Series Highlights First National Radio Rebroadcast of Super Bowl I
NEW YORK, NY – April 9, 2020 – CUMULUS MEDIA’s Westwood One, the official network radio partner of the NFL, will rerun a series of great games in NFL postseason history to provide sports fans with football programming as all live sports remain on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The series will launch Thursday, April 9, and run on subsequent Mondays and Thursdays at 8:00 PM ET. A classic football game will not air on Thursday, April 23, due to the NFL Draft that evening. Westwood One and the NFL will share up-to-the-minute alerts and information about COVID-19 recovery efforts during each of these special NFL post-season broadcasts.
The play-by-play of each game will run as it aired originally, edited down to minimize interruptions. When possible, each game will feature interviews or other comments from some of the players and coaches involved in the contest. Other times, the broadcasts will feature NFL100 content to celebrate the first century of the NFL.
The series will open on April 9 with a replay of the highest-scoring playoff game in NFL history, the 2009 Wild Card game when the Arizona Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers 51-45 in overtime. All remaining Thursday broadcasts will feature a postseason playoff game from Westwood One’s archives, including the 1992 AFC Wild Card game when the Buffalo Bills overcame a 32-point deficit to defeat the Houston Oilers.
Each Monday night will showcase a different Super Bowl. A series highlight will be the encore presentation of the first Super Bowl, between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs, marking the first time the national radio broadcast will be aired in its entirety since the game was played on January 15, 1967. Some of the other Super Bowls to be rebroadcast in this series include Super Bowl XLII, when the New York Giants ruined the New England Patriots’ dream of an undefeated season, and the most recent contest, Super Bowl LIV, won by the Kansas City Chiefs.
For a complete schedule of games, log on to westwoodonesports.com.
Where to Listen
Westwood One Sports’ line-up of NFL postseason rebroadcasts will be available on terrestrial radio stations nationwide.
About Westwood One Sports
Westwood One Sports is home to some of the most exciting sports broadcasts on radio. In addition to being the exclusive network radio partner to the NFL since 1987 — featuring regular and post-season NFL football, including the playoffs and the Super Bowl — its other extensive properties include NCAA Basketball, including the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tournaments and the Final Four®; the Masters; the Olympics; the NHL and Stanley Cup Final; the Kentucky Derby; NCAA Football; and other marquee sports events. Westwood One also distributes and represents CBS Sports Radio. On social media, join the Westwood One Sports community on Facebook at facebook.com/WestwoodOneSports and Twitter at twitter.com/westwood1sports. For more information, visit westwoodonesports.com.
About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of CUMULUS MEDIA, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news, and entertainment content to over 250 million monthly listeners across an audio network of nearly 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, and Westwood One Backstage. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information please visit westwoodone.com.
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