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Robert Morris, 970 AM ESPN Agree to Three-Year Contract

Monday, July 29, 2013
Pittsburgh -- Director of Athletics Craig Coleman has announced that Robert Morris University and 970 AM ESPN (WBGG) Pittsburgh have reached a three-year agreement to broadcast RMU football, men’s basketball and men’s ice hockey games beginning this fall and running through the 2015-16 athletic season. 

The agreement makes 970 AM ESPN the flagship station and broadcast home for all Colonials games in football and men’s basketball as well as for all home games in men’s hockey. 

The agreement also includes weekly coaches shows for the three programs, which will take place at various Buffalo Wild Wings as well as other locations in the Pittsburgh region and will feature head football coach Joe Walton, assistant head football coach John Banaszak, men’s basketball head coach Andrew Toole and men’s ice hockey head coach Derek Schooley. 

“We are absolutely delighted to be affiliated with one of the top sports radio stations in Pittsburgh,” Coleman said. “Thanks to 970 AM ESPN now being the new home of the Colonials, were are excited about expanding our brand recognition in the Pittsburgh market. We appreciate the recognition that we have evolved into a major player on the city’s sports landscape.”

Robert Morris football, men’s basketball and home men’s ice hockey games can be heard on 970 ESPN and on the station’s website,, as well as on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s all-in-one free digital radio platform.  

Pittsburgh Clear Channel, which owns 970 AM ESPN, currently carries the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers (WDVE-FM 102.5) and the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins (WXDX-FM 105.9 FM).

Robert Morris University, founded in 1921, is a private, four-year institution with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs. An estimated 22,000 alumni live and work in western Pennsylvania.