Westwood One Will Connect College Hoops Fans and Consumers across Multiple Platforms--500+ Radio Stations, SiriusXM, NCAA March Madness Live™, Plus Free Online Streaming at WestwoodOneSports.com, NCAA.com, and TuneIn
NEW YORK, NY, March 13, 2016 – Westwood One will present exclusive coverage of the 2016 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Full play-by-play action from all 67 men’s basketball games includes the First Four®, games from all eight first-round and second-round sites, plus the regional semifinals and finals. In addition, Westwood One will broadcast the NCAA Men’s Final Four® on Saturday, April 2, and the National Championship Game on Monday, April 4, live from NRG Stadium in Houston. Complete NCAA Men's tournament coverage can be heard on more than 500 radio stations nationwide and via SiriusXM radio. All 67 Division I men’s games will also be streamed online for free at NCAA.com/MarchMadness and on westwoodonesports.com. Additionally, the broadcasts will be available for fans on mobile devices via NCAA March Madness Live, TuneIn.com, and the free TuneIn app.
The trio of Kevin Kugler, Hall of Fame Coach John Thompson, and Clark Kellogg will announce all the action for the Final Four and the National Championship. Kellogg will be doing double-duty in Houston, simultaneously serving as a studio analyst for CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ television coverage. Immediately following the pregame show broadcast on the TV set, Kellogg will make his way courtside to the Westwood One radio broadcast position to join Kugler and Thompson. Then he will rejoin TV for halftime before repeating the process in the second half and postgame.
Jim Gray will serve as courtside reporter and three-time NCAA Player of the Year and Hall of Famer Bill Walton will provide pregame, halftime, and postgame analysis for The Final Four® and the National Championship.
In addition to Kellogg and Thompson, Westwood One's coverage of NCAA® March Madness® also features a wealth of renowned commentators and analysts, including former All-Americans Jim Jackson, Kelly Tripucka, Dan Dickau, Eric Montross, and Kevin Grevey; former SEC Player of the Year Will Perdue; former Connecticut standout Donny Marshall; and former coaches Mike Montgomery, and P.J. Carlesimo.
The roster of tournament play-by-play announcers includes Kugler, Ian Eagle, Gary Cohen, Tom McCarthy, Scott Graham, John Sadak, Wayne Larrivee, Kevin Calabro, Brandon Gaudin, and Chris Carrino.
Jason Horowitz and Coach Bill Frieder will anchor the network coverage from Westwood One's New York City studios. Brad Heller will anchor Westwood One’s coverage on the satellite, online, and mobile platforms.
Here is Westwood One’s 2016 schedule of NCAA® Men’s Basketball Tournament broadcasts:
|First Four® Doubleheaders:
||Tuesday, March 15, 6:30 pm ET
Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 pm ET
|First Round Quadrupleheaders:
||Thursday, March 17, 12 noon ET
Friday, March 18, 12 noon ET
|Second Round Quadrupleheaders:
||Saturday, March 19, 12 noon ET
Sunday, March 20, 12 noon ET
|Regional Semifinal Doubleheaders:
||Thursday, March 24, 7:00 pm ET
Friday, March 25, 7:00 pm ET
|Men’s Division II Championship:
||Saturday, March 26, 2:45 pm ET
|Regional Final Doubleheaders
||Saturday, March 26, 6:00 pm ET
Sunday, March 27, 6:00 pm ET
|Men’s Final Four®:
||Saturday, April 2, 4:30 pm ET
|Men’s National Championship:
||Monday, April 4, 7:30 pm ET
Westwood One also produces an outstanding lineup of college basketball programming, including Great Moments in Tournament History, a 60-second daily historical feature, plus one-hour preview shows The NCAA Tournament Today, The Final Four Show, and Championship Monday.
For a complete schedule of games, announcer bios, exclusive audio content, and a list of radio stations airing Westwood One’s broadcast of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, log on to westwoodonesports.com.
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About Westwood One Sports
Westwood One Sports is home to some of the most exciting sports broadcasts on radio. In addition to NCAA Basketball, including the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tournaments and the Final Four; it is also the exclusive provider of the Frozen Four®, the Men’s Lacrosse Championship, and the Men's and Women's College World Series®. In addition, Westwood One has been the exclusive network radio partner to the NFL since 1987. Its other properties include the Masters, the Olympics, the Triple Crown, and Barclays Premier League. Westwood One also distributes NBC Sports Radio and CBS Sports Radio 24/7 sports talk. On social media, join the Westwood One Sports community on Facebook at facebook.com/westwoodonesports and Twitter at twitter.com/westwood1sports. For more information, visit www.westwoodonesports.com
About the NCAA
The NCAA is a diverse association of more than 1,100 member colleges and universities that prioritize academics, well-being and fairness to create greater opportunities for nearly a half a million student-athletes each year. The NCAA provides a pathway to higher education and beyond for student-athletes pursuing academic goals and competing in NCAA sports. More than 54,000 student-athletes experience the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics by competing in NCAA championships each year. Visit www.ncaa.org and www.ncaa.com for more details about the Association and the corporate partnerships that support the NCAA and its student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have the following elite companies as official Corporate Champions AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola and the following elite companies as official Corporate Partners: Allstate, Amazon Echo, Bing (Microsoft), Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Enterprise, Infiniti, LG, Lowe’s, Nabisco, Northwestern Mutual, Reese’s, Unilever and UPS.
About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers audio products to reach listeners whenever, wherever they are. Westwood One is a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience — with 8,200 broadcast radio stations and media partners who reach 245 million weekly listeners. The company’s portfolio features premium content with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.