The Steelers open up their 2016 preseason schedule on Friday, August 12 vs. the Detroit Lions at Heinz Field, with kickoff at 7 p.m.
The Steelers, and TV partner KDKA-TV, will provide coverage of the team’s four game preseason slate. Bob Pompeani and former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch will serve as play-by-play and color analyst, respectively, with Missi Matthews, Rich Walsh and Jeff Verszyla providing reports from the sideline during the team’s preseason games.
A special 30 minute pregame show will air on KDKA-TV prior to both the team’s August 26 game at the New Orleans Saints and September 1 game at the Carolina Panthers. The pregame show prior to the Saints contest will begin at 7:30 p.m., and the 30 minute pregame show starts at 7:00 p.m. prior to the Panthers game.
The Steelers’ preseason TV affiliate network has grown for 2016, with games now airing in the Columbus, Ohio, Erie, Pa., and Elmira, N.Y. markets, in addition to the team’s other existing preseason TV partners. For a complete list of preseason TV affiliates, click here.
The team’s radio partners WDVE-FM (102.5) and sister station WBGG-AM (970), will air all four preseason games. Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch Ilkin (color analyst) and Craig Wolfley (sideline) will once again form the broadcast team. Pregame coverage kicks off four hours prior to each preseason game, while postgame coverage concludes two hours after the end of the game.
For a complete list of Steelers radio affiliates, click here.
Fans can listen to the radio broadcast from their desktop computer anywhere in the world on Steelers.com. Those within the Steelers home market demographic, as determined by the NFL, can also listen to the games on the Steelers Official Mobile App.
There are now more ways than ever to make sure fans catch all the action of Steelers preseason football. The NFL’s Game Pass allows fans to watch and listen to all Steelers games, both domestically and abroad, online. This includes, for the first time, in Mexico. For more information on how to sign up for Game Pass, click here.