WestwoodOne kicks off NFL season


Westwood OneThe 2013-2014 NFL Season begins with the annual Kickoff Game featuring the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens against the Denver Broncos. WestwoodOne Sports will broadcast complete coverage of 51 national regular season primetime matchups, plus every post season game, including the AFC and NFC Championship Games and Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.  WestwoodOne Sports will also present a weekly doubleheader starting on Sunday, September 8, 2013 and continuing for 17 consecutive weeks through Sunday, December 29, 2013.  In addition, WestwoodOne Sports delivers weekly fan-favorite specialty programs, including NFL Preview, NFL Insider, The NFL Today, and NFL Sunday.

“We have been proud partners of the NFL for more than four decades,” said Paul Caine, WestwoodOne CEO.  “This partnership is a true testament to our dedication to our clients and advertisers, as well as our ability to deliver top-quality coverage to one of the most dedicated fan bases on the planet.  WestwoodOne is committed to delivering the most engaging audio experience listeners, and our longstanding NFL relationship, shows that we continue to deliver.”

The WestwoodOne Sports 2013 NFL broadcast schedule features 97 total games, including

•           Opening Night game

•           17 Monday Night games

•           17 Sunday Night games

•           14 Thursday Night games (including Thanksgiving Night)

•           34 Sunday Afternoon games

•           Thanksgiving Day doubleheader

•           All 12 Postseason games, including Super Bowl XLVIII in New York/New Jersey

All stations airing WestwoodOne Sports’ NFL Football coverage can be found using the Station Finder located at www.westwoodonesports.com. WestwoodOne’s NFL Primetime broadcasts can also be heard in their entirety on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, NFL.com/Audiopass, and the NFL Mobile App available to Verizon Wireless subscribers.

New to the WestwoodOne Sports NFL broadcast team is Hall of Fame defensive back Rod Woodson, and Kevin Kugler has been elevated to Sunday Night Football from Sunday afternoons.

Full broadcast teams for the NFL on WestwoodOne Sports:

•           Monday Night Football:  Play-by-Play: Kevin Harlan

Color Analyst: Boomer Esiason or Dan Fouts

Pregame/Halftime Host: Jim Gray

•           Sunday Night Football:   Play-by-Play: Kevin Kugler

Color Analyst: James Lofton

Pregame/Halftime Host: Scott Graham

•           Thursday Night Football:  Play-by-Play: Ian Eagle

Color Analyst: Trent Green

Pregame/Halftime Host: Scott Graham

•           Sunday Afternoon Doubleheaders:  Play-by-Play: Tom McCarthy

Color Analyst: Rod Woodson

Play-by-Play: Dave Sims

Color Analyst: Mark Malone

In addition, three-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady and Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will join Jim Gray each Monday night as part of the pregame show.