Cumulus Media’s Westwood One Presents Exclusive Multiplatform Audio Coverage of the 2023 NCAA® Men’s Basketball Tournament
March Madness® Broadcasts Connect College Hoops Fans and Consumers across Multiple Platforms—500+ Radio Stations, SiriusXM, NCAA March Madness Live™, and on TuneIn Premium; via Free Online Streaming at WestwoodOneSports.com, The Varsity Network App, and on Alexa-Enabled Devices
NEW YORK, NY, March 14, 2023 – 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 once again be home to every bounce, basket, and buzzer beater of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Coverage will tip off with First Four® action on Tuesday, March 14th, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. ET. Fans will be able to hear play-by-play action from all 67 men’s basketball games including 32 first-round and second-round games, plus regional semifinals and finals. In addition, Westwood One will also broadcast live coverage of NCAA Men’s Final Four® on Saturday, April 2 and the National Championship Game on Monday, April 3 in both English and Spanish.
Where to Listen
Westwood One’s complete NCAA men’s tournament coverage can be heard on terrestrial 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 westwoodonesports.com. Additionally, the broadcasts will be available for free via the NCAA March Madness Live app or The Varsity Network app. Fans can also access live audio via Alexa-enabled devices by asking to “Open Westwood One Sports”. TuneIn premium subscribers can also hear all the action live.
All-Star Broadcast Team
The trio of Kevin Kugler, Jim Jackson, and Clark Kellogg will announce all the action for the Final Four and the National Championship in English. Kellogg will serve as a studio analyst for both CBS Sports and Warner Brothers Discovery Sports television coverage in addition to Westwood One’s audio coverage. Immediately following the pregame show broadcast on the TV set, Kellogg will make his way courtside to the Westwood One radio broadcast position to join Kugler and Jackson to call the game. Then he will rejoin TV for halftime before repeating the process in the second half and postgame. Andy Katz will return to serve as courtside reporter; PJ Carlesimo, Doug Gottlieb, and three-time NCAA Player of the Year and Hall of Famer Bill Walton will provide pregame, halftime, and postgame analysis from the Final Four and National Championship in Houston.
Westwood One will present the Spanish-language broadcast for the sixth time. The game will be called by Rafael Hernandez Brito and former All-American Greivis Vásquez and hosted by Carlos Morales.
In addition to Kellogg, Carlesimo, and Walton, Westwood One’s coverage of NCAA March Madness® will also feature a wealth of renowned commentators and analysts including former All-Americans Robbie Hummel and Dan Dickau; former SEC Player of the Year Will Perdue; former coach Fran Fraschilla; and former college stars Stephen Bardo, Austin Croshere, Jordan Cornette, and Jon Crispin. The roster of tournament play-by-play announcers will include Kugler, Ryan Radtke, Tom McCarthy, Scott Graham, John Sadak, Brandon Gaudin, Dave Pasch, Bill Rosinski, Ted Emrich, Gary Cohen, and Jason Benetti. Doug Gottlieb and Jason Horowitz will anchor the network coverage from Westwood One’s Los Angeles studios. Brad Heller will anchor Westwood One’s coverage on the satellite, online, and mobile platforms.
Westwood One’s complete schedule of 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament broadcasts:
- First Four Doubleheaders:
- Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 pm ET
- Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 pm ET
- First Round Quadrupleheaders:
- Thursday, March 16, 12 noon ET
- Friday, March 17, 12 noon ET
- Second Round Quadrupleheaders:
- Saturday, March 18, 12 noon ET
- Sunday, March 19, 12 noon ET
- Regional Semifinal Doubleheaders:
- Thursday, March 23, 6:00 pm ET
- Friday, March 24, 6:00 pm ET
- Regional Final Doubleheaders:
- Saturday, March 25, 5:30 pm ET
- Sunday, March 26, 1:30 pm ET
- Men’s Final Four:
- Saturday, April 1, 4:30 pm ET
- Men’s National Championship:
- Monday, April 3, 7:30 pm ET
Westwood One will produce an outstanding lineup of college basketball programming including Great Moments in Tournament History, a 60-second daily historical feature, plus one-hour preview shows The NCAA Tournament Today, 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.
NCAA, First Four, Final Four, and March Madness are trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
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 Championships and the Final Four; it is also the exclusive provider of the Men’s and Women’s Frozen Four, the Men’s and Women’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 and represents CBS Sports Radio. On social media, join the Westwood One Sports community on Twitter at twitter.com/westwood1sports. For more information, visit www.westwoodonesports.com.
About Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) is an audio-first media 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 404 owned-and-operated radio stations across 85 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 more than 9,400 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through the Cumulus Podcast Network, 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. More than 54,000 student-athletes experience the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics by competing in NCAA championships each year. Visit ncaa.org and ncaa.com for more details about the Association and the corporate partnerships that support the NCAA and its student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola as official corporate champions and the following elite companies as official corporate partners: Aflac, Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Great Clips, Invesco, LG, Marriott Bonvoy, Nabisco, Nissan, Pizza Hut, Reese’s, TurboTax, Unilever and Wendy’s.
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