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Randy Baumann and the DVE Morning Show brings you comedy, sports, music and all things Pittsburg. Hosted by veteran radio personality, Randy Baumann, this classic morning drive time radio show will make you laugh every time. Full of local Pittsburg info, Randy Baumann and the DVE Morning Show broadcast from the Steel City daily. If you're looking for a 'normal' morning show, this isn't the one. If you like a wacky variety of comedy, sports, and local news, tune in every morning. Randy interviews a variety of celebrity guests and local personalities all while entertaining you with his own, unique brand of humor. Wake up everyday with Randy and the DVE Morning crew.
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Friend of the Show Charlie Batch has some exciting news about the Batch Foundation, which will open a new Education Center in Homestead in January 2022. The Batch Foundation has been empowering kids in the Pittsburgh area for twenty one years, and Chuck shared the story behind its inception with us this morning.
Charlie Batch shares the origin story behind the Batch Foundation, Gene Steratore breaks down the debacle at the end of regulation Sunday night and why Mike Tomlin was so irate. Plus, the Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Lange will be honored at tonight's Pens game, and Billy Gardell on the best Yinzer name in sports.
The Steelers are 3-3 heading into the Bye, thanks to TJ Watt's heroics last night at Heinz Field - he was a man possessed, punching out footballs and tallying sacks, a constant presence in the Seattle backfield, everywhere really. Offensively, there were some strides made but Stan Savran doesn't seem to feel the same sort of progress was made last night compared to the past few weeks. Tim Benz and Gerry Dulac take a look at the odd personnel decisions the Steelers made on both sides of the ball, including increased playing time for both Robert Spillane and Ray-Ray McCloud
Steelers rookie tight end Pat Freiermuth is ready to step up in the absence of Juju Smith-Schuster by any means necessary, we hope that translates to more targets dahn field. Sean Casey recaps last night's intense Game 5 of the NLDS and why he's pullin for Dusty Baker and the Astros the rest of the way. Plus, Dave Dameshek brings up 1975 for no apparent reason, and The PGH Kings come back with an ash spreadin' deal you can't deny. Plus, Bill and Randy's weekly Pick 'Em.
Big Cat doesn't pull any punches when it comes to his disdain for Aaron Rodgers, Missi Matthews likes the togetherness the Steelers displayed in Week 5, plus JuJu's heartfelt speech on his season ending surgery, Val's KISStory lesson from last night, and more.
Merril Hoge intrigued by what he saw from Najee Harris last week, Jeff Konkle goes to the Renaissance Fair, Mark Madden takes Stones over Beatles any day. Plus, the Tomlin Translator, Matt Huffy's Review of Venom, Melinda Colaizzi and a star-studded lineup for Women Who Rock (Sat. 10/16 at Stage AE)
Cam Heyward remembers facing Geno Smith in his first NFL start, and shares his pregame playlist. Gene Steratore can't afford to forget his contacts again after flubbing a call in a college basketball game, and Billy Gardell is jealous of his son's expeditions around San Francisco - getting cheeseballs and doing laundry, ah the glory days. Plus, Charlie Batch on why he would hold off on inserting Zach Banner into the starting lineup on Sunday night vs Seattle.
Tim Benz and Gerry Dulac break down yesterday's victory over the Broncos and what appears to be a breakthrough on offense between Big Ben and Matt Canada. Plus, the more injuries pile up on both sides of the ball, and what could Devin Bush and Juju Smith-Schuster's extended absence mean moving forward. Also, a Power Hour with Stan Savran. And a little hockey talk, too, as John Marino prepares for his junior season as an upperclassman with the Pens.
Comedian (and hot sauce and peanut butter connoisseur) TJ Miller is very fond of all of the time he's spent in Pittsburgh over the years for work AND play, he genuinely likes it here, and we as Pittsburghers LOVE that. Plus, Dave Dameshek doesn't want Aaron Rodgers sloppy seconds as a Steeler, Sean Casey on why he always wanted to play for Dusty Baker, Sean Collier's movie reviews, The Vindys perform in a virtual coffeehouse, and more
PFT Commenter doesn't see a situation in which Urban Meyer stays in Jacksonville, but Aaron Rodgers to the Steelers on the other hand? Not as unlikely. Plus, Missi Matthews and how the offense can build off Najee's success. And Randy & Bill make their Week 5 picks. Plus a much deserved tip of the hat to Leon Russell.
Merril Hoge analyzes how the Steelers can further develop their "phases," which is the only way they can rebound from the 1-3 start. Mark Madden is very distraught over Ticketmaster and MLB, Mr. Wednesday would never trust acid at a Primus concert, plus the Tomlin Translator and much more.
Gene Steratore admits Joe Haden was on-side, plus the mayhem that ensues in Gene's studio on Sunday cutting from game to game. Cam Heyward recounts the weekly defensive goals dating back to the Dick LeBeau days, Charlie Batch wants more protection for Ben, plus recapping last night's Stones show and more.
Has Father Time finally caught up with Big Ben? Mike Prisuta ponders the decision to bring in a new Offensive Coordinator in what is assumed to be Ben's final year, Najee Harris is the only bright spot on offense so far, plus more injuries piling up on both sides of the ball. It's also Stones Day in Pittsburgh today, which means Mick & Keith and the boys are rummaging somewhere around the 'Burgh, or in their lavish quarters.
Dave Dameshek quells all the Rodgers-to-Pittsburgh craze, but Matt Schneidman sees the Steelers as a potential landing spot for Rodgers in '22 SHOULD the Packers ACTUALLY try to trade him...jeeze. Terrelle Edmunds shares his secret to maintaining 2% body fat. Sean Casey wraps up the Bucs 100 loss season, and Anne Eliza performs in the Coffeehouse. Plus, Susan Koeppen fills in for Val.
Big Cat would love to see Aaron Rodgers leave the NFC North for Pittsburgh, even though it'll never happen, despite his recent infatuation with Pittsburgh. Mark Kaboly attributes the fall of Kevin Dotson to be between the ears, Missi Matthews remembers the late game heroics from Mike Wallace and Ben in the '09 Packers-Steelers matchup, and John Lydon on next week's Voices Carry night of Pittsburgh celebrities. Plus, Bill and Randy's Week 4 Picks!
The Tomlin Translator was pretty harsh this week, coming off another disappointing home loss vs the Bengals. We had to recalibrate it a few times after some pretty snarky responses to reporters questions and being extra critical of the offensive line play.
Merril Hoge loves what he sees from rookie running back Najee Harris through three weeks, except for one crucial part of his game. Mr. Wednesday Jeff Konkle celebrates nine years of marriage with the most unusual of gifts, the SuperGenius Mark Madden thinks Monday's Rolling Stones concert at Heinz Field will be their last (in Pittsburgh anyway). Plus, Bill Crawford has five ways how the Steelers can turn around their season right now, the Tomlin Translator and much more
Captain Cam Heyward embraces all the noise coming out of the media after the Steelers 1-2 start, and remembers what it was like playing in Green Bay eight seasons ago, plus a quick list of his favorite football movies. Gene Steratore thinks Sunday's crew made a vital mistake that changed the pace of the game at Heinz Field, and Cam Heyward agrees. And Charlie Batch defends Ben against some of Steeler Nation, blaming him for the poor calls. Plus, the lovely Sally Wiggin fills in for Val on her birthday!
Gerry Dulac, Tim Benz, and Stan Savran analyze a dreadful loss vs Cincinnati and what the immediate future may hold for the sputtering Steelers offense, not to mention the troubling post game comments that seemed to allude to the face that the Steelers had run out of plays to call come 4th down of their final possession. Plus, the injuries keep piling up, but all hope is not lost - the way out from a 1-2 hole? A healthy defense and an offense that takes care of the football, says Mike Prisuta.
A huge thank you to the 'DVE audience for stepping up big time and helping us raise over $1 MILLION for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh as part of our 2021 Radiothon! A special thank you to all of our sponsors, and especially the patients, families, doctors, and staff at CHP!
Radiothon rolls on with Dr. Abigail Schlesinger (Chief, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Integrated Care), plus touching patient stories from Conor Nikithser and Avery Kazakewicz. Call (412) 692-8900 NOW to donate! Or, log on to DVE.com! Every little bit helps! And keep listening to Michele and Chad all day for your chance to become a Rockstar with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Plus, PFT Commenter initiates a challenge of his own around Ben's performance Sunday vs the Bengals, and Missi Matthews thinks Joe Burrow is in for a rude awakening when he steps into Heinz Field on Sunday.
Merril Hoge thinks the Steelers offense can only improve one step at a time, and it's not ALL on the O-line. Plus, Mark Kaboly thinks it's time Steeler Nation gives up on Renegade. The SuperGenius Mark Madden and what he needs to see from Ben. Plus, Mr. Wednesday Jeff Konkle and Little Stevie Van Zandt, and more.
Cam Heyward relates everything to children's movies and nursery rhymes - even losing some key teammates to injuries in a home opener loss to the Vegas Raiders. Gene Steratore tries to calm the room by reassuring the officials are doing their best, and Billy Gardell returns!
The Steelers dropped the home opener to the Raiders yesterday, but more importantly suffered some significant injuries on defense (and also to Diontae Johnson on the last play of the game), so where do the Black n Gold go from here? And is Sunday's match up vs the Bengals a must win? Tim Benz, Gerry Dulac and Stan Savran weigh in.
Alex Highsmith has high hopes for the Steelers Defense this year, as shown last Sunday in Buffalo. But, this week it's on to the Vegas Raiders and as Jon Gruden (Frank Caliendo) put it on our show, there's no "W" in DVE ... Comedian Chris Porter runs through why it sucks to be single in your 40's. Plus, Dave Dameshek, Sean Collier and more.
Bill and Randy broke Big Cat on the Bears QB situation, Missi Matthews not at all surprised by the Steelers Defense showing up in Buffalo, plus the Week 2 Picks, Tomlin Translator and more
Merril Hoge likes what he saw from the Steelers Defense and Special Teams in Week 1, but was reminded of a gaff he committed years ago that earned him a certain tag from Chuck Noll. Plus, Mr. Wednesday and Mark Madden remember Norm MacDonald.
Captain Cam Heyward had himself a day on Sunday in Buffalo, and it may or may not have been related to a certain Big 10 school's poor outing on Saturday. Regardless, Cam's goal is to actually play less, a la Reggie White, as he'll explain. And it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that he is highly invested in the feel-good Ted Lasso, he could even be an assistant!
Captain Cam Heyward is taking a page out of Reggie White's book, Gene Steratore comes on why Ben never seems to get the benefit of the doubt when it comes to roughing calls like literally every other quarterback in the league does, plus Charlie Batch is impressed with Melvin Ingram and the Steelers depth at LB, and Phil Bourque has some exciting opportunities for you to bid on as part of the Inspired Hearts and Hands auction happening now.
Bills Mafia packed it up and gawt aht early yesterday as the Steelers upset the reigning AFC East champs 23-16, thanks to some key defensive stops and a special teams redemption touchdown off a late punt block. Tim Benz and Gerry Dulac recap yesterday's action from Buffalo, plus a Power Hour with the Godfather himself Stan Savran. And, how do you shower? Because believe it or not, there is more than one way.
Dave Dameshek doesn't buy into all the Cleveland hype for a second, Cam Sutton is ready for the challenge presented by Stefon Diggs and the Bills passing attack, plus Week 1 Picks and Sean Collier's movie reviews and much more.
PFT Commenter of Pardon My Take Podcast has a grim outlook for the future of fantasy football now that sports betting is here to stay, plus just how much do you plan on spending on football season: bets, tickets, parties, the whole lot. Missi Matthews has endured her fair share shenanigans from Bills Mafia, and Stan Savran remembers his friend Tunch Ilkin.
Mark Kaboly of The Athletic has some lofty expectations for the 2021 Steelers, especially on offense. Mark Madden doesn't think Juju Smith-Schuster has the chops to fight anyone, let alone Jake Paul. And Merril Hoge remembers his longtime teammate and friend Tunch Ilkin.
Cam Heyward reacts to the TJ Watt contract situation and shares some insights into to team bonding ahead of Sunday's Week 1 matchup in Buffalo. Billy Gardell returns after a hiatus this summer, feeling better than ever. Plus, Gerry Dulac, our Mt. Rushmore of Yinzers, Remembering Tunch Ilkin and more.
Big Cat from Pardon My Take Podcast breaks down some of his favorite Tom Cruise movies and how he will save the sport of boxing. Missi Matthews doesn't have any inside information on TJ Watt's impending contract unfortunately, but there are some encouraging "signings," plus Sean Casey remembers a wicked bender in Chicago, and a look at this weekend's Allegheny County Music Festival happening at Heartwood Acres.
Bob Labriola of Steelers.com breaks down yesterday's cuts and why this version of the 53-man roster may not end up being the version we see in Buffalo in a few weeks. Plus, Mark Madden has adjusted his wager for the Steelers regular season record, but he definitely does not see Zach Banner as the solution to RT. And Mr. Wednesday Jeff Konkle has a method to his madness when it comes to grocery shopping.
Voodoo Brewery has a new IPA out, "Oh Mama," in conjunction with STYX. Plus, the fake high school that had everyone including ESPN fooled, Bill's list of other Pittsburgh sports related beers, and more
The Steelers made cuts over the weekend, and there are plenty more still to come. Gerry Dulac doesn't think they'll venture into the bargain bins from other teams too much, and also expects TJ Watt to be the highest paid defensive player in the league pretty soon. Plus, Tim Benz and the QB carousel that seems to have corrected itself and much more.
Dak Prescott admitted on Hard Knocks that he is afraid of mascots, which prompted Bill to search for the letter his mom wrote to the Pittsburgh Pirates after she was assaulted by the Pirate Parrot almost thirty years ago at the Reagent Square Picnic.
Bennie Snell may have fallen a few spots on the depth chart, but he should get a chance to make his case tonight, says Dale Lolley. Bill's mom once took on the Pirate Parrot and wrote a letter to express her disdain for the maritime pigeon-man who stole her cigarettes. Sean Collier is impressed by "Candyman," all that and much more.
PFT Commenter is looking to squash all the weight he put on from #GritWeek just in time for football season. Missi Matthews shares what to look for in tomorrow night's Pre-Season finale in Charlotte against the Panthers, which is shaping up to be Dwayne Haskin's final audition for the Black and Gold. Plus, Stan Savran and what the Pirates should have done four years ago.
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts passed away yesterday at the age of 80. We paid tribute to him this morning by revisiting numerous interviews of Watts and his bandmates over the years recounting their journey to rock n' roll stardom from 1963 and onward as part of the biggest band in the world. Plus, Mark Madden still isn't sold on the Steelers O-Line. Also, how you can win season tickets to every Pittsburgh sporting event for the next year.
Steelers Rookie tight end Pat Freiermuth confesses to only dropping two passes during camp. That's it. It's safe to say Steeler Nation is pretty high on 'Muth after Saturday night's two touchdown performance against the Lions, and the comparisons to another Steeler great are already pouring in