Fantasy Football to Debut in Pittsburgh, PA on WBGG Fox 970AM Regional Radio Broadcast

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Fans of NFL fantasy football rejoice! Fantasy Football and WBGG Fox Sports Radio 970AM in Pittsburgh have teamed up to provide a new talk show hosted by “gridiron guru” and radio personality, Russ Bliss.

Fans of NFL fantasy football rejoice. Fantasy Football and WBGG Fox Sports Radio 970AM in Pittsburgh have teamed up to provide a new talk show hosted by “gridiron guru” and radio personality, Russ Bliss.

The Red Zone, which will air Saturday mornings on WBGG Fox 970AM in Pittsburgh gives callers the chance to get expert advice on fantasy football draft strategies, weekly starters, trades, injuries, sleepers and more. Bliss, an NFL analyst with, has won dozens of fantasy football championships since he began playing 20 years ago. During this time, he has helped thousands of players with their fantasy league drafts, making trades and setting their weekly rosters.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to speak with fantasy football fanatics across America,” said Bliss, who has hosted a fantasy football radio show in Phoenix for the past 10 years. “With busy off-season player movement through trades, free agency and the NFL Draft, the 2006 season promises to be as fun and exciting as any we’ve seen in a long time.”

As an “armchair quarterback” sport, fantasy football has reached an all-time high in popularity, with estimated 9 million to 12 million U.S. players. The majority spend about 3 hours per week managing their fantasy teams.

“We’re delighted to partner with Fantasy Football Starters to serve our NFL fans, who are hungry for fantasy football news and information,” said WBGG Program Director Bob McLaughlin. “With the growth of fantasy football and the talents of Russ Bliss, The Red Zone is sure to be a hit with our listeners in the Pittsburgh area for years to come.”

The Red Zone will air at 9 a.m. Eastern every Saturday morning from July 22nd 2006 - Oct. 29, 2006 on WBGG Fox Sports Radio 970AM in Pittsburgh, PA.

About Fantasy Football Starters is the No. 1 source for personalized, expert analysis using proven Power Analyzer tools—the Draft Analyzer, Trade Analyzer, Team Analyzer and Line-Up Analyzer. The Web site also offers blogs, free articles, user forums, and podcasts of its radio shows so members can listen online. Fantasy Football is owned and operated by Ready-Set-Go Fantasy Sports, a fantasy sports technology company based in Phoenix, Arizona.

About Fox Sports Radio 970 AM

Fox Sports 970 AM knows Pittsburgh sports. Behind its strength as the AM flagship station for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the University of Pittsburgh Radio Networks Fox Sports Radio 970 is Pittsburgh’s sports leader. Fox Sports Radio 970’s daily lineup offers a wide variety of national and local broadcast talent that is sure to keep you intrigued and entertained all day long. Other local broadcasts such as the Washington Wild Things, the Altoona Curve, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, high school football and local ancillary programming help strengthen the identity that Fox Sports Radio is indeed, the station with the most Pittsburgh sports and the best Pittsburgh sports talk.


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