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.
  • Tuesday, August 23rd
  • Pirates Broadcaster Greg Brown

    Greg Brown talks about the Pitt student who got caught between two buildings while trying to impress a date, asking Neal Huntington about David Freese a day before the team locked him up and why Josh Bell's bat could make everyone forget about his defense.
  • When Trying To Impress A Girl Goes Wrong

    We talk about the Pitt student who got stuck between two buildings while trying to impress a girl in the early hours of Tuesday morning.  The guys talk about how far they've gone to try and impress a girl.
  • Numbers Don't Lie: The Steelers Can't Draft CB's

    Joe has some disturbingly horrible numbers about the lack of production from the cornerback's and safeties the Steelers have drafted the last few years.
  • Joe Won't Stop Singing A Nonsensical Song

    Chris lets you behind the curtain and provides a behind-the-scenes view of what it's like being on this show.
  • Who Is Lying, Ladarius Green Or The Steelers?

    The guys talk about who they think is lying in the case of Ladarius Green because, at this point, it's obvious someone is.
  • Show Open

    Are the Pirates nothing more than a mediocre team this year?
  • Monday, August 22nd
  • Martavis Bryant's Twitter Beef With Stephen A. Smith

    We talk about the Twitter beef between Martavis Bryant and Stephen A. Smith over Bryant helping coach a high school football team while he serves a year long suspension.
  • Would You Rather Be Pitt, PSU or WVU?

    With the college football season rapidly approaching, Joe looks at the state of each local program and asks which one fans would buy stock in right now.
  • Trib Pitt Football Beat Writer Jerry DiPaola

    Jerry DiPaola tells us about his 2-part piece on Pitt athletics and if the football and basketball teams can ever reach the great levels they were once at.
  • Pirates Sign David Freese To Contract Extension

    Joe reacts to the contract extension the Pirates just signed David Freese to.  Could this be the first of many moves that will be made this offseason?
  • Steve Palazzalo Of Pro Football Focus

    Steve looks at the cornerback market and one specific player the Steelers should be kicking the tires on.
  • Show Open

    Joe opens things up talking about a rough weekend for the Pirates and a really low moment for Andrew McCutchen.
  • Friday, August 19th
  • Trib Sports Columnist Rob Rossi

    Rob talks about Le'Veon Bell's reduced suspension, his distrust of Roger Goodell, Gerrit Cole needing to rediscover his old form and the interesting offseason the Pens are having.
  • Trib Pens Beat Writer Jonathan Bombulie

    Jonathan talks about the Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes and a big prospect the Pens took from the Washington Capitals.
  • Reaction To Le'Veon Bell's Reduced Suspension

    The guys react to Le'Veon Bell's suspension being reduced from 4 to 3 games and how selfish he has been.
  • NFL Network Reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala

    Aditi talks about all the information she has been reporting on James Harrison and his meeting with the league.  We also talk about the reduced Le'Veon Bell suspension as news broke at the end of this segment.
  • The Preseason Is A Complete Ripoff

    Joe talks about how awful the preseason is and the ripoff it is for paying fans.
  • Show Open

    Ed joins Joe at the top of the show and they talk about Landry Jones' awful game last night and what the college days were like for Ed.
  • Thursday, August 18th
  • What Will Pitt-PSU Attendance Look Like?

    With Scott Barnes making a comment about the home field advantage Pitt will have against Penn State, the guys talk about what they expect the stadium to look like.
  • James Harrison Will Meet With NFL

    The guys react to the news that James Harrison has now set a meeting with the NFL's investigators.
  • Why Aren't The Steelers Publicly Supporting James Harrison?

    Robert Kraft publicly supported Tom Brady when the league came after him and the Packers front office is publicly defending their players, but the Steelers have yet to speak out on behalf of James Harrison.
  • Snoop Dogg Takes The NFL To Task

    We hear Snoop Dogg lay into the NFL for their weed policy.
  • The Guys Have A Terrifying Realization

    The guys realize that everything they say on air could be a reflection on their families.
  • Show Open

    How did the Pirates get to this point where now we're thinking they'll make the wild card game?
  • Tuesday, August 16th
  • Pirates Broadcaster Greg Brown

    Greg Brown talks about Vin Scully, the t-shirt giveaway that ROOT Sports is airing commercials for with Greg in them, Taillon pitching tonight and McCutchen possibly breaking out of his slump.
  • Training Camp Update With Jeff Hathhorn

    Jeff joins us live from Steelers training camp to talk about all of the storylines that have come from camp this year as it wraps up today.
  • Tuesday Draft

    With Pitt unveiling their throwback jersey's today, the guys drafted the best uniforms in college football history with the Pitt jersey's excluded.
  • James Harrison vs The NFL

    Should James Harrison continue his fight against the NFL or just meet with the so he can avoid a potential suspension?
  • Pirates SS Jordy Mercer

    Jordy Mercer tells us how the team believes they're still right in the middle of the playoff fight, the reaction in the clubhouse at the trade deadline and how he has taken on more of a leadership role this year.
  • Show Open

    Has Andrew McCutchen begun to turn his season around?
  • Monday, August 15th
  • Steelers Insider Ed Bouchette

    Ed Bouchette talks about the Ladarius Green headache situation, the tight end position if Green doesn't play this year and the latest on Le'Veon Bell's appeal.
  • Phil Kessel Saved Joe At Customs

    Joe took a trip to Canada this weekend and talks about how Phil Kessel bailed him out after issues at Customs.
  • Gerrit Cole Is Underachieving

    Joe talks about the underwhelming season Gerrit Cole is having by his own standards and wonders what's wrong with him.
  • NFL Network Reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala

    Aditi talks about the Ladarius Green headache situation and Tomlin denying the report.
  • Joe Almost Died This Weekend

    Joe tells the story about how he almost died this past weekend.
  • Show Open

    Joe says Pirates fans need to embrace the race as they are looking better and better in the wild card race.
  • Friday, August 12th
  • Jeff Fisher Cuts Player On Hard Knocks For Late Night Dorm Room Visit

    Chris talks about Jeff Fisher ripping a players "7-9" behavior and says Fisher should know a thing or two about 7-9 behavior considering that has been his record far too often.
  • Trib Sports Columnist Rob Rossi

    Rob talks about the US Women's soccer team losing today, Jameson Taillon's great performance and preseason football.
  • Why Do You Watch Preseason Football?

    Chris talks about tonight's Steelers preseason opener against the Lions and asks why fans watch these games.
  • Did Ladarius Green Deceive The Steelers?

    Chris talks about the latest news on Ladarius Green and what it could mean to the Steelers offense if he doesn't play for them this year.
  • USA Today's Maggie Hendricks

    Maggie Hendricks is in Rio covering the Olympics and joins us to talk about the US Women's soccer team losing, Simone Biles and everything else Olympics related.
  • Show Open

    Chris opens things up talking about Taillon's great start last night and if he could beat out Gerrit Cole to start a potential wild card game.
  • Thursday, August 11th
  • Reaction To Taillon's Dominant Start

    Chris talks about how impressive Jameson Taillon was today  as he pitched 8-shutout innings against the Padres.
  • Ladarius Green Out Of Steelers Camp With Headaches

    Chris reacts to the news that Ladarius Green remains on the PUP list not because of his offseason ankle surgery but rather because of recurring headaches, possibly stemming from 2 concussions he suffered last year.
  • Wednesday, August 10th
  • The Quiz Show

    The guys battle it out with Chris on location from PNC Park in a dramatic episode of The Quiz Show.
  • Trib Pitt Beat Writer Jerry DiPaola

    Jerry talks about the biggest question marks as Pitt camp opens, how he's expecting the Panthers to use Jordan Whitehead this year and the Pitt-Penn State season ticket sales.
  • Jung Ho Kang Bobblehead

    The Jung Ho Kang bobblehead giveaway is tomorrow and Joe is surprised the Pirates are not only going through with it, but actively promoting it.
  • The Football Fix

    Tyler Boyd is detroying Bengals cornerbacks, Antonio Brown is embarrassing high-paid Lions cornerbacks, Tebow wants to play baseball and remembering John Saunders.
  • Joe Is Loving The Olympics

    There are many reasons not to like the Olympics, but Joe says he has totally been drawn into them this year and is loving the great theater it has been.
  • Show Open

    Joe is very concerned about a parrot that has gone missing in the city of Pittsburgh.
  • Tuesday, August 9th
  • Joe's interview with Pirates Pitcher Ryan Vogelsong

    Joe talked with Ryan Vogelsong about his return after his injury and the process it took both mentally and physically to return to the team.
  • Pirates Broadcaster Greg Brown

    Greg Brown joins Joe for his weekly segment. This week he discusses the Jaso groundball in Atlanta, hustling in the MLB in general and McCutchen's struggles.
  • Pittsburgh Hall of Fame Athletes

    Joe thinks there are three current Pittsburgh athletes that are locks for the hall of fame, and a handful on the fence.
  • Tim Tebow Trying Out Baseball

    Joe wants Tim Tebow to succeed in baseball, even though he doesn't think it'll be likely. He hears what callers have to say.
  • Rob Biertempfel of the Trib

    The Pittsburgh Tribune Review's Rob Biertempfel joins Joe to talk about the struggles of Andrew McCutchen, some key minor league players and the chances of Tim Tebow making the big leagues.
  • The Football Fix

    Joe discusses RG3 learning to slide, Ryan Mallett losing a spot with Baltimore and Tom Jackson's awkward goodbye.
  • Opening Segment

    Joe opens the show talking about the four major sports being against the idea of legalizing sports gambling.
  • Monday, August 8th
  • What Should Be The Next Olympic Sport?

    From Dodgeball to Distance Urinating, we talk about all sorts of ideas for new Olympic sports.
  • Joe's Buffalo Water Follies And Terrible Filipino Divers

    While talking about the Olympics, Joe tells us about how he dabbled in water follies back in Buffalo and we stumble upon some horrible Filipino divers.
  • What Frustrates You Most About The Pirates?

    The guys talk about what has been the most frustrating aspect of this Pirates season.

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