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  • 00:33

    Pirates, MLB talk with Pittsburgh Sporting News beat reporter Zac Weiss

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    City of Champions contributor and Pittsburgh Sporting News Pirates beat reporter Zac Weiss joins host Matt Gajtka for the newest episode of CoC Radio. Matt asks Zac about some of his features this year, and what his first two months on duty have been like. What's his feel on this team's ultimate potential? Who are some of the more intriguing personalities on the Bucs? How has having press access affected his understanding of the franchise and its component parts? Matt wraps up the interview with some rapid-fire topics on sports and the world at large.

  • 00:40

    Daniel Scifo of Latrobe Bulletin talks Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates & Penguins

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    Daniel Scifo, assistant sports editor of the Latrobe (Pa.) Bulletin, joins City of Champions Radio for the first time to talk about all things Pittsburgh. Also a freelancer for the Associated Press and USA Hockey, Scifo breaks down the Steelers' recent draft and their current trajectory with host Matt Gajtka. Following that, the guys address the stagnant Pirates and what might be ailing them in particular. Penguins talk wraps up the show, particularly what they might be up to during the second summer of the Johnston-Rutherford regime.

  • 00:35

    Exploring what 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates season could bring with Matt Shetler

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    The Pittsburgh Pirates' 2015 season is underway, and there are plenty of topics ripe for discussion on City of Champions Radio. Host Matt Gajtka welcomes former colleague and astute Bucs observer Matt Shetler to the show to pick apart the roster and analyze the team's chances as it goes for three playoff appearances in a row. The guys take a look at what should be a potent lineup and identify its flash points, then they delve into the pitching staff, which has as much uncertainty as upside. Also, Matt and Matt give their thoughts on this week's Josh Harrison contract extension and wonder who might be the next player to put pen to paper.

  • 00:31

    Katherine Bone our first Guest! We talk writting and Pirates!

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    Welcome good ship mates as we have Katherine Bone on to talk writting and Pirates!

    I met Ms Bone durning a Twitter event durning Black Sails and knew I needed to have her on a Podcast!

    This will be so much fun!

  • 01:59

    The Catholic Geek: Pirates and Alternate history

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    Host Declan Finn (Honor at Stake) will be talking with Fred Heimbach on alternate history, including his latest book, The Devil's Dictum, where the United States of America was founded by pirates.

    Frederick Gero Heimbach's fiction has appeared at Every Day Fiction and Liberty Island. He was editor of the podcast Protecting Project Pulp throughout its run. He can be found on the internet as Fredösphere and in the real world as a resident of Ann Arbor, Michigan, along with his family. The Devil's Dictum is his first novel.


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    SHANE STILL,DAMIEN SHAVERS and JOSH MCLACHLAN break down the week that was, and week to come in PITTSBURGH SPORTS. WE talk PIRATES and give our predictions as they host the NATIONAL LEAGUE WILD CARD GAME TONIGHT versus the CHICAGO CUBS. WE also talk STEELERS, as they come off a 23-20 loss at home to the Ravens. WE will also talk WEEK4 in the NFL WORLD and OUR GUY IN THE CORNER(JEROMI SOUZER) GIVES YOU THE FANTASY ADVICE YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. If you like OPINIONATED and INFORMATIVE SPORTS TALK,TUNE IN!! CALL US (347)945-6946 with questions or comments, or sit back and get all the scoop on PITTSBURGH SPORTS!!

  • 00:39

    Three Rivers...One Show: Previewing Pittsburgh Penguins Season, Wrapping Pirates

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    The weekly edition of Three Rivers...One Show is of two minds. Not only will City of Champions co-editors Matt Gajtka, Larry Snyder and Zac Weiss close the book on the Pittsburgh Pirates' interesting season, they will also break down the upcoming Penguins campaign on the day of their opener. What can we expect from the Pens' new front office regime and coaching staff? What are the key on-ice factors for this team to get back to contending for championships? Also, the guys look into the Steelers and Pitt, both of whom have been unimpressive on the gridiron lately.

  • 00:39

    Burgh Brew Interview: Wrapping Up Pittsburgh Pirates Season With Matt Shetler

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    The latest episode of the Burgh Brew Interview series on City of Champions Radio features Matt Shetler of Pittsburgh Sporting News, as he and host Matt Gajtka put a bow on a complex season for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Was 2014 an unequivocal success for the Bucs, who returned to the postseason for the second straight year? How much disappointment remains after the wild-card letdown at PNC Park? What do the Pirates need to do to continue their resurgence next year? On an individual basis, which players will Pittsburgh be leaning on as the calendar page flips to 2015? What should general manager Neal Huntington's approach to free agency be? Matt and Matt address these questions and more on the Burgh Brew Interview.

  • 01:08

    Pittsburgh Steelers: Recapping the Raiders game & previewing the Browns

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a thrilling victory over the Oakland Raiders in Week 9 of the NFL regular season, but the win came at a cost with Ben Roethlisberger due to miss time after injuring his foot in the 4th quarter of that game. The Steelers now are preparing for the Cleveland Browns to come to Heinz Field in Week 10, and what better way to prepare than with Lance Williams and me and another episode of the BTSC podcast "The Standard is the Standard"?

    Take a look at the show's run down which goes live tonight at 9:00 p.m. EDT on our BlogTalkRadio page:

    - Recap the Raiders game
    - Issue with player celebrations, even if the play is still going on?
    - Ben Roethlisberger's status
    - Keys to victory against the Browns
    - Predictions
    - and much more!

    Be sure to tune in live, and feel free to call in and give your two cents about the black and gold. Simply dial (347) 850-8581 any time during the show to make your voice heard. If you miss the show live, you can check it out via podcast form on BTSC, our BlogTalkRadio page as well as on iTunes. Simply search "The Standard is the Standard" to access the entire BTSC podcast library and feed.

    Other BTSC Podcasts to check out:
    "SteelCast" - Hosted by Christopher Carter and Dani Bostick
    "Steelers Final Score" - BTSC's post-game call-in show

  • 01:04

    Pittsburgh Steelers: Steelers come off bye week and prepare for Seahawks

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    Get ready for the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 12 opponent, the Seattle Seahawks, by listening to the BTSC flagship podcast "The Standard is the Standard" tonight at 9 p.m. EDT on our BlogTalkRadio page. Join Christopher Carter, filling in for Lance Williams, and me as we break down the upcoming game. 

    Take a look at the rundown for the upcoming show:

    - Steelers post-bye week expectations
    - Breaks are starting to take place for Pittsburgh in final 6 games
    - Offensive Keys to success vs. Seattle
    - Defensive Keys to success vs. Seattle
    - Predictions for the Week 12 game
    - and much more!

    Be sure to listen to the show live on our BlogTalkRadio page, and be sure to call in to make the discussion a conversation by dialing (347) 850-8581 anytime during the show to make your voice heard. If you miss the show live, you can hear it in podcast form here on BTSC, as well as on our BlogTalkRadio page and on iTunes. Simply search "The Standard is the Standard" in your iTunes search engine to locate our entire BTSC archive feed.

  • 01:06

    Pittsburgh Steelers: Recapping the Bengals game and previewing the Raiders

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers are about to head into a very big game Sunday at Heinz Field against the Oakland Raiders. Be sure to get yourself ready for the big AFC matchup with the best Steelers podcast on the web. "The Standard is the Standard" is BTSC's flagship podcast and brings you the best information and analysis leading up to this week's opponent.

    Check out the run down of the show tonight:

    - Recapping the Bengals Loss
    - Burfict's hit dirty?
    - Steelers' reaction over the top?
    - Keys to victory over the Raiders
    - Winner in the driver seat?
    - Predictions
    - and much more!

    Be sure to call in to the show, which starts at 9 p.m. EDT on our BlogTalkRadio page, by calling (347) 850-8581 anytime during the show to make the conversation a discussion. If you miss the live show, be sure to check BTSC for the podcast form, as well as on iTunes and our BlogTalkRadio page