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Wakeup Call: Spirit of the (online) radio

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Brief and to the Point …

>> The Wednesday column gives its all to quash the most seriously misguided description of the Steelers’ defense. It won’t work, but there it is.

>> Fun announcement to make this morning, right here on the blog: Next week, I’ll begin — for the first time — hosting a radio show.

(Waits for thunderous ovation and pit moshing to die down.)

It will be on TribLIVE Radio, our online-only station, and will run 1-2 p.m. each Tuesday. I’ll have guests, take calls but probably mostly just blather about whatever the hot topic is for the day or week.

Online radio, for those who haven’t tried it, is pretty simple. Point, click and listen on your laptop. We also have an iPhone app that you can find in Apple’s app store. Just search “TribLIVE Radio.” The app’s just as simple to operate, one click away from live audio.

Some folks listen to us on their phones through earbuds or a headset. Others listen in the car by attaching their phone to the car stereo. (This one’s actually getting a lot more popular.) Some wait for the podcast, which we’ll have ready for download with every episode. Others just choose to steal the boss’ time and listen live at work on the laptop. In the very near future, all cars will equipped with online radio, so we’re a bit ahead of the curve, but it’s also working well as is.

Looking forward to your input, and I mean that literally. I’ll solicit questions — as well as emails and even phone calls — right here in this space every Tuesday morning.

Oh, and for those on mobile, here’s the TribLIVE Radio app.

>> Through yet another hideous collapse from the Pirates — and that’s exactly what this is, including another flat-liner last night — what we’ve heard from the front office to show their displeasure with any facet of it is nothing.


The thought process remains coming up with explanations or excuses for failure. It’s always, well, this team wasn’t good enough, anyway. What did you expect us to do? What were our options?

If you can cite another team in town — let alone pro sports — that would react to two collapses with dead silence, I’m all ears.

>> Rob Rossi, our Penguins beat writer, begins a weekly chat today at 11 a.m.

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