Pitt has reached a multi-year extension of its broadcast agreement with Philadelphia-based Entercom, the university announced on Monday.
The deal will continue to make Entercom’s all-sports Pittsburgh channel, 93.7 The Fan (KDKA-FM), Pitt’s radio flagship for football and men’s basketball broadcasts, as well as in-season weekly shows with head coaches Pat Narduzzi and Jeff Capel. The Fan has been Pitt’s flagship station since the fall of 2010. The station first became and all-sports network in January, 2010.
There will also be a new Panther Insider Show that will air weekly on 93.7 and The Heather Lyke Show, which will air weekly on sister station 1020 KDKA-AM.
“Entercom Pittsburgh has been an outstanding partner for Pitt Athletics and our new agreement reflects the exciting collaborations we will be launching this fall,” Lyke said in a press release. “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.”
Entercom also owns 100.7 Star (WBZZ-FM) and Y108 (WDSY-FM) in the Pittsburgh market, all of which were acquired as part of a merger with CBS Radio in 2017. It is the second-largest radio network in the country.
The length and terms of the contract extension were not released. The deal was facilitated through Pitt’s new partnership with JMI Sports, which replaced Learfield IMG College as the school’s media rights parter in March.