The radio booth is set for Pitt football with longtime play-by-play announcer, Bill Hillgrove, returning for his 45th season. Hillgrove will be joined by former Panther quarterback Pat Bostick who rejoins the booth in a full-time role after serving as Pitt’s color analyst from 2011-2015.
“There is tremendous anticipation for the 2018 football season and we are proud to have an outstanding radio team calling the action,” media relations director E.J. Borghetti said in a press release. “I say this on an annual basis, but I believe we have the best radio crew in college football. Their knowledge, passion and professionalism are simply exceptional.”
Bostick returns to the analyst role he once held, and a position most recently filled by former Pitt wide receiver, Billy Osborn. Last season, Bostick filled in on a part-time basis when Osborn was unavailable. Osborn decided to step away from the radio booth following the 2017 season to focus on other ventures including player safety.
“He was recently named a senior vice president for Defend Your Head, a helmet technology company that is doing important work. On the family front, Billy’s boys are playing football every weekend and those are moments you just don’t want to miss,” said Borghetti when speaking about Osborn. Borghetti also stated they parted ways with Osborn on good terms, and the former Panther “has a standing invite to the booth anytime he’s in town.”
In addition to calling football games for the Panthers, iconic Pittsburgh radio announcer Bill Hillgrove has also been in the booth for the school’s basketball games since 1969 and will begin his 25th season as radio voice of the Steelers this September.
The Panthers first game of the upcoming football season will take place on September 1st against Albany. 93.7 The Fan will again serve as the flagship station for Pitt football.