I thank Matthew Hesselson at Westwood One Radio for getting these to me quite quickly. I have some news to break to you, but I’m going to bury the lead for a second here. First, here are the announcers for Westwood One for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
1st/2nd Rounds—Thursday, March 19th and Saturday, March 21st, 2009
Philadelphia, PA, Wayne Larriveeand John Thompson
Greensboro, NC, Bill Rosinskiand TBA
Kansas City, MO, Kevin Kuglerand Pete Gillen
, Portland, OR Dave Simsand P.J. Carlesimo
1st/2nd Rounds—Friday, March 20th and Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
, Tom McCarthy and Kevin Grevey Miami, FL
Dayton, OH, Mark Championand Kelly Tripucka
Brad Sham and Reid Gettys Minneapolis, MN,
Boise, ID, Ted Robinson and Bill Frieder
Regionals—Thursday, March 26th and Saturday, March 28th, 2009
Boston, MA, Kevin Kugler, John Thompson and Dave Gavitt
Glendale, AZ, Wayne Larriveeand Bill Frieder
Regionals—Friday, March 27th and Sunday, March 29th, 2009
Kevin Harlan and PJ Carlesimo Indianapolis, IN,
Memphis, TN, Ian Eagleand Pete Gillen
Final Four—Saturday, April 4th and Monday, April 6th, 2009
——–Ford Field Detroit, MI
Analyst: John Thompson
Analyst: Bill Raftery
Reporter: Jim Gray
Note that announcer crew pairings and site assignments are still subject to change.
Now the NCAA Women’s Tournament and note the assignment of Stacey Dales, formerly of ESPN to Oklahoma City and the Midwest Regional Finals.
Regional Finals – Monday, March 30th
Raleigh, Brad Sham/Ann Meyers-Drysdale
Jim Kozimor/Krista Blunk Berkeley,
Regional Finals – Tuesday, March 31st
Trenton, Justin Kutcher/Ann Schatz
Oklahoma City, Craig Way/Stacey Dales
Women’s Final Four and Championship – Sunday, April 5 & Tuesday, April 7
St. Louis, Beth Mowins/Debbie Antonelli, Host:
So there are your announcing assignments for both the Men’s and Women’s Tournaments for Westwood One.