Network Raises the Bar with Social Audio, an Exclusive Radio Row, and Fan Fest Activation
Westwood One 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 Radio
NEW YORK, NY, April 2, 2015
– Westwood One
, the official radio partner of the NCAA, has all the excitement on air, online and on-site as it presents exclusive audio coverage of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four
in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 4, 2015 and the NCAA® Men’s Division I Championship Game on Monday, April 6, 2015. The climax of NCAA® March Madness® will captivate listeners across numerous broadcast and digital platforms, including more than 500+ radio stations, SiriusXM, NCAA March Madness Live™, WestwoodOneSports.com
, and the TuneIn Radio app.
In addition to game coverage, Westwood One is taking the experience to the next level with a robust Radio Row presence and a consumer event at NCAA Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One®--a four-day interactive event for thousands of fans. Westwood One will be on site giving fans the opportunity to do their own broadcast video which they can share on social media while mingling with celebrities, athletes, and coaches who come through Fan Fest. Westwood One’s #ThisIsMyCast campaign taps into the personal broadcast wave and showcases the sharable nature of audio and its ability for sports content to connect with fans.
On Saturday, April 4, the broadcast day tips off at 3:30 pm ET from Lucas Oil Stadium with The Final Four Show. Game coverage begins at 4:30 pm ET with Michigan State vs. Duke, followed by Wisconsin vs. Kentucky, as the Wildcats attempt to make history and finish the season undefeated. Westwood One Sports’ Kevin Kugler provides the play-by-play, and Clark Kellogg will be the game analyst. Former UCLA All-American and three-time NCAA Player of the Year Bill Walton contributes analysis to the broadcast and Jim Gray serves as courtside reporter. Jason Horowitz hosts the pregame and halftime shows, with contributions from Alaa Abdelnaby and Bill Frieder.
The winners of Saturday’s games meet for the championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on Monday, April 6. Coverage tips off at 6:30 pm ET with “Championship Monday.” Game coverage begins at 7:30 pm ET.
Westwood One will also broadcast the NCAA Women’s Final Four and NCAA Women’s Division I Championship Game in Tampa on Sunday, April 5 and Tuesday, April 7, 2015. All three women’s games will also be available on multiple platforms for fans to enjoy nationwide.
Westwood One’s doubleheader coverage of the Women’s Final Four tips off from Amalie Arena at 6 pm ET, when Notre Dame faces South Carolina, followed by Maryland and Connecticut. The winners will meet Tuesday night. John Sadak, Debbie Antonelli, and Krista Blunk will describe all the action.
For a complete schedule of games, announcer bios, exclusive audio content, and a list of radio stations airing Westwood One’s broadcast of the Men ‘s and Women’s Final Four and the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division I Basketball Championship, log on to WestwoodOneSports.com.
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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, and Barclay's Premier League. 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 offers audio products to engage listeners whenever, wherever they are. We are a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience, reaching hundreds of millions of monthly listeners. Our portfolio features exclusive brands people love, such as the NFL, Red Carpet Radio, NASH, Rdio, and more. As the national-facing arm of Cumulus, we represent more than just a radio network; we are a multi-platform provider of sports, music, news, spoken word, and digital content. Visit westwoodone.com.
About the NCAA
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 460,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit www.ncaa.org and www.ncaa.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes.