Jim Gray Will Host Monday Night Football Broadcasts from the USS America with Special Guests, Including Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson
Network Will Also Broadcast Quicken Loans Veterans Classic
New York, NY – November 7, 2014 -- In a salute to our military past and present, Westwood One Sports will air two special broadcasts during Veterans Day week.
On Monday, November 10, 2014, Westwood One’s Monday Night Football broadcast of the Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles game will air its live pregame and halftime shows from aboard the brand new naval ship USS America, docked in San Diego Harbor. Westwood One Sports’ pregame and halftime host Jim Gray will be joined onboard the ship by Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson. In addition, the broadcast will feature Monday Night Football weekly contributors Tom Brady and Larry Fitzgerald. Brady, Fitzgerald, and Dickerson will field football questions from the sailors during the broadcast. Pregame coverage begins at 7:45 pm ET. Kevin Harlan and Boomer Esiason will call all the game action from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
USS America (LHA 6) is the first ship of the America-class amphibious assault ship class and the fourth ship to bear the name America. Commissioned on October 11, 2014, the ship acts as the flagship on an expeditionary strike group or amphibious ready group. America is homeported in San Diego, California.
Then, on Friday, November 14, 2014, Westwood One will air the inaugural Quicken Loans Veterans Classic from the campus of the US Naval Academy. The college basketball doubleheader—featuring Tennessee vs. #15 VCU and #18 Michigan State at Navy—tips off Westwood One’s season-long coverage. John Sadak and Hall of Fame coach John Thompson will deliver all the action from Alumni Hall, beginning at 6:15 pm ET.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to broadcast these programs from the USS America and the Naval Academy,” said Howard Deneroff, EVP/Executive Producer, Westwood One Sports. “We have tremendous appreciation for our military and we know that many of them are huge sports fans. We look forward to sharing these events with them in person and with our listeners nationwide.”
Westwood One’s broadcast of Monday Night Football can be heard on more than 500 radio stations nationwide, as well as on SiriusXM satellite radio, NFL.com/Audiopass, and NFL Mobile from Verizon.
Westwood One’s NCAA Basketball coverage can be heard on more than 250 radio stations nationwide, streamed online for free at westwoodonesports.com, and via the TuneIn online and mobile app.