As if the radio situation in Pittsburgh wasn’t already bad boring enough, it just got a little bit worse. On February 15, 2010, B94 (93.7 FM) will become a sports network called “SportsRadio 93.7 The Fan”. This is Pittsburgh and we have the most loyal and hardcore fans in American sports, but shouldn’t FM be for music and AM for talk radio?! Besides, The X 105.9 FM already has sports talk during rush hour (and Pens games).
B94 was on the Pittsburgh airwaves since 1981. They left in 2004 to make way for a classic rock station, K-Rock. In 2007, the top-40’s station returned again, only to move out once more this upcoming February. They’re not exactly moving out of Pittsburgh, just away from their usual frequency on the dial. B94 will be combining with Star 107. Yes, Bubba will be going with them.
This change comes not even 6 months after the demise of Pittsburgh’s hip-hop station, WAMO 106.7 FM. At least you can still hear Kiss FM on 96.1 FM. Pittsburgh radio isn’t much more than a commercial filled absence of variety. Maybe we should just stick to iPods, Pandora, or satellite radio!