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Game Day Broadcasts: Football

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The University of Pittsburgh and its multimedia rights holder IMG College provide the Panthers with comprehensive radio coverage throughout the football season. Led by 50,000-watt flagship station Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan (KDKA-FM) in Pittsburgh, Pitt football games are broadcast on the Pitt IMG Sports Network, a loyal network of stations that spans the Commonwealth.

Football radio coverage on the Pitt IMG Sports Network includes:

Radio: Beginning three (3) hours prior to kickoff, listen to the Panthers Pregame Show on 93.7 The Fan (first hour on 93.7 The Fan and the last two on the entire Pitt IMG Sports Network) or online on College Sports Live.

Radio: Join Pat Bostick and the "Voice of the Panthers" Bill Hillgrove as they take you through game action. Pitt football is broadcast on the Pitt IMG College Network. Game broadcasts will air over a loyal network of stations, including flagship 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh.
Online: College Sports Live will broadcast the game audio broadcasts. (free content)

Radio: Panther Reaction, a call-in show on 93.7 The Fan following postgame coverage.
Online: College Sports Live will broadcast the Coach Narduzzi Postgame Press Conference. (subscription content)

gameday football announcers

Known to Pitt fans nationwide as the "Voice of the Panthers," Bill Hillgrove will handle football play-by-play duties for the 41st consecutive year. His accurate and descriptive style truly paints the picture for Pitt fans listening to the network. Hillgrove has a long association with the Panthers and Pittsburgh sports scene. Prior to taking over as the play-by-play man for Pitt football, Hillgrove served as the Panthers' color analyst from 1970-73. He has also served as the play-by-play man for Pitt basketball broadcasts since 1969.

Hillgrove is a 1962 graduate of Duquesne and has also been the Pittsburgh Steelers' play-by-play announcer since 1995. Hillgrove was named the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Chris Schenkel Award for excellence in college football broadcasting.

Joining Hillgrove in the booth for his fourth year as color analyst will be former Pitt quarterback Pat Bostick. A three-year letterman (2007-08, 2010), Bostick was under center for such memorable Pitt victories as the 13-9 upset of West Virginia in 2007 and 36-33 quadruple-overtime win at Notre Dame in 2008.

Bostick makes a tremendous impression on listeners with his keen insight and analysis. In addition to Pitt game days, he will continue to be a frequently heard voice talking college football on 93.7 The Fan's various shows.

A 2010 honors graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Bostick earned his bachelor's degree in just three years before beginning work on his master's degree in Pitt's School of Education. He also serves as the assistant director of development for the Panther Club, the athletic department's official fundraising office.

Pitt pregame coverage and in-game sideline reports will be provided by Larry Richert, one of Pittsburgh's most recognized voices and faces. Host of the venerable KDKA Morning News Show (1020 AM) since 2001, Richert's broadcasting career spans nearly 35 years in both radio and television.

Richert is highly active in community endeavors, emceeing more than 100 benefits annually around the region. He is the Heinz Field public address announcer for Pittsburgh Steelers home games and narrates the Steelers' annual highlight films.

Last fall marked Richert's return to college football. During the latter 1980s, he produced Pitt football radio broadcasts for four seasons. Born in Millvale and raised in McCandless Township, Richert graduated from North Allegheny High School and Clarion University.

The 2014 season marks the fifth for Pitt's partnership with CBS Radio Pittsburgh and its flagship, Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan. Beyond game broadcasts, the station airs a wide array of weekly programming focusing on the Panthers' sports scene throughout the year.

Football Broadcast Partners
93.7 FM The Fan IMG