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Key Players 

A guide to City Paper’s sports-broadcasters bracket

South Side Region

1. Mike Lange: Pittsburgh Penguins radio play-by play. Legendary broadcaster who was in a Jean-Claude Van Damme flick.

2. Andrew Stockey: WTAE’s four-tool superstar: Sports anchor, news anchor, sports director and reporter. 

3. Greg Brown: Pirates play-by-play guy with a great voice and even greater calls.

4. Bob Pompeani: KDKA sports director for nearly 35 years. Delivers every time he’s on air.

5. Andrew Fillipponi: Cohost of The Fan’s 10 a.m.-2 p.m. show. Once made Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Simeon Rice so mad during an interview that Rice signed off by telling the host to “suck a dick.”

6. Guy Junker: WTAE weekend sports anchor and reporter. A solid anchor and reporter since the mid-1980s. 

7. Robby Incmikoski: Pirates sideline reporter for Root Sports. Affable and knowledgeable.

8. Ron Cook: Fillipponi’s co-host on The Fan. Plays to the “get-off-my-lawn” demo.

North Side Region

1. Bill Hillgrove: The dean of Pittsburgh broadcasters. At 76, still calling Steelers and Pitt football and hoops at a high level.

2. Mark Madden: WXDX afternoon host. “Super Genius,” hockey expert, once fired by ESPN for a Teddy Kennedy joke.

3. Stan Savran: Daily radio show on 970 AM and covers the Bucs/Pens for Root Sports; an institution. 

4. Rob King: Main sports anchor for Root Sports. Underrated as an anchor and overlooked as a play-by-play guy.

5. Jim Colony: Solid sports reporter. Used to be Madden’s sidekick on 1250 AM. Has come into his own as Fan Morning Show cohost. 

6. Alby Oxenreiter: Used to be “Ox on Fox,” now the sports director at WPXI, following John Fedko.

7. Mike Wysocki: *Sponsor’s Exemption. Standup comic, City Paper columnist and TribLive Radio host brings a different voice to the conversation.

8. Josh Miller: Former Steelers punter, now cohost of Fan Morning Show. Powered through early years with a great voice and charisma to become a solid talent.


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