Westwood One’s Final Four® Coverage Connects College Hoops Fans and Consumers across Multiple Platforms — 500+ Radio Stations, SiriusXM, NCAA March Madness® Live, Free Online Streaming at WestwoodOneSports.com, NCAA.com, TuneIn, and Google Assistant
NCAA® Final Four® Spanish Broadcast to be presented by Werner Ladder and in alliance with ESPN Deportes Radio
NEW YORK, NY, April 1, 2019 – 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 U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN, as (5) Auburn takes on (1) Virginia and (3) Texas Tech battles (2) Michigan State in the semifinals. Westwood One’s coverage of the 2019 NCAA® Final Four® tips off Saturday, April 6, 2019 with The Final Four Show at 3:30 pm ET. Game coverage begins at 4:30 pm ET. The National Championship tips off on Monday, April 8, at 6:30 pm ET with the pregame broadcast, Championship Monday, followed by game coverage at 7:30 pm ET.
Fans can access live game audio and exciting play-by-play highlights via Google Assistant-enabled devices by saying “Hey Google, play NCAA March Madness on Westwood One.”
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 once again be doing double-duty in Minneapolis, simultaneously serving as a studio analyst for CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ television coverage. Jim Gray will serve as courtside reporter and three-time NCAA Player of the Year and Hall of Famer Bill Walton will provide pregame, halftime, and postgame analysis. Jason Horowitz and Jim Jackson will host The Final Four Show and Championship Monday broadcasts. Former coaches Fran Fraschilla and P.J. Carlessimo will contribute.
For the third straight season, 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, April 4 and Friday, April 5 — will feature an array of current and former athletes and coaches engaging with 15 local radio stations from around the country, national sports talk network CBS Sports Radio, Fox Sports Radio, and SiriusXM.
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, and via Google Assistant-enabled devices. 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.
- 86% of all NCAA basketball listeners listen at some point away from home.
- 24 million Americans are reached away from home by Westwood One NCAA basketball broadcasts.
Source: Nielsen 16 week (December 2017 – April 2018) cumulative reach of NCAA in Westwood One.
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About Westwood One Sports
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About the NCAA
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