IHEARTMEDIA PITTSBURGH EXTENDS BROADCAST AGREEMENT WITH THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS
WDVE and WBGG to Continue As Official Radio Broadcast Home of The Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh, Pa. – April 16, 2019 – iHeartMedia Pittsburgh announced today an extension of its broadcast agreement with the Pittsburgh Steelers, effective through the 2023 NFL season.
The new agreement includes The Steelers Radio Network originating from WDVE-102.5 FM and WBGG- 970 AM & 106.3 FM, with additional promotional support across all six iHeartMedia Pittsburgh stations and websites. The partnership also includes Steelers Nation Radio (SNR), broadcasting 24 hours of Steelers programming on WDVE 102.5 HD-2, iHeartRadio, Steelers.com and the Steelers Official Mobile App. Steelers play-by-play coverage will air on WDVE and WBGG, where games have been broadcast from since the 1999 season.
The broadcast agreement includes the debut of several new Steelers programs, including the “The Point After”, a weekly wrap up program featuring the Steelers radio broadcast team, as well as “The Steelers Preview Show” on Thursday nights. Both programs will be simulcast on WDVE-102.5 and SNR.
The agreement outlines a schedule of year-round Steelers audio programming, which includes over 1,000 hours of live and original Steelers ancillary programming during the regular season alone.
"iHeartMedia Pittsburgh and the Steelers have a longstanding partnership," said Tim McAleer, Market President, iHeartMedia Pittsburgh. "We are thrilled to continue to bring millions of sports fans throughout Pittsburgh Steelers broadcasts and programming for years to come."
“We are excited to announce our continuing partnership with iHeartMedia Pittsburgh that will serve our fans through the 2023 season,” said Ryan Huzjak, Steelers Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Through our partnership, we continue to develop new programming for Steelers Nation which can be found on iHeartMedia Pittsburgh and Steelers digital platforms. We are excited that our fans will be able to continue listening to the programs they love and also enjoy new programs which will provide most extensive coverage of the team in 2019 and beyond.”
iHeartMedia is a leading media outlet in the Pittsburgh market with multiple platforms including its broadcast stations; podcasts; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with more than 2 billion app downloads and 125 million registered users.
About iHeartMedia Pittsburgh:
iHeartMedia Pittsburgh owns and operates WBGG-AM, WDVE-FM, WKST-FM, WPGB-FM, WWSW-FM, WXDX-FM and is part of iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms including 850 live broadcast stations; streaming music, radio and on demand via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices including smart speakers, digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables, smartphones, virtual assistants, TVs and gaming consoles; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher globally. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics and attribution technology for its marketing partners, using data from its massive consumer base. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRTQ). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
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