Special Programming to Air on Memorial Day
NEW YORK, NY – May 20, 2020 – CUMULUS MEDIA’s Westwood One, the official network radio partner of the NFL, will air the original CBS Radio broadcast of Super Bowl I on Monday, May 25, marking the first time the national CBS Radio broadcast has been replayed in its entirety. Beginning at 8 p.m. ET the Green Bay Packers battle the Kansas City Chiefs, with Jack Drees and Tom Hedrick calling all the action from the game that launched the biggest sports spectacle on the calendar each year.
Ryan Radtke of Westwood One will host the re-broadcast which will also include comments from Hall of Famers Bart Starr, Len Dawson, Vince Lombardi, Hank Stram and more, as they remember that historic game.
The broadcast will also feature an archived CBS Radio interview from 2000 with the late Lamar Hunt, the founder of the AFL, owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, and the man who gave the Super Bowl its name. The interview examines the genesis of the game and Super Sunday. Westwood One’s Kevin Harlan, who has broadcast the last 10 Super Bowls for the network, also interviews Tom Hedrick about what it was like to witness and be a part of broadcast history on January 15, 1967. Coincidentally, years later, Hedrick was a professor at the University of Kansas, and Harlan was one of his students.
Where to Listen
Westwood One Sports’ line-up of NFL postseason rebroadcasts will be available on terrestrial radio stations nationwide and via TuneIn.
About Westwood One Sports
Westwood One Sports is home to some of the most exciting sports broadcasts on radio. In addition to being the exclusive network radio partner to the NFL since 1987 — featuring regular and post-season NFL football, including the playoffs and the Super Bowl — its other extensive properties include NCAA Basketball, including the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tournaments and the Final Four®; the Masters; the Olympics; the NHL and Stanley Cup Final; the Kentucky Derby; NCAA Football; and other marquee sports events. Westwood One also distributes and represents CBS Sports Radio. 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 westwoodonesports.com.
About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of CUMULUS MEDIA, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news, and entertainment content to over 250 million monthly listeners across an audio network of nearly 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, and Westwood One Backstage. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information please visit westwoodone.com.
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