WestwoodOne and NBC Sports Group Sign More Affiliates to Meet Increasing Demand for Exceptional Audio Sports Programming
NEW YORK, NY, April 28, 2014 – NBC Sports Radio, a joint venture between WestwoodOne and NBC Sports Group, is celebrating a major milestone today as the network announces it has passed the 400 station mark.
"We are very proud of the tremendous growth the NBC Sports Radio Network has experienced since inception," said Charles Steinhauer, WestwoodOne's COO. "Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our top-rate talent, producers, and affiliate sales team we are able to continue to extend the reach of this outstanding sports talk content for our listeners and advertisers."
Rob Simmelkjaer, Senior Vice President, NBC Sports Ventures, said “Reaching this important milestone is the result of the hard work of our partners at Westwood One and Cumulus, and, of course, our great talent lineup.”
Among the newest stations added to NBC Sports Radio’s roster are Tribune's WGWG-FM, Chicago; Cumulus Media's KTCT-AM, San Francisco; Entercom's WEEI-FM, Boston; Grand Slam Sports' KFNS-AM, St. Louis; and Cumulus Media's WISW-AM, Columbia, SC.
NBC Sports Radio is fully-amped, 24/7 sports talk programming that entertains, informs, and engages sports fans nationwide. The network features an array of dynamic and passionate sports talk personalities, expert analysts, former players and coaches, and special contributors, including:
- Hosts: Erik Kuselias, Brian Kenny, Newy Scruggs, Donovan McNabb, Mark Malone, Amani Toomer, Eytan Shander, Jon Stashower, Dan Schwartzman, Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix, and more.
- NFL: Donovan McNabb, Mark Malone, Amani Toomer, Rodney Harrison, and Terrell Davis
- MLB: Chipper Jones
- NBA: Stan Van Gundy
NBC Sports Radio launched in September, 2012, with its full 24/7 rollout on April 1, 2013. It is produced and distributed by WestwoodOne, in partnership with NBC Sports Group. Programming is available on radio affiliates throughout the United States, as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports Radio mobile app, and on the websites of affiliates.
For more information on programming, please contact WestwoodOne 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 NBC Sports Radio
NBC Sports Radio is a joint venture between NBC Sports Group and WestwoodOne. It provides sports talk programming to radio stations nationwide and is distributed by WestwoodOne. Content includes hourly sports news updates, daily features, and long-form shows. On social media, join the NBC Sports Radio community on Twitter at twitter.com/nbcsportsradio. To listen live or on demand, or to find a station, visit www.nbcsportsradio.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.