Networks Joined by Horse Racing Radio Network for Robust Race Coverage and Behind-the-Scenes Content

April 30, 2018

WHAT: The 144th Kentucky Derby, the first leg of this year’s Triple Crown.

WHO: Westwood One presents national radio and audio streaming play-by-play coverage of the 144th Kentucky Derby, live from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. This broadcast is in conjunction with NBC Sports Radio and the Horse Racing Radio Network.

Mike Penna of the Horse Racing Radio Network anchors the Kentucky Derby coverage and will be joined by analyst and Keeneland announcer Kurt Becker. Longtime horse race owner and radio executive Dan Mason and horse racing reporter Tom Leach will contribute to the coverage, while former jockey Jeff Bloom will serve as trackside reporter. Steve Goldstein will report from the paddock and red carpet areas. NBC Sports’ Larry Collmus will call play-by-play of the race.

WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2018, 5:00 – 7:30 pm ET

WHERE: Programming will be available on NBC Sports Radio affiliates, as well as on,, the NBC Sports Radio mobile app, SiriusXM Radio, and TuneIn and the free TuneIn mobile app. Fans can also follow the race on the NBC Sports Radio station on Apple Music and via the Westwood One Sports Skill on Amazon Alexa.

Contact: Jana Polsky | Westwood One | | (212) 641-2101