Network’s Coverage to Include the Final Four® in Spanish for the First Time on any Platform
March Madness® Celebration 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, 2017 – Brace your brackets! Westwood One will tip off coverage of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Fans will be able to hear full play-by-play action from all 67 men’s basketball games, including the First Four®, games from all eight first-round and second-round sites, plus regional semifinals and finals. In addition, Westwood One will broadcast the NCAA Men’s Final Four® on Saturday, April 1, and the National Championship Game on Monday, April 3, in both English and Spanish, live from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Where to Listen
Westwood One’s complete NCAA Men's tournament coverage can be heard on more than 500 radio stations nationwide and via SiriusXM. 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.
All-Star Broadcast Team
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 in English. The Spanish-language broadcast will be called by Rafael Hernandez Brito, Greivis Vásquez, and Clemson Smith Muñiz.
Kellogg will be doing double-duty in Glendale, 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 National Championship.
In addition to Kellogg, Thompson and Walton, 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, and Eric Montross; former SEC Player of the Year Will Perdue; former coaches Mike Montgomery and P.J. Carlesimo; former Big East standouts Donny Marshall and Austin Croshere.
The roster of tournament play-by-play announcers includes Kugler, Ian Eagle, Gary Cohen, Tom McCarthy, Scott Graham, John Sadak, Brandon Gaudin, Craig Way, Chris Carrino, and Ted Emrich.
Jason Horowitz and Jon Crispin 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 2017 schedule of NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament broadcasts:
- First Four Doubleheaders - March 14 & 15 @ 6:30pm ET
- First Round Quadrupleheaders - March 16 & 17 @ 12 noon ET
- Second Round Quadrupleheaders - March 18 & 19 @ 12 noon ET
- Regional Semifinal Doubleheaders - March 23 & 24 @ 7:00 pm ET
- Men’s Division II Championship - March 25, 2:45 pm ET
- Regional Final Doubleheaders - March 25 @ 6:00 pm ET, March 26 @ 2:00 pm ET
- Men’s Final Four - April 1 @ 4:30 pm ET
- Men’s National Championship - April 3 @ 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.
NCAA, First Four, Final Four, and March Madness are trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
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 Kentucky Derby, the NHL, The Stanley Cup Final, and more. 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 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 Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. For more information, please visit www.westwoodone.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 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 ncaa.org and 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 AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola as official corporate champions and the following elite companies as official corporate partners: Allstate, Amazon Echo, Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Enterprise, Infiniti, LG, Lowe’s, Marriott International, Nabisco, Northwestern Mutual, Pizza Hut, Reese’s, Unilever and Wendy’s.