The Fan Morning Show Host: 5:40a-10a /Sports Anchor/Reporter. Jim Colony has been a part of the Pittsburgh sports scene for the better part of 20 years. Raised in New Hampshire and a graduate of UNH, Jim broke into radio in 1979 and worked his way up to Boston where he did morning sports at KISS-108 with high school and college play-by-play on the side. Colony came to Pittsburgh in 1991 hired by WTAE, then the flagship for the Steelers and University of Pittsburgh. His Pitt Hotline shows during Johnny Majors II remain the stuff of legend. After a Vermont sabbatical, Colony returned to (now defunct) ESPN Radio 1250 in 2000 until abruptly going on “vacation” in 2009. He once again can’t wait for the alarm to go off at 3:00 AM! Jim and his wife Linda live in the North Hills and have 2 sons. Both graduated from Pine-Richland High School, then Chris from Virginia Tech and Pat from Kent State.
It wasn’t that long ago that there were plenty of jobs available during Pirates Spring Training; not so this spring.
Once again, lefthander Jeff Locke finds himself in a battle for a spot in the Pirates’ rotation. But, this time, he is battling from a much different perspective.
LATROBE, Pa. (93-7 THE FAN/AP) — The routine of another last-week-of-training-camp practice was disrupted in a potentially major way when the Steelers saw both of their first-string running backs end up on the sidelines.
LATROBE, Pa. (93-7 THE FAN) — The second tour of duty for Steelers receiver Plaxico Burress has been halted before he gets to face one of his old teams, as the 36-year-old now faces a career-threatening rotator cuff tear, per multiple reports.
While Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski was growing up in Mount Lebanon, one of favorite Penguins players was another defenseman, Andrew Ference.
Penguins’ Defenseman, Douglass Murray joined Jim Colony of the Fan Morning Show to preview the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.
Jim Colony spoke to Jarome Iginla before the Penguins left for their three game road trip.
Jarome Iginla had to wait an extra day or two for his immigration issues to be cleared up, but won’t have to wait long to make his Penguins debut.
Pirates catcher Russell Martin had been a relatively passive newcomer due to shoulder soreness that kept him out of the line-up for a while.
Left-handed reliever Tony Watson is entering what should be his second full-season with the Pirates, but first he has to straighten some things out.
Pirates first baseman Garrett Jones, who has been out with a strained left oblique, is closer to returning to the line-up after a round of batting practice this morning.
For the second straight game, the Pirates bench came through in the late innings as the Bucs beat the Blue Jays, 5-4 in 10 innings.
After stints with the Phillies and, last season, the Diamondbacks, lefthander Mike Zagurski is trying to win a spot in the Pirates bullpen.
The Pirates’ dormant offense finally came alive in the late innings and they walked off McKechnie Field with a 4-3 win over the Orioles, their third straight Grapefruit League win.
Pirates first baseman and out fielder Garrett Jones reports his strained left oblique is making progress.