Westwood One presents the 2008 Summer Olympic Games live from Beijing, China beginning Friday, August 8 through Sunday, August 24, 2008. Westwood One, the official radio network of the Olympic Games for the past three decades, will provide live updates three times per hour, 24 hours a day and will offer exclusive, live play-by-play coverage of Summer Olympic events including Basketball, Track and Field, Swimming, Gymnastics, and more.
“The Olympics represents the very best in Amateur sports and has always represented athletic excellence worldwide,” said Westwood One President and CEO Tom Beusse. “As the largest broadcaster of live sports on the radio, Westwood One is proud to deliver this unrivaled content to our listening audience. We are also delighted to be working once again with our partners at NBC TV on this initiative.”
Westwood One’s long-form coverage, “Olympic Roundup”, airs live nightly from 10:00 p.m. – Midnight ET, re-airing from 10:00 p.m. – Midnight PT for West Coast Stations and features recaps and previews of Olympic events, interviews with athletes and play-by-play coverage. “Olympic Roundup” will be hosted by Westwood One’s Steve Mason and Justin Kutcher. There will also be three short-form updates per hour. Coverage can be heard on such station as: WFAN-AM and WEPN-AM in New York, KLAC-AM and KSPN-AM in Los Angeles, WSCR-AM in Chicago, KTCT-AM San Francisco, WEEI-AM in Boston, WCNN-AM in Atlanta, KTCK-AM in Dallas, and more.
In addition, Westwood One will provide special play-by-play coverage of Team USA Men’s Basketball Medal Round games, as well as the Gold Medal game regardless of the participants. Kevin Kugler will be handling the Men’s Basketball play-by-play duties. Other play-by-play commentators and analysts include: two-time Olympic Gymnastic Gold Medalist Peter Vidmar, Olympic Historian David Wallechinsky, veteran Olympic reporters Jim Gray, Steve Futterman and Joe Tolleson.