Sunday Afternoon Steelers Games To Be Broadcast Nationally On ESPN Radio Starting In 2013

If you happen to live or travel outside of the Pittsburgh Steelers local broadcasting market on gamedays and you don\’t have NFL Sunday Ticket or Sirius NFL Radio subscriptions, you will still be able to hear the games nationally on ESPN Radio starting in 2013.

In a Tuesday media release, ESPN announced that he Steelers are one of five NFL teams that have reached a national syndication rights agreement with ESPN Radio, which will carry Sunday afternoon game broadcasts. The teams, however, will continue to broadcast in their home markets through their official local stations.

“Adding the NFL to ESPN Radio’s play-by-play mix, which already includes MLB, NBA, BCS, and the new college football championship starting in 2015, strengthens an already unparalleled and valuable lineup to advertisers, our affiliates and sports fans,” said Traug Keller, ESPN senior vice president, production business divisions.  “We are excited to enter the NFL game business.”

According to the press release, ESPN NFL analysts Herm Edwards, Bill Polian and Damien Woody will each work several of ESPN Radio’s 2013 national broadcasts.

The New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants and the New York Jets are the other four teams that agreed to national syndication with ESPN Radio.

  • joed32

    Nice, now I can turn off the sound on the TV and listen to the radio when I don’t like the broadcasting team.

  • emac2

    No Tunch and Hilgrove? No thanks

  • hergieburbur

    The announcers don’t exactly excite me, but when you are stuck almost 3,000 miles away and refuse to buy into the DirecTV monopoly, beggars can’t be choosers.

  • SteelersDepot

    Mute the radio while you listen.

  • emac2

    LIsten to the game on ESPN radio but mute it so I can listen to it at

    I’ll have to be sold on that one or given a sense of humor.

  • Josh

    I started listening to the SAP Spanish feed this year so I didn’t have to have the typical crew. Yay, liberal arts degree. I wonder how well ESPN will synch. Tunch and crew are often minutes behind the TV feed.

  • Ahmad

    Awesome! Now when Phil Simms and starts doing his infamous butt kissing of the other team, I can hit mute and listen to the radio. Now if only we could do something about Cris Collingsworth on SNF.

  • Steve

    Listening to Wolfley, Tunch and Hilgrove is worth the minute wait. They give us a lot of insight.

  • Chris92021

    Speaks volumes about the popularity of the Steelers. What I don’t get is how the Jets and Dolphins got on this list. If anything, the Steelers, Packers, Bears, Patriots, Giants, 49ers, Raiders, and Cowboys are the only ones who should have been considered for the national radio broadcast.

  • joed32

    We can’t get the Steeler radio broadcast here on the west coast unless we pay for the NFL radio package.

  • emac2

    The radio package is $30 a year and I can honestly say it’s worth it. I’m also on the west coast and I don’t pay for ESPN, Netflix, Hulu or even cable TV but they just completely change everything about the game.