Feb. 8, 2013
Pittsburgh Power Press Release
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Power announced today that the franchise has renewed its radio broadcast partnership with TribLIVE Radio for the 2013 season. Veteran sportswriter John Harris will join Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor on all 18 regular season broadcasts this season. The first radio broadcast of the season will be Saturday, March 23 as the Power take on the Utah Blaze. Kickoff at Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center will be 6:00 p.m.
John Harris currently hosts the "Ike Taylor Show" with the two-time Super Bowl champion on TribLIVE Radio. Harris is also a columnist and sports writer for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, where he has covered the Steelers, along with college and pro sports, since 2006. An award-winning journalist, Harris has also worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer, St. Petersburg Times, Toledo Blade, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Lexington Herald-Leader and Booth Newspapers. In a career spanning three decades, and covering Super Bowls, NCAA football championships, Final Fours, NBA Finals, Kentucky Derbys, Stanley Cup Finals and the Winter Olympic Games, Harris has hosted the "Ike Taylor Show" since 2011. He has appeared on ESPN's Outside the Lines and has been a frequent guest on numerous radio shows across the country.
Ike Taylor is a 10-year veteran of the National Football League who has won two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers. A New Orleans native, Taylor attended the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, where he didn't play football until his junior year when he was featured at running back for the Ragin’ Cajuns. After switching to cornerback as a senior, he was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL Draft by the Steelers in 2003 and became a starter two years later, where he has been a fixture on defense. Regarded as an elite shutdown corner assigned to the opponents' top receiver, Taylor led all active NFL cornerbacks when he played in 135 consecutive games until missing the final four games in 2012 with an injury. Taylor is the only active cornerback to start in three Super Bowls. Among the most recognized and popular Steelers, Taylor has hosted television shows locally during the football season. Taylor has also been featured regularly on ESPN and the NFL Network and can be heard on radio programs across America.
TribLIVE debuted in January 2011 and was the radio home of Pittsburgh Power football last season. Fans can access the Power broadcast on the Internet (http://SportsTalk.TribLIVE.com
) or on their web-enabled mobile phone by downloading the free TribLIVE Radio app for iPhone and Android. The Pittsburgh Power radio broadcasts add to TribLIVE Radio’s full menu of sports talk broadcasting seven days a week featuring well-known sports talk personalities, a variety of Pittsburgh area athletes and veteran Trib columnists. TribLIVE Radio continues to be a dynamic part of Trib Total Media's multi-media network of daily and weekly newspapers, weekly shoppers, websites, digital services, targeted direct mail, promotional products and strategic partnerships. Trib Total Media products and services deliver news, information and advertising to over 1.2 million readers across Western Pennsylvania every week.