Starkey & Mueller

Starkey & Mueller

What do you get when you combine a longtime local sports writer (Joe Starkey) with a brash young talk-show host (Chris Mueller)? You get Starkey and Mueller. Listen weekdays 2p-6p on 93.7 the Fan.
  • Thursday, May 26th
  • Mayor Bill Peduto

    Mayor of Pittsburgh Bill Peduto joins the guys to give his thoughts on the Penguins and Lightning and makes his pick for game 7.
  • Wednesday, May 25th
  • The Quiz Show

    It's a dramatic quiz show as it all comes down to the final question.
  • Former Dodgers GM Ned Colletti

    Ned Colletti joins the show and talks about what it was like trying to trade with Neal Huntington, drafting Clayton Kershaw and what it's like working so closely to Vin Scully.
  • Will The Diamondbacks Retaliate?

    Tony La Russa says they will after Caminero hit two players in the head.  The guys talk about what they think is acceptable for the Diamondbacks in this situation.
  • Saucier's Dossier

    Joe gives us some inside information on who Andy Saucier is and why he just saved the Pens season.
  • Pens Historian Bob Grove

    Bob Grove tells us about some disturbing game 7 trends for the Pens and why he's still picking them to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.
  • Show Open

    The guys react to the Pens extending their series to 7 games and what they think of Mike Sullivan making all the right moves.
  • Tuesday, May 24th
  • Pirates Broadcaster Greg Brown

    Greg Brown joins the guys for his weekly spot. They discuss the rules at the plate, the future of the current strike zone and the speed of the game.
  • The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Jonathan Bombulie

    Jonathan Bombulie of the Trip previews game six of the Eastern Conference Finals, goes through what the Penguins need to do to stay alive and gives his prediction.
  • NHL Network's Tony Luftman

    Tony Luftman of NHL Network joins the guys to talk about the entire conference finals and tonight's huge game six.
  • The Football Fix

    The guys go over some big stories in the NFL right now, including a lot on the league's concussion issue.
  • Opening Segment

    Chris and Joe open the show talking about Joe's golf lessons, and the big goalie debate that headlines tonight's game 6 between the Penguins and Lightning.
  • Monday, May 23rd
  • Initial Thoughts on Game 5

    Chris and Joe tlak about some of Tampa Bay's nice goals along with what hurt Pittsburgh in their game 5 loss.
  • Friday, May 20th
  • Trib Pens Beat Writer Jonathan Bombulie

    Jonathan Bombulie talks about how awesome it is to see Shawn Michaels embrace the Penguins by coming to game 5.  Bombulie also tells us what the Pens need to be ready for from the desperate Lightning in game 4.
  • Pirates MVP And LVP At The Quarter Pole

    A quarter of the way through the season, the guys talk about who their MVP and LVP's are right now.
  • Trib Sports Columnist Rob Rossi

    Rob Rossi preview Pens-Lightning game 4 and tells us he'd be willing to take some Sweet Chin Music from Shawn Michaels.
  • Grading Pirates At The Quarter Pole

    The Pirates are a quarter of the way through the season and the guys each give them a letter grade for their 22-18 record.
  • NHL Live's EJ Hradek

    EJ Hradek helps us preview Pens-Lightning game 4 and explains why he picked the Pens to win it all before the playoffs and won't be changing that prediction any time soon.
  • Pens-Lightning Game 4 Predictions

    The guys predictions for the Pens this postseason have been the best around and we cut right to the chase on Friday's show and opened things up telling you exactly what will happen in game 4.
  • Thursday, May 19th
  • Trib Pens Beat Writer Jonathan Bombulie

    Jonathan talks about the HBK line, why Phil Kessel has been so great, what he saw today from Patric Hornqvist that makes him think he'll be fine and if Shawn Michaels will be in attendance for Pens-Lightning game 5.
  • James Taillon Dominates...Again

    Jameson Taillon had another incredible start at AAA and the guys say the Pirates need to get him here as soon as possible.
  • Phil Kessel Is Great And We've Been Telling You That All Along

    The guys said from day one that Phil Kessel would have a major impact on this team and Kessel is proving them right.
  • USA Today NHL Writer Kevin Allen

    Kevin Allen talks about the Pens dominant game 3 victory, how he sees the rest of this series going and which Penguin would get his Conn Smythe vote if he had to turn it in today.
  • NBC NHL Analyst Pierre McGuire

    Pierre McGuire joins us to talk about his incredible interview with Phil Kessel following the Pens game 3 victory.
  • Show Open

    We celebrate the HBK line for the Pens and listen to another incredible prediction of last night's game.
  • Wednesday, May 18th
  • Trib Pens Beat Writer Jonathan Bombulie

    Jonathan Bombulie is live from Tampa Bay and joins us to preview Pens-Lightning game 3.
  • Pens Postseason MVP And LVP

    The guys are actually in agreement on who they think the best and worst players have been for the Pens so far this postseason.
  • NHL Network's Steve Mears

    The Pittsburgh native joins Starkey and Mueller to preview Pens-Lightning Gmae 3.  Mears also shares his thoughts on Matt Murray and how long he'd stick with him.
  • Where Is Your Confidence In Matt Murray Right Now?

    We give our confidence level in Matt Murray right now on a scale of 1 to 5 and talk about the leash Mike Sullivan should have on him.
  • Our Love For Buffalo Grows

    The city of Buffalo is a staple of our show and our love has hit a new level.
  • Pirates Pitching Stinks Right Now

    The guys talk about how bad the Pirates pitching staff has been this year and what they'll need to do if they want to really compete this year.
  • Tuesday, May 17th
  • Bucco Breakdown

    One thing's clear in this edition of the Bucco Breakdown: The Braves are really bad.
  • Francisco Cervelli's New Contract

    The guys discuss Francisco Cervelli's new deal with the Pirates that will keep him in Pittsburgh through 2019.
  • Crosby's Overtime Winner

    The guys open up the show talking about how big the Pens win over the Lightning was last night, and where Crosby's OT winner ranks in his career.
  • Monday, May 16th
  • Trib Pens Beat Writer Jonathan Bombulie

    Jonathan tells us about some line changes we could see in game two to try and create a spark for the Pens struggling stars.  Jonathan also shares his thoughts on it being open season on Pens defenseman and if he believes it's still Matt Murray's net.
  • Tampa Bay Lightning Jersey Policy For Fans

    One guys hates the Lightning's jersey policy for visiting fans which will prevent Pens fans from wearing their favorite jersey, another guy is ok with it.  Find out who now!
  • Hurdle's Decision To Pull Cole

    The guys come down on different sides of Clint Hurdle's decision to pull Gerrit Cole after 8 shutout innings against the Cubs this past weekend.
  • Pirates-Cubs Beanball Wars

    The guys talking about Jake Arrieta beaning Jung Ho Kang and if they think it was intentional and warranted retaliation.
  • NBC NHL Commentator Pierre McGuire

    Pierre McGuire tells Joe Starkey what the Pens need to do differently in game two tonight.
  • Show Open

    The Pens suffered a bad game one loss to the Lightning but will they rebound in game two tonight?  Starkey and Mueller open the show answering that very question.
  • Thursday, May 12th
  • Trib Pens Beat Writer Jonathan Bombulie

    Jonathan helps us preview Pens-Lightning and why the Bonino line is making it nearly impossible for opponents to create favorable matchups against the Pens top lines.
  • Pens-Lightning Predictions

    The guys give their predictions for the Eastern Conference Finals.
  • Trib Sports Columnist Rob Rossi

    Rob Rossi says the Lightning will beat the Pens in 7 if Matt Murray starts the series but the Pens will win in 6 if they start Marc-Andre Fleury.
  • Who Should Start In Net For The Pens?

    The guys talk about if and when they'd put Marc-Andre Fleury back in net for Matt Murray.
  • Tampa Bay Lightning Writer Erik Erlendsson

    Erik helps us preview Pens-Lightning and which injured players he could see the Lightning getting back for this series.
  • Show Open

    A beanball war broke out between the Pirates and Reds last night and the guys talk about which team got the best of the other.
  • Wednesday, May 11th
  • Murray Or Fleury Against Tampa Bay?

    The guys talk about the Pens goaltending situation and if there's any scenario aside from injury or extremely poor play by Matt Murray that they could envision the Pens going back to Marc-Andre Fleury.
  • Trib Pens Beat Writer Jonathan Bombulie

    Jonathan helps us break down the Pens series victory over the Pens, who deserves the most credit for the red hot third line and how the Pens matchup with their next round opponent, the Tampa Bay Lightning.
  • Reading Phil Kessel Trade Reviews

    We look back at how many people were ripping the Penguins when they traded for Phil Kessel.  Joe and Chris say Kessel has been worth every single penny.
  • Former Penguin Colby Armstrong

    Colby correctly predicted Bonino's game winner and joins us to talk about his rationale for making the pick.  We also break down the entire series and how incredible the Pens were.
  • Phil Kessel And Mike Zeisberger Of The Toronto Sun

    We hear what Phil Kessel had to say about not feeling nervous for games and then talk to Mike Zeisberger who was part of the group talking to Kessel.
  • Show Open

    It's our special HBK intro in honor of the Hagelin, Bonino and Kessel line.  The guys break down what an incredible victory that was for the Pens last night.
  • Tuesday, May 10th
  • Pirates Broadcaster Greg Brown

    Greg Brown talks with the guys about the Pirates struggles against the Reds and whe he strongly disagrees with Bryce Harper's stance on not putting his body at risk in the field.
  • Why We're Frustrated By The Pirates

    The guys can't stand watching another loss to the Cincinnati Reds, a team built to lose this year.
  • Should Pens Fans Boo Brooks Orpik?

    Simply put...yes.
  • Former Penguin Colby Armstrong

    Colby Armstrong previews Pens-Caps game 6, who he thinks will win and how they'll do it.
  • A Caller Says We Have To Predict The Pens Will Win

    A caller tells Joe and Chris that they have to pick the Pens to win tonight's game or else.
  • Show Open

    The guys open Tuesday's show talking about the importance of tonight's game for the Pens and the momentum in this series.
  • Monday, May 9th
  • Chasing The Cubs

    Chris says he has a hard time enjoying the Pirates wins right now knowing that they won't be able to catch the Cubs for the division.
  • Kang;s Big Return

    The guys talk about Jung Ho Kang's big return over the weekend.

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