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Announcer

Phone: (412) ***-****  HQ Phone
Pittsburgh Steelers
3400 South Water Street
Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania 15203
United States

Company Description: The Pittsburgh Steelers are proud to be a part of the western Pennsylvania community. The organization's strong commitment to this area dates back to 1933 when...   more
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Education

  • Central Catholic High School
  • Bachelor of Arts degree
    Duquesne University
  • U.S. Army Information School
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This year's recipient of the Cope ...
www.hsconnect.com, 4 Aug 2013 [cached]
This year's recipient of the Cope award was Bill Hillgrove, longtime play-by-play announcer for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the football and basketball teams at the University of Pittsburgh. Cope, who died in 2008, worked alongside Hillgrove on Steelers broadcasts for more than a decade before he retired in 2005.
While not billed as a roast, his media colleagues made every effort to get a dig or two in while paying tribute to Hillgrove. And the list of those who made to trip to the little town of Hickory was impressive. Among those on hand to recognize Hillgrove and remember Cope were Andrew Stockey, Guy Junker and Sally Wiggin of WTAE-TV, where Hillgrove once served as sports director; Paul Alexander and Kent Tekulve of ROOT Sports; current Pirates broadcaster Steve Blass; Alby Oxenreiter of WPXI-TV; and Craig Wolfley, who patrols the sidelines during Steelers broadcasts. Among those on hand to recognize Hillgrove and remember Cope were Andrew Stockey, Guy Junker and Sally Wiggin of WTAE-TV, where Hillgrove once served as sports director; Paul Alexander and Kent Tekulve of ROOT Sports; current Pirates broadcaster Steve Blass; Alby Oxenreiter of WPXI-TV; and Craig Wolfley, who patrols the sidelines during Steelers broadcasts.
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To a person, they recognized Hillgrove as being a generous man who has a tough time saying no when asked to participate in community events. They also pointed out that he is, arguably, one of the best, if not the best, play-by-play guys in the National Football League. He has a style that makes it easy for fans to follow the games.
It was a point driven home by Alexander, who said Hillgrove is among a handful of announcers around the country whose presence at a game means fans need to stand up and take notice.
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It's a formula that works today with Hillgrove, Wolfley and Tunch Ilkin.
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Like Cope, Hillgrove has stayed involved in helping the communities around the Tri-State Area.
What made the evening even more special is that Hillgrove received the award, a creation of Lions Club member Rick Schohn and artist Fran Hnat, from Elizabeth Cope, Myron's daughter.
NICK MARZOCK Appearances
www.nickmarzock.com, 26 Nov 2010 [cached]
Pittsburgh Smoker Hosted by Bill Hillgrove
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Pittsburgh Smoker Night with host Bill Hillgrove of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pitt Panthers, Rivers Club, 6pm
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Pittsburgh Smoker Night with host Bill Hillgrove of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pitt Panthers, Rivers Club, 6pm
Mid-Season Report
www.steelertribute.com, 6 Dec 2011 [cached]
The "Everyone Knows It But No One Wants To Say It" Story of the Year: Steelers announcer Bill Hillgrove, who has called three of the team's seven Super Bowls, has been way off this season and has even seemed unable to follow the play at times. Like most of Steeler Nation, I love Hillgrove and have enjoyed his calls over the years, but maybe it is time to start thinking about hanging it up. Both Jack Flemming and Myron Cope stayed in the booth longer than they should have, and Hillgrove is risking doing the same.
Gone, but never forgotten - PittsburghLIVE.com
www.pittsburghlive.com, 23 June 2005 [cached]
Bill Hillgrove, the Steelers Radio Network's play-by-play announcer and Cope's broadcast partner since 1994 (when he replaced the late Jack Fleming), said such a decision is a no-brainer.
Autoworld.com - BETTIS GOES FROM ROLLING AS 'THE BUS' TO RUSHING LIKE POPULAR FORD TRUCK
www.autoworld.com, 21 Jan 2006 [cached]
The Steelers' play-by-play TV announcer, Bill Hillgrove, says he wasn't surprised by Bettis' comments.
"He's always had a very realistic self-image," Hillgrove said.
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