Jim Colony

Jim ColonyThe 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.

Jim Colony’s Practice Report: Monday, August 14th

The Steelers practiced without pads – in shells – under mostly sunny skies as morning clouds gave way.


Steelers Training Camp Practice Notes: Aug. 8, 2017

The Fan’s Jim Colony has your news and notes from Steelers’ Training Camp practice.


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Pirates Re-Assign Top Prospects To Minors

Pirates pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow is one of the early roster moves by the Pirates today.


Is Polanco Ready For A Marte Par-tay?

Jim Colony talks with Pirates OF Starling Marte about how he improved his power last year and he feels Gregory Polanco is about to do the same this year.


Spring Training: McCutchen Hits Home Run In Bucs 4-3 Win Over Rays

Andrew McCutchen finally hit a home run and the Pirates finally won a game at McKechnie Field – 4-3 over the Rays on Friday.


Jim Colony: Socializing With Jared Hughes

Reliever Jared Hughes is certainly among the more outgoing Pirates, probably the most, in fact. So, it’s not surprising that Hughes is fairly active on social media.


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Bucs Starters Fail To Muster Any Offense In 5-1 Loss To Tampa Bay At Spring Training

Although the results don’t count right now, at some point they will start to matter. And at some point, it would be nice for the Pirates to actually win another Grapefruit League game.


Jim Colony: Morse Says Pirates Know Winning Code

Michael Morse adds a winning presence to what is already a winning team here in Pittsburgh.


Gerrit Cole To Return To Pirates Lineup Sunday

The Pirates lost their fourth straight Grapefruit League game, 6-2 to the Boston Red Sox at McKechnie Field Wednesday, but manager Clint Hurdle had some positive postgame news – Gerrit Cole is getting closer.


Jim Colony: Brault Taking Advantage Of Big League Look

If pitcher Steven Brault isn’t your favorite Pirates’ minor leaguer, then he should be.


Jim Colony: Rogers Trying To Win A Spot

Will there be a spot for the right-handed hitting Jason Rogers in Pittsburgh?


Pirates’ Locke Takes Big Step Forward

After struggling with a new over-the-head windup in his first start this spring, Jeff Locke kept runners off base in his second start and was much sharper and happier.


Pirates Working On “Executing” Proper Baseball Fundamentals

Not that long ago, if the Pirates dabbled in something called the Execution Game, it might have meant something very different.


Antonio Brown: ‘I’ve Never Been A Jerk’

Antonio Brown clarifies his comments on Mike Vick in a one-on-one interview with Jim Colony


Jim Colony’s Wednesday Report From Steelers Camp

The Steelers officially placed kicker Shaun Suisham on season-ending IR today and waived injured running back Cameron Stingily.