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This morning, iHeartMedia Pittsburgh's Steelers Radio Network announced its program line-up changes to its broadcast team, which includes Craig Wolfley replacing his longtime friend and teammate Tunch Ilkin as the color analyst.
Ilkin, who served in the role for the last 23 seasons, retired earlier this year. Wolfley has served as a sideline analyst on the Steelers game day broadcast since 2002 and will join play-by-play announcer Bill Hillgrove in the broadcast booth, who is heading into his 28th season.
"This is an incredible honor knowing the people who proceeded me in this seat and a lineage I hope I do justice to," Wolfley said. "I'm looking forward to working with an incredible team on Steelers broadcasts."
In addition, former Steelers offensive lineman and two-time Super Bowl champion Max Starks will join Missi Matthews for sideline reports during the Steelers Game Broadcast. Starks has recently served as a sideline reporter for Westwood One on their NFL coverage. Starks will also contribute to Steelers-produced programming throughout the season.
"I am honored to be back on the Steelers sideline once again," Starks said. "I've traded in my helmet for a headset, and I'm excited to join the Steelers Radio Network and keep the Lineman tradition alive on the broadcasts!"