WESTWOODONE CELEBRATES NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® WITH EXCLUSIVE AUDIO COVERAGE OF THE 2014 NCAA® MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

 

WestwoodOne Will Connect Fans and Consumers Across Multiple Platforms 
500+ Radio Stations, SiriusXM, NCAA March Madness Live™ Mobile App, Plus Free Online Streaming at WestwoodOneSports.com, NCAA.com, and TuneIn Radio

NEW YORK, NY, March 13, 2014 – WestwoodOne, America's leader in radio play-by-play sports, is proud to present exclusive coverage of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship beginning on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Full play-by-play action from 67 men’s basketball games includes the First Four®, games from all eight second-round and third-round sites, four regional semifinals and finals venues, and all three games from the NCAA Men’s Final Four® at AT&T Stadium in North Texas.

WestwoodOne will also broadcast the Division II Men’s Basketball Championship game from Evansville, IN, on Saturday, March 29, 2014. WestwoodOne will provide coverage of all four NCAA Women’s Regional Finals on March 31 and April 1, 2014, the Women’s Final Four® on April 6, 2014, and the Women’s Championship Game, live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

WestwoodOne tips it all off with Selection Sunday™ on Sunday, March 16, hosted by Jason Horowitz and Hall of Fame Coach John Thompson.

Complete NCAA men's tournament coverage will be heard on more than 500 radio stations nationwide and via SiriusXM Radio satellite radio. All 67 Men’s Division I games will also be streamed online for free at westwoodonesports.com and NCAA.com/marchmadness. Additionally, the broadcasts will be available for fans on mobile devices via the NCAA March Madness Live app and TuneIn Radio.

"There’s nothing that engages sports fans more than March Madness," says Howard Deneroff, EVP/Executive Producer, WestwoodOne Sports. "We have assembled an amazing team that will deliver all the thrilling action and sounds of the games to listeners across multiple platforms. WestwoodOne will be on-air, online, and on mobile devices, so fans never have to miss a minute."

WestwoodOne's coverage features a wealth of renowned commentators and analysts, including Hall of Famer and former Georgetown Coach John Thompson, All-Americans Jim Jackson, Kelly Tripucka, Kyle Macy and Kevin Grevey, former SEC Player of the Year Will Perdue, Donny Marshall, coaches Bill Frieder and PJ Carlesimo, and three-time NCAA Player of the Year and Hall of Famer Bill Walton. The roster of play-by-play announcers includes Kevin Kugler, Ian Eagle, Ted Robinson, Tom McCarthy, Dave Sims, John Tautges, Brad Sham, Scott Graham, Wayne Larrivee and Gary Cohen. Jason Horowitz and Coach Steve Lappas will anchor the coverage from WestwoodOne's New York City studios.

In addition, WestwoodOne 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 TodayThe Final Four Show, and Championship Monday.

For a complete schedule of games, announcer bios, exclusive audio content, and a list of radio stations airing WestwoodOne’s broadcast of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, log on to westwoodonesports.com.

NCAA, First Four, Final Four, Women’s Final Four and Selection Sunday are trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

About WestwoodOne Sports 

WestwoodOne 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, WestwoodOne 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. WestwoodOne also distributes NBC Sports Radio. On social media, join the WestwoodOne 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, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cumulus, activates the power of sound to deliver compelling cross-platform audio content to more than 9,100 media partners and 225 million consumers each week. Westwood One’s rich array of content and services includes live play-by-play sports and sports talk programming; music and entertainment programs; news, talk, and information programming, 24/7 music formats; prep services; customized music, jingles and imaging; and national sales representation. www.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 450,000 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. Visitwww.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.

 


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