Westwood One / NCAA Radio Network to Also Broadcast Every Game of Men’s College World Series
Oklahoma City, OK and Omaha, NE – June 02, 2021 – Cumulus Media’s Westwood One (NASDAQ: CMLS), the largest audio network in the U.S. and the official network radio partner of the NCAA will present live audio broadcasts of every game of the Women’s College World Series (WCWS) for the first time ever. The network, which has broadcast the Championship Series since 2011, will expand coverage to include all the preliminary games for the 2021 Series.
Live coverage, from USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium – OGE Energy Field in Oklahoma City, will begin Thursday, June 3 with four games, followed by a doubleheader Friday, June 4, four more games on Saturday, June 5, and the conclusion of the preliminary round on Sunday, June 6. The best-of-three championship series will air between Monday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 9.
The WCWS broadcast crew will feature play-by-play announcers Ryan Radtke and Chris Plank. Analysts will include former Oklahoma and Team USA outfielder Destinee Martinez and Softball Hall of Famer Leah (O’Brien) Amico. Amico, a three-time WCWS Champion while at Arizona and a three-time U.S. Olympic Softball Gold medalist, still holds the NCAA record for highest batting average in a single tournament, hitting .750 in 1994.
The Westwood One / NCAA Radio Network will also broadcast every moment of the Men’s College World Series live from TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, NE, beginning on Saturday, June 19, and concluding with the best-of-three championship series from Monday, June 28 through Wednesday, June 30. Westwood One affiliate KOZN, 1620 AM The Zone, will co-produce coverage of the preliminary games during the Men’s College World Series.
The broadcast crew will include play-by-play announcers Kevin Kugler, John Bishop, and Scott Graham as well as analysts Damon Benning and Jeff Leise.
All women’s and men’s games can be heard across the country on terrestrial stations, SiriusXM, TuneIn, and Alexa-enabled devices. The broadcasts can also be streamed on westwoodonesports.com and NCAA.com or accessed on the official NCAA Womens’ and Mens’ College World Series apps.
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About Westwood One Sports
Westwood One Sports is home to some of the most exciting sports broadcasts on radio. It is the exclusive network radio partner to the NCAA, including exclusive coverage of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments and the Final Four; the Men’s Hockey Frozen Four®, the Men’s Lacrosse Championship, and the Men’s and Women’s College World Series®. Westwood One is also the exclusive partner to the NFL. In addition, Westwood One distributes programming from the Masters and CBS Sports Radio sports talk. Join the Westwood One Sports community on social media at facebook.com/westwoodonesports and twitter.com/westwood1sports. For more information, visit www.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 416 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, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across nearly 8,000 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 on-air 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.
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