93.7 The Fan has told its hosts not to talk about Frank Coonelly's DUI, Deadspin reports. Mark Madden mentioned that on Twitter earlier today, but it's Madden, so I decided to ignore it.
The topic apparently may only be discussed on the station in news updates. The decision by station management at 93.7 KDKA-FM, The Fan—a CBS Radio-owned property—is currently being tossed around Yinzer circles on Twitter, and a source has just confirmed it to me directly.
The Pirates apparently have "nothing to do with" The Fan's decision, but that's the station that's broadcasting the Pirates' games this year. I listen to The Fan a fair amount when I'm in town. I hope their coverage of the team will be trustworthy this year. It's important to cover the bad news as well as the good news, obviously.
UPDATE: Chris Mueller evidently is talking about the Coonelly issue on The Fan tonight.