PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers honored legendary broadcaster Stan Savran before the team’s preseason game at Acrisure Stadium on Saturday.
The team’s public relations staff reserved Savran’s seat in the press box, with a framed photo of the longtime broadcaster, flowers and a handwritten note saying “Forever Love The Show.”
Savran died in June at the age of 76 the game is the first for the Steelers at Acrisure Stadium since his death.
Nicknamed “The Godfather” of Pittsburgh sports talk, he was best known for his Sportsbeat talk show on Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh, which he co-hosted with Guy Junker, and helped going the catchphrase, “Stan, Guy, love the show.”
Savran worked for several outlets in the Pittsburgh market, including WWSW-AM, KQV-AM, WTAE-TV, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, ESPN Radio Pittsburgh and Steelers Nation Radio, where he hosted a mid-day show and was the host of the Steelers postgame shows until his health declined. He also wrote columns for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette .
Noted for his unwillingness to miss a game or practice, Savran worked through several medical issues over the years.
“He was the absolute best,” Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said after his death. “But beyond that, on a personal note, I just really enjoyed that gentleman. The spirit, the energy, the awesome stories of Pittsburgh legend. I just really appreciated that as a guy that one time was new to the city.”