Category Archives: Media

June 06, 2012

Jim Rooker, Pirates Pitcher 1973-1980, Broadcaster 1981-1993

Jim Rooker: First, can you let readers know about your books you’ve published – what got you into writing children’s stories and how you got started? When I was a part-owner of Rooks restaurant in Pittsburgh, my partner and I rotated working at the restaurant so I would fly back and … Read Article →

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April 16, 2012

Jim O’Brien: Penguins Defenseless Against Flyers’ Attack

O’Brien: Penguins defenseless against Flyers’ attack Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien        Eddie Johnston had just watched the Pittsburgh Penguins get pummeled by 8-4 in the third game of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.   It was the Pens’ third consecutive loss to the Flyers … Read Article →

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March 12, 2012

Rum Bunter Blog

Rum Bunter Blog: First, can you let readers know about RumBunter – what inspired the idea (and the name) and how you developed your unique approach in your coverage of the Pirates? We wanted an original name.  Nobody has ever guessed what it means which I think is really cool.  … Read Article →

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March 11, 2012

Pensblog

Pensblog: First, can you let readers know about The PensBlog – what inspired the idea and how you developed your unique approach in your coverage of the penguins? Honestly, we started blogging because there was basically no coverage of the Penguins back in 2006. We wanted to get info out … Read Article →

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March 08, 2012

Virginia Montanez – That’s Church Blog

Virginia Montanez – That’s Church Blog: First, can you tell readers about your blog That’s Church – what you cover, what inspired you to start the blog and what readers should expect in 2012? I started my blog on a whim, really. Back in 2006, I just wanted a place … Read Article →

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February 24, 2012

Dale Lolley on the Steelers

Dale Lolley: First, can you let readers know what to expect from Dale Lolley in 2012? Any changes to the blog or your assignments? No changes for me this season. I’ll be starting my 20th year of covering the Steelers for the Observer-Reporter, which can be accessed on the net … Read Article →

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February 18, 2012

Joe Starkey on the Steelers

Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribine-Review on the Steelers: First, can you tell readers about your work – how it’s going and what should readers expect in 2012? I’m doing two columns a week for Trib and fielding angry callers’ rants 2-6 p.m. daily on 93.7 The Fan. Hopefully, both … Read Article →

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January 03, 2012

Wayne Gandy, Steelers Offensive Lineman, 1999-2002

Wayne Gandy: First, can you let readers know about your new broadcasting career – how you got started, how it’s going and where you’d like to take it? The show is called SportsJoc with Wayne Gandy (http://www.TheSportsJoc.com) and we’re out of Atlanta. We’re hoping to by syndicated by the end of 2012. … Read Article →

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January 02, 2012

Jim O’Brien: When Duquesne, Pitt and Carnegie Tech Were in Bowl Games

When Duquesne, Pitt and Carnegie Tech Were in Bowl Games: Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien There was a time when Duquesne, Carnegie Tech and Pitt all played in college football bowl games, and were among the nation’s outstanding teams.  Even then Pittsburgh could lay claim to … Read Article →

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December 20, 2011

Christina Rivers, Independent Journalist Covering the Steelers

Christina Rivers, independent journalist covering the Steelers for Examiner.com and SteelersDepot.com First, can you let readers know how you got started as a writer – what got you involved in sportswriting? I have been a writer since I was young.  My grandmother, Gloria Elaine Richardson, was a writer and poet.  … Read Article →

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