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SBD/Issue 85/Sports Media
Published January 15, 2010
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AIR WAVES: In Pittsburgh, Bob Smizik reports a new sports-talk radio station in the city is “in the advanced planning stages and could be on the air as early as next month.” The CBS Radio Group is “planning to launch the station on the FM dial,” either on WBZW or WZPT. Pittsburgh’s two current sports-talk stations – ESPN Radio 1250 and Fox Sports Radio 970 – both are on the AM dial. It is unknown “how much local programming will be carried by the new station,” but a source indicated that it “will be considerable, and in that respect comparable to 1250 ESPN” (POST-GAZETTE.com, 1/15).
BROTHERLY LOVE: HBO Sports has begun production on “Broad Street Bullies,” a documentary about the ’74 and ’75 Stanley Cup-champion Flyers teams. The documentary is set to debut during the Stanley Cup Playoffs in May (HBO Sports).