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Westwood One Partners with NBCUniversal to Present Exclusive U.S. Radio Coverage of The 2016 Rio Olympics

Westwood One offers audio products to engage listeners whenever, wherever they are. We are a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience, reaching 245 million people each week through 453 owned-and-operated stations in 90 US media markets, more than 8,200 broadcast radio affiliates and numerous digital channels. Our portfolio features exclusive brands people love, such as the NFL, NASH, 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.

Live Coverage to Include 24/7 Updates, Longform Programming, and Exclusive Play-by-Play of Basketball, Soccer, and Golf

NEW YORK, NY, August 1, 2016Westwood One, America’s network radio leader in live play-by-play sports, is proud to partner with U. S. Olympics rights holder NBCUniversal to present live radio coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From the moment the Olympic Torch is lit on Friday, August 5, through the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, August 21, Westwood One Sports will once again be on hand to provide exclusive in-depth coverage of Rio 2016 and bring the excitement of Olympic competition to listeners across America, via radio stations nationwide, as well as SiriusXM and TuneIn.

A division of NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal’s Olympic coverage. NBCUniversal has the broadcast rights in the USA for the Olympic Games through 2032. Those rights run across all media platforms, including over-the-air television, subscription television, internet, and mobile.

Westwood One Sports’ exclusive national radio coverage of Rio 2016 will include:

Westwood One’s coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics will feature an all-star team of announcers and Olympians:

• Opening/Closing Ceremonies: Joe Tolleson and Olympic Historian David Wallechinsky

• Swimming: Patrick Kinas and Dara Torres (12-time Olympic medalist)

• Gymnastics: Sam Gore and Amanda Borden (1996 Gold Medalist)

• Track & Field: Ted Emrich and Carol Lewis (three-time Olympian)

• Basketball: Kevin Kugler and PJ Carlesimo (1992 Dream Team assistant coach)

• Soccer: Joe Tolleson and Tony DiCicco (1996 Gold Medal U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer Head Coach)

• Golf: Kevin Kugler and Charlie Rymer (former PGA tour player)

• Tonight in Rio Hosts: Steve Mason and Kevin Kugler (with contributions from Olympic historian David Wallechinsky)

For more information, including schedules, announcer bios, and audio links, click here.

About Westwood One Sports

Westwood One Sports is home to some of the most exciting sports broadcasts on radio and has been the official U.S. radio broadcaster of every Olympics since 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. Westwood One will return to South Korea for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang in February, 2018.
Westwood One is also the exclusive network radio partner to the NFL since 1987, covering the regular season, the post- season, and the Super Bowl. In addition, Westwood One broadcasts NCAA Football; NCAA Basketball–including the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tournaments and the Final Four; The Masters; The Triple Crown; the Stanley Cup; and other marquee sports events. Westwood One also distributes NBC Sports Radio. On social media, join the Westwood One Sports community on Facebook at westwoodonesports and Twitter @westwood1sports. For more information, visit

About Westwood One

Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers audio products to reach listeners whenever, wherever they are. Westwood One is a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience — with 8,200 broadcast radio stations and media partners who reach 245 million weekly listeners. The company’s portfolio features premium content with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. For more information, please visit www.westwoodone.com.

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