Pirates and Audacy announce extension to radio broadcast agreement

Audacy and the Pirates to Continue the Legacy of Pirates Radio Programming

May 8th, 2024

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Audacy Pittsburgh announced today the two parties have agreed to a radio broadcast contract extension that will ensure 93.7 The Fan (KDKA-FM) will continue as the Pirates flagship radio station through the 2027 season.

Audacy Pittsburgh will also continue to leverage the Pirates brand and game programming on its sister station KDKA News Radio (KDKA-AM) which is simulcast on 100.1 FM and 1020 AM, including the airing of all Pirates weekday afternoon games.

“In Pittsburgh, there aren’t many traditions more engrained in our community than the Pirates on The Fan and KDKA,” said Michael Spacciapolli, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Pittsburgh. “We are honored to continue to tell the story of this team for many many years to come as they chase another World Series title for our city.”

“Our relationship with KDKA is like no other in sports,” said Travis Williams, Pittsburgh Pirates President. “Starting with the first baseball game to ever be broadcast, KDKA and the Pirates have been synonymous with each other. We are thrilled that the tradition will continue and be expanded upon across the cluster of Audacy Pittsburgh stations.”