Dial Global names broadcast team for NCAA Final Four


Dial GlobalThe excusive home of the NCAA Radio Network’s broadcast team for the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four include Kevin Kugler, John Thompson, Bill Raftery, Jim Gray, Bill Walton and John Tautges.  The 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four airs live from New Orleans, LA on Saturday, 3/31 and Monday, 4/2. All three games will be heard on over 500 affiliates, on SiriusXM, across the SlackerRadio mobile platform and the Championship Game will be broadcast on American Forces Radio Network. In addition, all three games will be streamed live online for free at DialGlobalSports.com, NCAA.com and GoRadio.com.

Kevin Kugler will provide play-by-play from the Final Four, with former Georgetown and Hall of Fame coach John Thompson and former Seton Hall Coach and CBS Sports Analyst Bill Raftery adding color commentary.  Hall of Famer and three-time NCAA Player of the Year Bill Walton will also provide analysis during the pregame, halftime and postgame shows. Emmy-winning sportscaster Jim Gray returns as courtside reporter and John Tautges completes the lineup as pregame and halftime host for Dial Global’s Final Four coverage.  DG will also present The Final Four Show and Championship Monday, hosted by Tautges.  The Final Four Show will air two and a half hours prior to the National Semifinals, while Championship Monday will air two hours before the National Championship game.

DG will provide coverage of all four NCAA Women’s Regional Finals on March 26th and March 27th, as well as originate three games of play-by-play coverage from the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Denver on 4/1 and 4/3.


Saturday, March 31 @ 3:30 p.m. ET

 (4) Louisville vs. (1) Kentucky (tip-off 6:09 p.m. ET)

 (2) Kansas vs. (2) Ohio State (tip-off 8:49 p.m. ET*)

*tip-off time is only approximate and depends upon the length of the first game


Monday, April 2 @ 7:00 p.m. ET (tip-off 9:23 p.m. ET)

Louisville/ Kentucky winner vs. Kansas/Ohio State winner

Dial Global’s sports lineup also includes regular and post-season NFL football, including the playoffs and the Super Bowl; as well as NCAA Football and Basketball, including “March Madness” and the Final Four; the College World Series; the Frozen Four and the Masters. DG will also provide exclusive radio coverage of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games from London.