Here is a preview of Sunday’s AFC Divisonal Playoff match-up between the San Diego Chargers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, through the work of the local media covering each team;
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Southern California is our next stop as we look at the local media covering their NFL teams. Time to examine the group following the San Diego Chargers…
Newspaper- The San Diego Union Tribune is the paper of record in the city. The broadsheet’s online sports section includes a page dedicated to the Bolts. beat writers Kevin Acee and Chris Jenkins also contribute to the paper’s Chargersblog. Columnists Tim Sullivan and Jerry Magee also chime in on the Chargers from time to time.
Sports Radio- KIOZ Radio serves as the flagship in the Chargers Radio Network. Josh Levin delivers play-by-play with Hank Bauer offering commentary. Sports radio XEPRS gives Charges fans a place to talk about the team.
Television- The television outlets covering the team include KFMB, KGTV, KNSD, KSWB
Blogs- Among the independent blogs following the team are Bolt Talk, Chargers Confidential, Bolt Hype, and Chargers Gab.
Let’s take a look at the local media contingent that spend their time covering the Pittsburgh Steelers…
Newspaper- The City of Pittsburgh are served by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
The Post Gazette has a very detailed online sports section with a page dedicated to the Steelers. Online Sports Editor Dan Gigler is the author of the Blog N’ Gold Steelers blog.
The Tribune Review also presents a respectable sports section. They also have a dedicated section for the club. Beat writer Scott Brown also maintains the paper’s Steelers’ blog.
Sports Radio- WDVE and WBGG serve as the flagship for the Steelers’ Radio Network. Bill Hillgrove serves on play-by-play while Tunch Ilkin provides analysis. WBGG and WEAE serve as the sports radio talkers in town.
Television- Follow the Steelers on television at KDKA, WPGH, WPXI, and WTAE.
Blogs- Among the blogs covering the Steelers include Behind the Steel Curtain, Steelers Locker, Steelers Gab, and the Steelers Tradition.