Network Features a Robust Schedule of 100 Games
New York, NY – September 9, 2015 – Westwood One, the exclusive network radio partner for the National Football League, is proud to announce its 2015 NFL broadcast season package featuring 100 games.
The 2015 NFL regular season schedule kicks off on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:45 pm ET when the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots host the Pittsburgh Steelers. The season concludes with historic Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, home of the San Francisco 49ers, on Sunday, February 7, 2016. For the complete schedule of games, visit www.westwoodonesports.com. Westwood One’s NFL broadcasts can be heard on nearly 500 radio stations nationwide, as well as on SiriusXM radio and through NFL Game Pass (NFL.com/gamepass), which is available on NFL.com and the NFL Mobile from Verizon app.
Kevin Harlan and former quarterback and NFL MVP Boomer Esiason return to the booth as the lead broadcast crew for Monday Night Football. This marks Harlan’s sixth full season behind the microphone and Esiason’s 16th season as the lead analyst on Monday nights. Two-time NFL MVP Kurt Warner will fill-in for Esiason on select Monday Night games during the season. Jim Gray will anchor the pregame and halftime portions of Monday Night Football and the Super Bowl for the 15th straight season. Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Arizona Cardinals’ wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald return as contributors and will join Jim in the pregame show each Monday night.
Kevin Kugler will once again be the voice of Sunday Night Football, his third straight year in that role for the network. Hall of Famer James Lofton remains as the color analyst, his seventh season in the booth. For the 8th consecutive season, Ian Eagle will call all the action on Thursday Night Football. Tim Ryan and Tony Boselli will alternate as the analysts for this package of games. Scott Graham returns for the as the pregame/halftime/postgame host of all the remaining games in the primetime package, his seventh consecutive year in that role.
For Sunday afternoon NFL broadcasts, Tom McCarthy returns as play-by-play announcer and will pair with former NFL offensive lineman Ross Tucker to form one of the regular broadcast tandems. John Sadak and former Steelers quarterback Mark Malone will call the other Sunday afternoon game each week. Kevin Lee will fill-in on play-by-play on select Sunday afternoon games.
Find more information and bios of Westwood One’s NFL announcers here.
This season’s NFL package consists of the following 100 nationally-featured games:
- Opening Kickoff game
- 17 Monday Night games (including one doubleheader)
- 17 Sunday Night games
- 15 Thursday Night games (including Thanksgiving night)
- 2 Saturday Night games
- Thanksgiving Day doubleheader
- 17 Sunday Afternoon doubleheaders
- 12 Postseason games, including the 2016 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl 50
In addition to live game coverage, Westwood One Sports also offers the features NFL Insider, NFL today, NFL Preview, and Fantasy Football Forecast.
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