The NFL-related releases keep rolling in. Westwood One Radio tells us that Kevin Harlan will call his first Super Bowl for a national audience this Sunday. He’ll be joined by Boomer Esiason in the booth and James Lofton and Mark Malone on the sidelines. Also joining Westwood One for Super Bowl Sunday will be Jim “The Decision” Gray and Scott Graham. Here’s the skinny from Westwood One.
-- Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Mark Malone, James Lofton, Jim Gray and Scott Graham –
--- Multi-Platinum Country Trio Lady Antebellum Kicks Off Coverage with a Special Version of Their Song “Stars Tonight” —
New York, NY – January 31, 2011 – Westwood One, the exclusive network radio home of the National Football League (NFL), is proud to announce the all-star broadcast team for Super Bowl XLV featuring: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Mark Malone, James Lofton, Jim Gray and Scott Graham. Super Bowl XLV airs live from the Cowboys Stadium in North Texas on Sunday, February 6, 2011 as the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Green Bay Packers. Super Bowl XLV will be heard on over 650 radio stations across America.
Beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET, the Monday Night Football broadcast team of Kevin Harlan and Boomer Esiason will call their first Super Bowl together. Hall of Fame Packers receiver James Lofton will patrol the Green Bay sidelines and former Steelers quarterback Mark Malone will report from the Pittsburgh sidelines. Jim Gray hosts the pregame and halftime shows, as well as provides interviews and insight from athletes and celebrities in attendance, and Scott Graham kicks off the coverage hosting Super Bowl Preview at 3:00 p.m. ET, followed by Super Sunday at 4:00 p.m. ET. Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Irvin will also contribute to the Westwood One Super Bowl pregame show.
GRAMMY award winning trio Lady Antebellum will kick off Westwood One’s coverage of Super Sunday with a special version of their song “Stars Tonight” mixed together with highlights of the Green Bay Packers’ and Pittsburgh Steelers’ seasons as they continue their quest for the Vince Lombardi trophy. The reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year’s current album NEED YOU NOW has spawned three consecutive number one hits and was recently certified TRIPLE PLATINUM bringing the group to a career total of over five million albums sold. In addition, Westwood One’s Super Bowl game broadcast will kick off live from Cowboys Stadium with a special rendition of Little Engine Records recording artist, Sean Patrick McGraw’s song “Git Yer Cowboy On”, off his current EP My So Called Life.
“They say everything is bigger in Texas, and this Super Bowl matchup may just prove them right,” said Howard Deneroff, Executive Producer and SVP of Westwood One Sports. “The Packers and the Steelers are two of the most storied franchises in sports, and our all-star broadcast crew is eagerly anticipating kickoff and bringing all the excitement of Super Sunday to millions of listeners nationwide, and to our troops overseas.”
Super Bowl XLV will also be heard on American Forces Radio Network which provides programming to America’s military forces around the globe. The American Forces Radio Network serves over one million men and women in uniform, Department of Defense personnel, American Embassies and Consulates in over 175 countries and territories as well as on more than 250 U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Military Sealift Command ships at sea. In addition, Westwood One’s Super Bowl broadcast will also be heard on nfl.com/fieldpass for the first time. Fans looking for the station in their area airing the broadcast can visit www.westwoodone.com/superbowl. The website will feature a nationwide station finder and announcer bios from Westwood One’s broadcast crew.
And I have another announcement for you, but it has nothing to do with the NFL or Super Bowl.