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Greg Brown is currently an announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh and 104.7 FM radio. He has worked in the booth for the Pirates since 1994. He works with Steve Blass, Bob Walk, John Wehner, and Tim Neverett. Brown called games with Lanny Frattare until Frattare retired after the 2008 season (Frattare called Pirates games for 33 years).

Brown was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in Mechanicsburg, PA. He became a Pirates fan through the broadcasts on KDKA radio and would visit Pittsburgh each summer with his parents to see some games at Three Rivers Stadium. Brown enrolled at Point Park College and landed an internship with the Pirates' promotion department in 1979. Among his duties were serving as the backup Pirate Parrot. He then worked in the Pirates' front office for 10 years in a variety of roles for the sales, broadcasting and public relations departments. He was the public address announcer in 1987 and did weekend sports anchoring at WFMJ-TV in Youngstown, OH in 1988.

Brown spent five seasons (1989-93) doing play-by-play for the Pirates' Class AAA affiliate in Buffalo, NY. He also hosted a sports talk show on WGR radio. For three seasons (1991-93), Brown was the color analyst on Buffalo Bills radio broadcasts and also hosted pre-game and post-game shows for the Bills games.

Brown and his wife Kim have one son, Ryan.

Brown is known for his call "Raise the Jolly Roger" after every Pirates win. This is keeping in line with Pirate broadcasters, such as Lanny Frattare and Bob Prince, who like to end a Pirate win with a similar statement.

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Preceded by
John Murphy
Buffalo Bills color commentator
1990–1993
Succeeded by
John Murphy
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