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Pittsburgh Penguins TV and Radio Announcers

By / 9 July 2023 03:56 AM

Steve Mears (left) and Bob Errey ready to cast the Pens game at the Desert Diamond Arena
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Pittsburgh Penguins TV and radio announcers are Steve Mears, Bob Errey, Josh Getzoff, and Phil Bourque. 

The Penguins' games are broadcasted on both radio and television. They broadcast their games on At&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, which is a regional network.

 The fans outside the Penguins market cannot experience the network's coverage, but they can still stream the games via other streaming platforms like ESPN for a certain premium subscription.

On the other hand, radio broadcasting is exclusively carried by their very own Pittsburgh Penguins Radio Network with "WXDX-FM" being their regional flagship station since 2006. 

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Pittsburgh Penguins TV Announcers

Pittsburgh Penguins TV announcers are Steve Mears and Bob Errey. 

Steve Mears and Bob Errey in the casting booth
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Steve Mears 

Steve Mears has been the play-by-play broadcaster of the Penguins on AT&T SportsNet since the beginning of the 2017-18 season. 

Prior to that, Steve spent five seasons with the NHL network, which saw him serving as a host of NHL Live, NHL NOW, and also a play-by-play announcer for the World Junior Hockey Championship and NHL International. 

Before his stint at the NHL Network, Mears spent three years as a host on the Penguins Radio Network and PensTV including the final season at the Civic Arena. He also served as a radio play-by-play broadcaster for the New York Islanders from 2006 to 2009, his first-ever NHL job. 

A Western PA native, Mears grew up in Murrysville and graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2002, during which he broadcasted games for the Falcon hockey team for four years. 

Bob Errey

Bob Errey is the TV color commentator for the Pittsburgh Penguins broadcasts on AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh alongside Steve Mears. 

Previously, Errey worked as a color commentator for the Penguins radio broadcast, joined by Paul Steigerwald for four seasons. 

After retiring from the NHL in 1999, capping 994 games, and scoring 411 points during his 15-year career, Bob Errey is currently a TV color analyst for the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

Prior to his casting career, Bob was an NHL player. He was also the Penguins' first-round draft pick in 1983, where he played 11 seasons in Pittsburgh. Overall, Errey capped 895 games, registering 170 goals, 382 points, and 1,005 penalty in his professional hockey career. 

Pittsburgh Penguins Radio Announcers

Pittsburgh Penguins radio announcers are Josh Getzoff and Phil Bourque. While Josh handles the play-by-play role, Phil is a color analyst for the radio.

Phil Bourque

two-time Stanley Cup winner Phil lifting up the trophy
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Phil Bourque is a two-time Stanley Cup winner and is serving as a color commentator for the Penguins broadcast team for the last 19 years. 

Born on June 8, 1962, Bourque was signed by the Pens as a free agent in 1982, where went on to record 164 points including 75 goals and 89 assists in 344 regular season games between 1983 and 1992. 

Throughout his career, the gritty winger/ defenseman capped 477 games with the Penguins, New York Rangers, and Ottawa Senators, totaling 199 points (88G-111A).

Since his retirement from professional hockey in 2000, Bourque has co-hosted Penguins pre- and post-games shows on the Penguins Radio Network, predominantly with Mike Lange, and has also worked as a contributor for coverage of Penguins on AT&T SportsNet. 

Penguins Play By Play Announcer

The current Penguins play by play announcer for the radio is Josh Getzoff. He took on the role following the retirement of the legendary Mike Lange. 

Similarly, the play by play announcer for the TV broadcast is Steve Mears who succeeded Paul Steigerwald in the 2017-18 season. 

Josh Getzoff

Josh Getzoff appearing as a guest on Athletic Aesthetic podcast
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Josh Getzoff has been a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins Radio Network broadcast team for seven years, while he recently took the role of the full-time play-by-play announcer on the club's flagship station, 105.9 FM "The X".

Previously, Getzoff handled pre-and post-game show hosting duties in each of his first three seasons, and often filled in as the team's play-by-play voice as needed during regular seasons and playoffs.

Getzoof arrived at the Penguins following a successful stint at the WICD/WCCU-TV, the ABC/ FOX affiliate, where he worked as the station's Sports Director. During his stint in Illinois, Josh was also named the TV Sportscaster of the Year in 2015 and honored for his work by Illinois Broadcaster's Association. 

Pittsburgh Penguins Radio Network And Station

A poster for Pittsburgh Penguins Radio Network
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The Pittsburgh Penguins Radio Network and Station is a radio network operated by the team itself which provides broadcasts of all the team's games. 

As stated earlier, the play-by-play duties for the radio have been assumed by Josh Getzoff since the start of the 2021-22 season following the retirement of Hall of Fame announcer Mike Lange. 

The franchise's flagship station has been WXDX-FM also going by the name "105.9 The X". In October 2009, the team launched "Pittsburgh Penguins Radio" with WXDX-FM at 105.9HD2 and became the first exclusive HD station offered by an NHL team

"Pittsburgh Penguins Radio on 105.9 HD2" features unique Penguins content on a daily basis while also broadcasting all of their NHL games. While it can be accessed via an HD receiver, the station is also available on the Penguins' official website 

In addition to owning an exclusive radio station, the penguins also have access to 40 different stations covering 4 different states in the US. 

Some of the radio stations' call signs along with their respective frequency include:

Branding (Call Sign)Radio Frequency
105.9 The X (WXDX-FM)105.9 FM
Beaver Country's Hometown Station (WBVP)1230 AM
Beaver Country's Hometown Station (WMBA)1460 AM
Your Local Station, 590 AM 101.1 FM (WMBS)590 AM/ 101.1 FM
Cool 101.7 (WOWQ)101.7 FM
Kinzu Country (WNAE)104.3 FM
Butler's Hometown Station (WISR)680 AM
Your Money Station (WPSE)1450 AM/107.1 FM
Sunny 106.5 (WDSN)106.5 FM
U 92.5 (WQMU)92.5 FM

Pittsburgh Penguins Live Radio Online 

As stated above, Pittsburgh Penguins' flagship live radio "105.9 The X" can also be streamed online through the iHeart, their official website, and the Penguins Mobile app. 

It also features podcasts in which the listeners can enjoy the Penguins Live Weekly show as well as the GM/ Coach's Show with Ron Hextall and Brian Burke.

Pittsburgh Penguins TV Channel And Schedule

Pittsburgh Penguins announced their schedule for regular season
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Pittsburgh Penguins TV channel and schedule for the upcoming 2023-24 season will be streamed on AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, ABC, ESPN, TNT, TBS, Hulu, and NHL Network.

The preseason is about to commence, with Pittsburgh Penguins hosting their first game on September 24, 2023, against Columbus Blue Jackets at 1:00 pm ET.

The Penguins announced their 2023 preseason schedule on Friday and included in the slate is also a neutral-venue game against the Ottawa Senators played in Sidney Crosby's home province of Nova Scotia. 

Here is the full pre-season schedule of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the 2023-24 season.

  • Sun, Sep 24 - vs Columbus Blue Jackets (PPG Paints Arena); 1:00 pm ET
  • Mon, Sep 25 - at Columbus Blue Jackets (Nationwide Arena); 7:00 pm ET
  • Tue, Sep 26 - at Detroit Red Wings (Little Ceasars Arena); 7:00 pm ET
  • Thu, Sep 28 - vs Buffalo Sabres (PPG Paints Arena); 7:00 pm ET
  • Mon, Oct 2 - vs Ottawa Senators (
  • Wed, Oct 4 - vs Detroit Red Wings (PPG Paints Arena); 7:00 pm ET
  • Fri, Oct 6 - at Buffalo Sabres (Keyband Center); 7:00 pm ET

While the Penguins will open up the 2023-24 regular season with a matchup against the Chicago Blackhawks in their home arena on Tuesday, October 10 at 8:00 pm ET. The game will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN. 

The Penguins are set to start six of their first nine games of the season at PPG Paints Arena, concluding the initial month of the season with a season-long four-game homestand from Oct 24-30. 

Here is the schedule for the upcoming regular season games for the 2023-24 season.

  • Tue, Oct 10 - vs Chicago Blackhawks (PPG Paints Arena); 8:00 pm ET
  • Fri, Oct 13 - at Washinton Capitals (Capital One); 7:00 pm ET
  • Sat, Oct 14 - vs Calgary Flames (PPG Paints Arena); 7:00 pm ET
  • Wed, Oct 18 - at Detroit Red Wings ( Little Caesars Arena); 7:30 pm ET
  • Sat, Oct  21 - at St. Louis Blues (Enterprise Center); 8:00 pm ET
  • Tue, Oct 24 - vs Dallas Stars (PPG Paints Arena); 7:30 pm ET
  • Thu, Oct 26 - vs Colorado Avalanche (PPG Paints Arena); 7:00 pm ET
  • Sat, Oct 28 - vs Ottawa Senators (PPG Paints Arena); 7:00 pm ET
  • Mon, Oct 30 - vs Anaheim Ducks (PPG Paints Arena); 7:00 pm ET

Some FAQs

How to watch Penguins games online for free?

One cannot watch Penguins games (or any other NHL games) for free online. However, some of the cheaper alternatives you can consider are platforms like Sling and ESPN.

How to watch Pittsburgh Penguins without cable?

Pittsburgh Penguins can be streamed without cable on ESPN through Hulu Live TV for a subscription of $69.99 per month. 

What channel is the Pittsburgh Penguins game on today?

Pittsburgh Penguins will be broadcasted on their official channel AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh. Additionally, it will also be televised on ESPN, TNT, TBS, and NHL Network. 

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