NCAA® Final Four® Spanish Broadcast to be presented by Werner Ladder and in alliance with ESPN Deportes Radio
Westwood One’s Final Four® Coverage Connects 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, TuneIn, and Amazon Alexa
NEW YORK, NY, March 27, 2018 – Westwood One, the largest radio network in the U.S., and the exclusive national audio partner of the NCAA, will present comprehensive coverage of the NCAA® Final Four®, live from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, as (11) Loyola-Chicago takes on (3) Michigan and (1) Kansas battles (1) Villanova in the semifinals. Westwood One’s coverage of the NCAA® Final Four® tips off Saturday, March 31, at 3:30 pm ET with The Final Four Show. Game coverage begins at 4:30 pm ET. The National Championship tips off on Monday, April 2, at 6:30 pm ET with the pregame broadcast, Championship Monday, followed by game coverage at 7:30 pm ET.
New for 2018 is the ability to access live audio, game highlights, and more via the Westwood One Sports Skill on Amazon Alexa. Customers can enable the Westwood One Sports Alexa skill to listen to the live stream of Final Four action plus to access the most exciting play-by-play highlights.
ALL-STAR BROADCAST TEAMS
The trio of Kevin Kugler, Hall of Fame Coach John Thompson, and Clark Kellogg will announce all the action for the Final Four and the National Championship in English. Kellogg will be doing double-duty in San Antonio, simultaneously serving as a studio analyst for CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ television coverage. Jim Gray will serve as courtside reporter, Jason Horowitz will be the pregame and halftime host, and former NCAA Players of the Year Jim Jackson and Hall of Famer Bill Walton will provide pregame, halftime, and postgame analysis. Horowitz and Jackson will host The Final Four Show and Championship Monday broadcasts.
The Spanish-language broadcast will be called by Rafael Hernández Brito (play-by-play), former All-American Greivis Vásquez (analysis), and Clemson Smith Muñiz (pregame/halftime host). The Spanish Final Four broadcast is presented by Werner Ladder, the official ladder of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships.
ROBUST RADIO ROW
Westwood One’s exclusive Radio Row — taking place Thursday, March 29 and Friday, March 30 — will feature an array of athletes, former athletes, and coaches engaging with 17 local radio stations from around the country and national sports talk networks CBS Sports Radio, NBC Sports Radio, and FOX Sports Radio.
WHERE TO LISTEN
Coverage can be heard on more than 500 radio stations across the country, WestwoodOneSports.com, and SiriusXM radio. Additionally, the broadcasts will be available for fans via NCAA.com/MarchMadness, TuneIn, on the free TuneIn app and via Amazon Alexa. The Spanish Final Four broadcast will be heard on more than 40 ESPN Deportes Radio stations nationwide, on SiriusXM, on TuneIn, and on WestwoodOneSports.com.
NCAA audio is consumed on the go; 64% of all time spent with Westwood One’s NCAA coverage occurs away from home. Out of home listening jumps to 71% among 18-34 millennials.
(Source: Nielsen Audio, 45 PPM markets, Listening Location (% of average quarter hour audience), persons 18+, time periods of Westwood One NCAA tournament broadcasts, 3/16/16 – 4/3/17, persons 18+, average of all NCAA Tournament time periods.)
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About Westwood One Sports
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About the NCAA
The NCAA is a diverse association of more than 1,100 member colleges and universities that prioritize academics, well-being and fairness to create greater opportunities for nearly half a million student-athletes each year. The NCAA provides a pathway to higher education and beyond for student-athletes pursuing academic goals and competing in NCAA sports. More than 54,000 student-athletes experience the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics by competing in NCAA championships each year. Visit ncaa.org and ncaa.com for more details about the Association and the corporate partnerships that support the NCAA and its student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola as official corporate champions and the following elite companies as official corporate partners: Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Enterprise, Google Cloud, Indeed, Infiniti, Intel, Lowe’s, Marriott International, Nabisco, Northwestern Mutual, Pizza Hut, Reese’s, Unilever and Wendy’s.
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