The national networks airing NFL games on radio is like the Wild, Wild West. It seems like anyone can air NFL games on radio as long as they can get a contract with a team. Westwood One, Compass Media and Sports USA carry games on Sunday afternoons. Westwood One has the main NFL Radio contract carrying games on Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights along with the playoffs going all the way to the postseason.
We have Compass Media’s press release which discusses the announcers who will call the games for Compass, formerly Jones Radio Network. Former Fox Sports NFL analyst Brian Baldinger will be the analyst on selected NFL and college games for Compass. Matt “Money” Smith of Fox Sports Radio’s “Petros & Money” will do play-by-play. And Compass will also be the exclusive national radio distributor for the Dallas Cowboys, airing their games nationally with its own announcing team. Check out the press release.
Compass Media Networks announces an expanded roster of play-by-play announcers, game analysts, and studio hosts for the upcoming NFL and College football seasons.
NFL DOUBLEHEADERS & COLLEGE FOOTBALL COVERAGE WILL FEATURE CBS COLLEGE TV’S JON ROTHSTEIN, NFL NETWORKS’ BRIAN BALDINGER, FORMER ALL-PRO CURTIS CONWAY, FORMER COWBOYS’ DALE HELLESTRAE & TONY HILL, FOX SPORTS RADIO’S TIM CATES, KLAC’S MATT “MONEY” SMITH, NJ NETS’ VOICE CHRIS CARRINO
GREG PAPA & TOM FLORES RETURN FOR 15TH SEASON AS VOICES OF OAKLAND RAIDERS RADIO NETWORK
INAUGURAL COVERAGE OF COMPASS MEDIA NETWORKS’ PRESENTATION OF THE DALLAS COWBOYS WILL FEATURE FORMER QUARTERBACK DANNY WHITE, SNY’S KEVIN BURKHARDT & WFAN’S JERRY RECCO
“These upcoming College and NFL schedules are tremendous,” said Brian Baldinger, NFL Network analyst, former NFL player, radio host on THE FANTACTIC on WPEN-AM/FM in Philadelphia. “I am thrilled to return for another season of football and cannot wait for the games to begin.”
Added Danny White, former quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, “I look forward to sharing the broadcast booth with Kevin Burkhardt and making radio history on the inaugural broadcast of the America’s Team Radio Network on Compass Media Networks.”
This season Compass Media Networks will broadcast over 80 football games, including 60 NFL broadcasts, exclusive coverage of both international NFL games from London and Toronto, exclusive coverage of the Oakland Raiders Radio Network, inaugural coverage of the America’s Team Radio Network, and exclusive national coverage of the inaugural Big Ten Football Championship Game.
“We have all-pros at every position!” said Peter Kosann, CEO of Compass Media Networks. “We are thrilled with our team and look forward to delivering our affiliates and listeners tremendous programming.”
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Here’s the schedule for Compass Media’s NFL doubleheaders.
2011 – 2012 Compass Media Networks NFL Preseason Schedule
|Thu.||Aug. 11, 2011||Denver @ Dallas||8:00pm EST|
|Sun.||Aug. 21, 2011||San Diego @ Dallas||7:30pm EST|
|Sat.||Aug. 27, 2011||Dallas @ Minnesota||7:30pm EST|
|Sun.||Aug. 28, 2011||New Orleans @ Oakland||7:30pm EST|
|Thu.||Sept. 1, 2011||Dallas @ Miami||7:00pm EST|
2011 – 2012 Compass Media Networks NFL Regular Season Schedule
And I’ll post info from Sports USA coming up next.