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Network’s Coverage Includes the Final Four® in Spanish, sponsored by Werner Ladder
NEW YORK, NY, March 16, 2021 – CUMULUS MEDIA’s Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S. and the official network radio partner of the NCAA, will tip off its exclusive live coverage of the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship with First Four® action on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 5 pm ET. Fans will be able to hear full play-by-play action from all 67 men’s basketball games, including eight first-round and second-round games, plus regional semifinals and finals. In addition, Westwood One will broadcast live coverage of NCAA Men’s Final Four® on Saturday, April 3, 2021, and the National Championship Game on Monday, April 5, in both English and Spanish.
Where to Listen
Westwood One’s complete NCAA men’s tournament coverage can be heard on more than 400 radio stations nationwide and via SiriusXM. All 67 Division I men’s games will also be streamed online for free at NCAA.com/MarchMadness and on westwoodonesports.com. Additionally, the broadcasts will be available for free via the NCAA March Madness Live app, and TuneIn.com. Fans can also access live audio via Alexa-enabled devices by asking to “Open Westwood One Sports.”
All-Star Broadcast Team
The trio of Kevin Kugler, Hall of Famer Jim Jackson, and P.J. Carlesimo will announce all the action for the Final Four and the National Championship in English. Jim Gray and three-time NCAA Player of the Year and Hall of Famer Bill Walton will contribute to the pregame, halftime, and postgame coverage.
For the fourth straight tournament, the Spanish-language broadcast of the Final Four and National Championship will be called by Rafael Hernandez Brito and former All-American Greivis Vásquez, and hosted by Clemson Smith-Muñiz.
In addition to Jackson, Carlesimo, Walton, Westwood One’s coverage of NCAA March Madness® will also feature a wealth of renowned analysts including former All-Americans Danny Manning, Dan Dickau, Kyle Macy, and Robbie Hummel; former SEC Player of the Year Will Perdue; and former college stars Donny Marshall, Austin Croshere, Jordan Cornette, and Jon Crispin.
The roster of tournament play-by-play announcers will include Kugler, Dave Pasch, Jason Benetti, Scott Graham, John Sadak, Ryan Radtke, Brandon Gaudin, Craig Way, Bill Rosinski, and Ted Emrich.
Jason Horowitz will anchor Westwood One’s network radio coverage throughout the tournament. J.B. Long will anchor coverage on the satellite, online, and mobile platforms.
Here is Westwood One’s 2021 schedule of NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament broadcasts:
First Four Doubleheader: Thursday, March 18, 5 pm ET
First Round Quadrupleheaders: Friday, March 19, 12 noon ET, Saturday, March 20, 12 noon ET
Second Round Quadrupleheaders: Sunday, March 21, 12 noon ET, Monday, March 22, 12 noon ET
Men’s Division II Championship: Saturday, March 27, 12:00 pm ET
Regional Semifinal Quadrupleheaders: Saturday, March 27, 2:00 pm ET, Friday, March 28, 2:00 pm ET
Regional Final Doubleheaders Monday, March 29, 7:00 pm ET, Tuesday, March 30, 7:00 pm ET
Men’s Final Four: Saturday, April 3, 4:30 pm ET
Men’s National Championship: Monday, April 5, 8:00 pm ET
Westwood One will also produce a 60-second daily historical feature, Great Moments in Tournament History, plus one-hour preview shows The Final Four Show and Championship Monday.
For a complete schedule of games, announcer bios, exclusive audio content, and a list of radio stations airing Westwood One’s broadcast of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, log on to westwoodonesports.com.
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About Westwood One Sports
Westwood One Sports is home to some of the most exciting sports broadcasts on radio. In addition to NCAA Basketball, including the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tournaments and the Final Four; it is also the exclusive provider of the Frozen Four®, the Men’s Lacrosse Championship, and the Men’s and Women’s College World Series®. Westwood One has been the exclusive network radio partner to the NFL since 1987.
Westwood One also distributes programming from the Masters Tournament and CBS Sports Radio sports talk. Join the Westwood One Sports community on social media at twitter.com/westwood1sports. For more information, visit westwoodonesports.com.
About? CUMULUS MEDIA
CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) is a leading audio-first media and entertainment company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion people every month — wherever and whenever they want it. CUMULUS MEDIA engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 415 owned-and-operated stations across 86 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, CNN, the AP, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across nearly 7,300 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through its rapidly growing network of original podcasts that are smart, entertaining and thought-provoking. CUMULUS MEDIA provides advertisers with personal connections, local impact and national reach through broadcast and on-demand digital, mobile, social, and voice-activated platforms, as well as integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, full-service audio solutions, industry-leading research and insights, and live event experiences. CUMULUS MEDIA is the only audio media company to provide marketers with local and national advertising performance guarantees.?For more information visit?www.cumulusmedia.com.
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. Visit ncaa.org and ncaa.com for more details about the Association and the corporate partnerships that support the NCAA and its student-athletes.
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