With the Pirates 2021 season set to get underway today, the Club announced the complete television and radio broadcast schedule for the entire 2021 regular season. This season, AT&T SportsNet announced the Pirates television partner will, for the first time ever, produce and distribute all scheduled 162 games starting with today’s Opening Day in Chicago vs the Cubs at 2:20 p.m.
This year AT&T SportsNet will offer an additional channel for fans to watch when both Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins game times coincide, the Pirates rightsholder will televise both games live in the region. The network is committed to making all games available, carrying one on the primary channel and the other live game on Pittsburgh2 channel (Pit2). Each telecast will include live pre- and post-game programming.
Beyond the game telecasts, AT&T SportsNet will provide fans with additional Pirates coverage all season long including LIVE pre-game and post-game shows for all telecasts, weekly episodes of Inside Pirates Baseball and other exclusive Pirates-related programming.
All Pirates regular season games will continue to be available on radio through the Pirates partnership with Audacy Pittsburgh (formerly Entercom). The Pirates flagship radio station, 93.7 The Fan (KDKA-FM), will exclusively broadcast 146 games with the other 16 weekday afternoon games airing on KDKA News Radio 100.1 FM and 1020 KDKA-AM. Audacy will also simulcast 10 games, including today’s Opening Day game and the Pirates Home Opener on April 8, across all three frequencies, 93.7 FM, 100.1 FM and 1020 AM.
In addition, fans throughout the region may listen to Pirates baseball on the Pirates Radio Network. A complete list of Pirates Radio Network affiliates can be found here.
Greg Brown, Joe Block, Bob Walk and John Wehner will return to call the action throughout the 2021 season. The crew will be joined this year by several Pirates alumni serving as analysts and bringing their unique perspectives to each game. The list of alumni includes former Pirates closer Matt Capps; former Pirates catcher and current AT&T SportsNet analyst Michael McKenry; and former Pirates first baseman Kevin Young. Brown and Block will handle the play-by-play duties, Walk and Wehner will serve as the primary analysts, with Capps, McKenry and Young joining the broadcasts on a rotational basis.