Ok, let’s do another Westwood One Sports press release. This is regarding its announcing teams for the NFL season. Westwood One, formerly Dial Global Sports, has the contract for all NFL primetime games, Sunday, Monday and Thursday Night Football. In addition, it will air all Thanksgiving Day games and all of the NFL’s postseason games including Super Bowl XLVIII from New Jersey.
A few changes, Dave Sims who had called Sunday Night Football will move to Sunday afternoons. Taking Dave’s place will be Kevin Kugler who had been on the afternoons. Rod Woodson joins Westwood One to call Sunday afternoon games with Tom McCarthy.
Continuing to call Monday Night Football on radio will be Kevin Harlan and he’ll be joined by either Boomer Esiason or Dan Fouts.
On Thursday nights, Ian Eagle will do the play-by-play and the analyst will be former St. Louis Rams and Kansas City quarterback Trent Green.
Here’s the Westwood One press release.
Sports Fans Gain Access to Exclusive Primetime and Weekend NFL Games and All-Star Broadcast Lineup Through Cross-Platform Integration
New York, NY – September 5, 2013 – WestwoodOne, the largest independent national audio media company in the U.S., and the exclusive network of the NFL primetime package, has announced the broadcast lineup for the 2013-2014 NFL Season.
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 are as follows:
- Monday Night Football: Play-by-Play: Kevin Harlan/Color Analyst: Boomer Esiason or Dan Fouts with Pregame/Halftime Host: Jim Gray
- Sunday Night Football: Play-by-Play: Kevin Kugler/Color Analyst: James Lofton with Pregame/Halftime Host: Scott Graham
- Thursday Night Football: Play-by-Play: Ian Eagle/Color Analyst: Trent Green with Pregame/Halftime Host: Scott Graham
- Sunday Afternoon Doubleheaders: Play-by-Play: Tom McCarthy/Color Analyst: Rod Woodson and 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.
That is all.