Legendary Pittsburgh broadcaster and radio host Stan Savran died at the age of 76, and the Steelers are paying tribute to him. Team President Art Rooney II released a statement on Monday night honoring the Steelers Nation Radio host following the news of his passing.
Today is a sad day in the City of Pittsburgh as we lost a legendary person, media icon, and close friend with the passing of Stan Savran,” the statement read. “He was a gentleman in every way possible, and he did so much for our city and Western Pa. with his honest candor and knowledge of all sports, both locally and nationally. Stan was involved for many years working on our Steelers Radio Network as well as doing several Steelers’ interviews and shows, while also being a valuable contributor to our Hall of Honor committee. Our thoughts and prayers are with his entire family during this difficult time. He was truly one of a kind and will be missed, but always remembered.”
Savran was best known for his Sportsbeat talk show on Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh, which he co-hosted with Guy Junker, and helped get going the catchphrase, “Stan, Guy, love the show.” Coming to Pittsburgh in 1976, he covered all three major Pittsburgh sports teams across six different decades in the city.
Born Stanley Savransky in Cleveland, Ohio in 1947, Savran attended Miami University and had stops at Columbus, Ohio; Lawton, Oklahoma and Orlando, Florida before coming to Pittsburgh in 1976. The tributes have been pouring in all night from media members and beyond for Savran.
Working with the Steelers every year, Savran covered the NFL Draft and the start of the Pittsburgh Pirates season even after his diagnosis. In 2020, he said he would have no idea what he would do if he ever retired from sports media.