A new team: Adam Crowley leaves iHeart Radio for The Fan

Adam Crowley recalled missing a class at West Virginia University because he was on the school radio station.

“I would be there with my best friends and we would discuss sports,” said Crowley, a broadcast journalist who left iHeart Radio to take an on-air job/producer with 93.7 The Fan. “I was looking at the clock and realizing that I had missed all my classes. It was such a fun time.

He experienced a similar heartwarming feeling about the new gig, which reminded him of his college days. He will handle weekend shows and replace other talent, as well as production duties. The 31-year-old’s first day of Mount Lebanon is on Monday.

It will make its on-air debut Tuesday at 6 p.m.

“I think when I go there I want to be there all day because that’s the vibe there,” he said. “It is important to know that I will not be more popular than today, at this time. Because once I give my opinion, half the people will like me and the other half won’t. So I’m soaking up everything right now.

He announced the move via Twitter.

One sport Crowley knows well is soccer.

“The NFL never sleeps,” he said. “In Pittsburgh, you can talk about the Steelers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.”

He said the Pittsburghers are waking up and reading everything they can about the team to stay informed. He was assigned to pre-game and post-game shows for the Steelers.

“Doing the Steelers postgame is like jumping out of a plane because you don’t know where you’re going to land,” he said. “And you’ll probably take a few calls from people like Donnie from Blawnox.”

Crowley admitted he was not an athlete. He participated in rowing at Mt. Lebanon High School and was on the baseball team as a youth.

“I played terribly,” he said.

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Adam Crowley and his wife Leanna are high school sweethearts in Mount Lebanon,

He married his high school girlfriend, Leanna. She often has to remind him not to take his shirt off or get his navel pierced – which he did as pranks on his old show with iHeart Radio, where he worked for 12 years. He always plans to have a good time.

“There’s a certain energy to The Fan,” Crowley said. “They did a great job with social media and videos. It’s an environment I want to be part of. They care about sports.

The Fan is always looking to add talent that engages fans across multiple platforms, said Michael Spacciapolli, senior vice president and market director for station-owner Audacy.

“Adam certainly does exactly that,” Spacciapolli said via email. “With his background, we were thrilled he was so excited to join The Fan at a time when we continue to grow the brand every day.”

Crowley said he really wanted his shifts to be fun.

“I don’t think we should take sports as seriously as we do,” he said. “We are not talking about ballistic missiles or Russia invading Ukraine. We are talking about games. »

Sports radio involves planning, he said. A colleague told him that it takes at least two hours of preparation for a show. He said he often stopped his car and stopped to take a note on his phone about a possible topic.

However, one of his best programs was not planned.

“I had the whole show on and the news about (former wide receiver) Antonio Brown leaving the Steelers was dropped,” Crowley said. “It was my best show ever.”

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is editor of Tribune-Review. You can contact JoAnne at 724-853-5062, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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