Kevin Harlan, Hall of Famer Kurt Warner, Super Bowl-winning Coach Mike Holmgren, Tony Boselli, Ed Werder, Jim Gray, and Scott Graham Will Broadcast Live from Atlanta, with Contributions from Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald, Hall of Famer Rod Woodson, and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport
New York, NY – January 24, 2019 – Westwood One, the largest radio network in the U.S. and the exclusive network radio partner for the National Football League, will present comprehensive coverage of Super Bowl LIII, live from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, February 3, 2019. The network will feature a full schedule of game day programming leading up to kickoff, when the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams for the title. This is a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI, when Tom Brady and the Patriots beat Kurt Warner and the Rams. It was Brady’s first Super Bowl appearance. Next week will be his record 9th time playing in the game.
This is the 32nd consecutive year and the 46th time overall Westwood One will broadcast the Super Bowl, America’s biggest sporting event.
Kevin Harlan will handle the play-by-play duties for the Super Bowl for the ninth straight year, with Super Bowl XXXIV MVP and Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner making his debut as the color analyst. Super Bowl XXXI winning coach Mike Holmgren will also contribute throughout the game broadcast, his fourth year as a member of the broadcast crew. Former All-Pro Offensive Lineman Tony Boselli returns for a third straight year as sideline reporter, and will be joined on the field for the second consecutive year by Hall of Fame reporter Ed Werder. Jim Gray will anchor the pregame and halftime coverage, with appearances by Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. This is Jim Gray’s 18th Super Bowl for Westwood One. Scott Graham will return for his 10th straight Super Bowl and will also contribute to the pregame show coverage.
Westwood One’s game day coverage begins at 2:00 pm ET, with “Super Bowl Preview,” co-hosted by Scott Graham and Kurt Warner, followed by “Super Bowl Insider,” co-hosted by Scott Graham, Tony Boselli, and Ian Rapoport at 3:00 pm ET. At 4:00 pm ET, live coverage from the stadium kicks off with “Super Sunday,” the Super Bowl LIII pregame show, hosted by Scott Graham. The Super Bowl game broadcast begins at 5:00 PM ET, with kickoff anticipated to be approximately 6:35 pm ET.
Westwood One will also produce “Seven Days to Sunday—The Road to Super Bowl LIII.” This hour-long preview show will air each night during the week leading up to Super Sunday, beginning on Monday night, January 28th, and continuing through Saturday night, February 2nd, 2019. Hosted by Scott Graham, the voice of NFL Films, the nightly program will feature interviews with players from both participating teams as well as coaches and other special guests. Each night’s show will be co-hosted by a different Westwood One NFL analyst and will also feature a flashback to a previous Super Bowl.
Millions of listeners around the globe will tune in to Westwood One’s Super Bowl LIII coverage across more than 700 radio stations nationwide and 150+ FM translators. Fans can also hear the broadcast on SiriusXM, via TuneIn, and through NFL Game Pass, which is available on NFL.com and the NFL App.
The broadcast can also be heard worldwide via the American Forces Radio Network, which provides programming to America’s military forces. The network serves over one million men and women in uniform, Department of Defense personnel, American Embassies and Consulates in over 175 countries and territories, as well as on more than 200 U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Military Sealift Command ships at sea.
Howard Deneroff is the Executive Producer of Westwood One Sports. Larry Costigan and Mike Eaby are the Coordinating Producers.
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