KDKA Radio, AHN Sports Medicine partner for High School Football Coverage

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The best high school football and basketball coverage in Western Pennsylvania is about to get even bigger.

KDKA Radio and Allegheny Health Network have finalized an integrated partnership that will grow the KDKA Radio high school sports platform to a new level.

“Allegheny Health Network is proud to support and be part of KDKA Radio’s outstanding coverage of local high school football. Over the past decade, AHN’s Sports Medicine team has grown into one of the region and country’s leading providers of care for high school athletes and athletic programs and we look forward to sharing our expertise with KDKA [Radio] and its listeners throughout the upcoming football season and beyond,” said Patrick DeMeo, MD, Chair of AHN’s Orthopedic Institute, and Medical Director of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The coverage, which spans seven days a week during the football and basketball seasons, includes live broadcasts, social media integration, digital promotion, post season awards and more.

Beginning on August 5th with the schedule reveal of the KDKA Radio Allegheny Health Network Sports Medicine High School Football Game of the Week, AHN and KDKA Radio will bring the very best of Western PA high school football to the community on a multitude of outlets.

“When our conversations with Allegheny Health Network began we were immediately excited by the level of integration in to the KDKA Radio high school sports platform they were interested in,” said Sr. Vice President & Market Manager Michael Spacciapolli of Audacy Pittsburgh.

“Over the past three years the KDKA Radio high school sports coverage has become multi-platform - on air, live at games, on social, digital and post season awards (Super 7) - with the intent of delivering integrated content that reaches people of all ages from kids to grandparents.”

As part of the expanding community presence around the KDKA Radio Allegheny Health Network Sports Medicine High School Football Game of the Week for the first time this season, The KDKA Radio Morning Show will broadcast live on Friday mornings from a location in the home team’s community.

KDKA Radio’s broadcast Friday evenings will bring the best of high school football on social media with Cale Berger’s live commentary of the action on social, and Dan Zangrilli continuing his play-by-play call live on air.

Saturday mornings will once again bring the award-winning KDKA Radio highlight mix videos on all social channels from Ben Tenuta.

“High school sports is at the core of what KDKA Radio means to the community and we remain honored to continue to tell the story of these incredible student athletes with AHN’s partnership,” Spacciapolli said.

August 26th will be the first KDKA Radio Allegheny Health Network Sports Medicine High School Football Game of the Week of the 2022 season.