Company (1924 East Carson Street) Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Coach Wannstedt previews the upcoming game and takes questions from callers listening on many of the same Pittsburgh ISP Sports Network affiliates that carry Pitt game broadcasts.
The Pittsburgh ISP Sports Network includes 22 stations throughout the region. Broadcasts are also available via SIRIUS Satellite Radio and Pitt's official Web site, www.PittsburghPanthers.com.
Pittsburgh ISP Sports Network Football Affiliates:
WBFD - Bedford (1310 AM)
WESB - Bradford (1490 AM)
WBUT - Butler (1050 AM)
WISR - Butler (680 AM)
WLSW - Connellsville (103.9 FM)
WCED - DuBois (1420 AM)*
WFNN - Erie (1330 AM)
WOYK - Harrisburg-York (1350 AM)
WPDC - Harrisburg-York (1600 AM)
WCCS - Indiana (1160 AM)*
WCRO - Johnstown (1230 AM)*
WQTW - Latrobe (1570 AM)
WKQW - Oil City (96.3 FM)
WKQW - Oil City (1120 AM)*
WBGG - Pittsburgh (970 AM)*
WPGB - Pittsburgh (104.7 FM)
WPXZ - Punxsutawney (104.1 FM)*
WDDH - St. Mary's (97.5 FM)*
WTTC - Towanda (1550 AM)
WTZN - Troy (1310 AM)
WMBS - Uniontown (590 AM)*
WEIR - Weirton, WV (1430 AM)*
* indicates affiliates also will carry the Dave Wannstedt Show at 7:30PM on Wednesdays during football season.
Jamie Dixon Radio Show
The Jamie Dixon Radio Show, presented by The Hartford, will broadcast live on Fox Sports 970 (WBGG-AM) and other affiliates of the Pittsburgh ISP Sports Network on Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm ET during basketball season, starting January 11, 2007.
The Jamie Dixon Show will originate from Lot 17 in Bloomfield on the following dates:
January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 5, 12
There are 10 regular-season shows, with possible additionaal shows to be announced at a later date. Please note that the last two shows are on Mondays, the week of the Big east Tournament and the NCAA Tournament first and second rounds.
Coach Dixon will appear live with host Bill Hillgrove, the "Voice of the Panthers".
Pitt FM Radio Flagship To Move To WWSW In November
The University of Pittsburgh and Clear Channel Communications announced today that Pitt will move its FM flagship station to 3WS (WWSW, 94.5 FM) beginning in November with the start of men's basketball season.
The Panthers are currently heard on flagships FM NewsTalk 104.7 (WPGB-FM) and Fox Sports Radio 970 (WBGG-AM). Pitt will maintain its AM flagship on WBGG after the move to 3WS, a 50,000-watt station.
To acquaint listeners, Pitt's final three regular-season football games (Nov. 11, Connecticut; Nov. 16, West Virginia; and Nov. 25, Louisville) will be simulcast on 3WS, 104.7 FM and 970 AM in addition to the Pittsburgh ISP Sports Network.
The first men's basketball broadcast will be on Nov. 12 (against Western Michigan, at West Point, N.Y.).
The Panthers' move was prompted by the Pittsburgh Penguins' change in flagships from 3WS to WXDX-FM (105.9). Additionally, the Penguins' move also opens up more time slots on Fox Sports Radio 970, ensuring that each of the Panthers' women's basketball games will be aired live.
"We have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with Clear Channel the last two years and our move to 3WS is yet another example of our productive partnership," said Pitt athletic director Jeff Long. "With its abundance of local programming, we will benefit from increased promotional opportunities. Additionally, we are excited that each Pitt women's basketball game will enjoy live radio coverage this year."
"I applaud Pitt for approaching us when they saw an opportunity to move to 3WS," Clear Channel Regional Vice President John Rohm said. "The University of Pittsburgh and Clear Channel are excited to offer Panther fans the benefits of airing total game day coverage on a station with the heritage of 3WS. As a Pitt fan, I'm looking forward to exceptional seasons for the Panthers in both football and basketball, and to extending and strengthening our relationship with the University of Pittsburgh."