Former Beaver County Radio Personality Randy Cosgrove passes away at the age of 67

(Beaver Falls, Pa.) Randy Cosgrove, who worked for Beaver County Radio on two different occasions, has passed away at the age of 67 after a long battle with health issues. Cosgrove was probably most widely known for his stint as the Public Address Announcer for the Pittsburgh Steelers for 15 years before resigning in 2012.

Randy Cosgrove and Dave Justice at a WMBA live remote broadcast in 1996. Courtesy of Bob Frynkewicz.

Randy was a wealth of sports knowledge and he loved sharing that with everyone with whom he crossed paths with. Cosgrove was most recently hired as the Athletic Director at Bishop Canevin earlier this year.

Cosgrove started out at WMBA back in 1989 when he hosted a sports talk show on Saturday mornings with Bob Pompeani called “More Sports”.  He eventually moved to weekday afternoons and hosted a show called the “Early Line”.  Later on, the show was named “Talkin’ Sports”.   Cosgrove worked for WMBA until 1998 when he moved on to become the Athletic Director at Ambridge School District,  a position he held until 2012.

Randy Cosgrove, Dr. Michael Sisk and Dante Petrella at a live broadcast on WMBA at Monaca Wal Mart in 1992. Courtesy of Dr. Michael Sisk.

Cosgrove then returned to Beaver County Radio in 2014 as an account executive and started a new Saturday morning sports show along with current Beaver County Radio Program Director, Frank Sparks, called the “Saturday Sports Slam”.  The show continues to air on Saturdays from 8 until 10 and is currently hosted by Matt Drzik and Greg Benedetti.

Randy Cosgrove was a graduate of Plum High School and Ashland University.  In addition to the previously mentioned positions, he also worked at Robert Morris University and The Pennsylvania Special Olympics.  Most recently he resided in Coraopolis, PA where he was active as a church trustee and in youth sports programs. Cosgrove also served for a period of time as an

Randy Cosgrove and Bob Pompeani at Miller and Sons Chevrolet in Aliquippa in 1998. Courtesy of Rosanne Robinson.

Advisory Board Member for Beaver County Children and Youth Services.

Randy will be sadly missed by all that knew him. Our condolences go out to the entire Cosgrove family.