McNabb & Malone, Amani and Dan, and Brian Webber Will Connect Listeners with the #1 Celebrity Sports Event
NEW YORK, NY, July 11, 2014 – NBC Sports Radio, a joint venture between Westwood One and NBC Sports Group, will broadcast live from this week’s 25th Annual American Century Championship, the premiere celebrity golf tournament. The event, owned and produced by NBC Sports and sponsored by American Century Investments, features some of sports’ and entertainment’s biggest celebrities and raises funds for local and national charities.
NBC Sports Radio will broadcast two of its weekday programs live Thursday, July 17 and Friday, July 18 from Edgewood and Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Under Center with McNabb & Malone (3-7 pm, ET), featuring former NFL prosDonovan McNabb and Mark Malone, and Going Deep with Amani and Dan (10 pm-1 am, ET), hosted by former NY Giant wide receiver Amani Toomer and Dan Schwartzman, will engage listeners with reports from the green and interviews with the tournament’s celebrity players. Weekend coverage will include Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison and Dan Schwartzman and more reporting from NBC Sports Radio’s Brian Webber.
Schwartzman recently moved from overnights to Going Deep with Amani and Dan co-host. NBC Sports Radio’s Jason Page is now taking on the overnights with Up Late with Jason Page. He will also do a weekend version of his show on Saturday nights from 6-p pm ET. In addition, Scott Seidenberg will host The Scott Seidenberg Show on Saturday nights from 9 pm-1 am ET. He will also be anchoring weekday morning updates on the network. The Dave Smith Show takes over the Sunday 9 pm-1 am slot.
“We are thrilled to be back at the ACC, especially for its silver anniversary,” said Jack Silver, NBC Sports Radio’s Program Director. “It brings great synergy to our NBC partnership and allows us to connect radio sports fans to this classic event. Plus, it’s a perfect environment to showcase our new pairing of Amani Toomer with Dan Schwartzman. The energy and passion they share is palpable and we’re excited to debut the team.”
More than 80 celebrities are scheduled to appear and compete for a total purse of $600,000, including NBC Sports Radio host Rodney Harrison (Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison and Dan Schwartzman) and contributor Terrell Davis, Charles Barkley, Aaron Rodgers, Steve Young, Ray Romano, John Elway, Jerome Bettis, Jerry Rice, Bill Engvall, Kevin Nealon, Dan Jansen, Mike Eruzione, and John O’Hurley.
In honor of American Century Investments Founder James Stowers Jr., an investment management innovator and philanthropist who recently passed away at the age of 90, the official national beneficiary of the 2014 tournament is the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization focused on guiding the development of innovative approaches to treat, diagnose, and prevent disease. Several local charities will also benefit from the tournament proceeds. To date, American Century Investments and NBC Sports have raised more than $4 million for local and national charities through the American Century Championship.
NBC Sports Radio is now in its second full year and reaches more than 400 affiliated stations. For more information on programming, please contact Westwood One at NBCSportsRadio@westwoodone.com. For a complete schedule of shows, bios, exclusive audio content, and a list of radio stations airing NBC Sports Radio, log on to NBCSportsRadio.com.
About American Century Investments
American Century Investments is a leading, privately- controlled investment management firm serving professionals, institutions, corporations and individuals since 1958. Through its ownership structure, more than 40 percent of company profits support research to help find cures for genetically -based diseases including cancer, diabetes and dementia. Since 2000, nearly $1 billion have been directed toward lifesaving research.
About NBC Sports Radio
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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.