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Westwood One Sports to Present Full Court Coverage of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

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Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S. and the official network radio partner of the NCAA, will tip off its exclusive live coverage of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championshipwith First Four® action on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm ET.

Fans will be able to hear full play-by-play action from all 67 men’s basketball games, including eight first-round and second-round games, plus regional semifinals and finals. In addition, Westwood One will broadcast live coverage of NCAA Men’s Final Four® on Saturday, April 6, 2019, and the National Championship Game on Monday, April 8, in both English and Spanish.

Where to Listen

Westwood One’s complete NCAA men’s tournament coverage can be heard on more than 500 radio stations nationwide and via SiriusXM. All 67 Division I men’s games will also be streamed online for free at NCAA.com/MarchMadness and onwestwoodonesports.com. Additionally, the broadcasts will be available for free via the NCAA March Madness Live app, andTuneIn.com. Fans can also access live audio via Google Assistant-enabled devices by asking to “Play NCAA March Madness on Westwood One.”

All-Star Broadcast Team

The trio of Kevin Kugler, Hall of Fame Coach John Thompson, and Clark Kellogg will announce all the action for the Final Four and the National Championship in English. Kellogg will be simultaneously serving as a studio analyst for both CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ television coverage in addition to Westwood One coverage. Immediately following the pregame show broadcast on the TV set, Kellogg will make his way courtside to the Westwood One radio broadcast position to join Kugler and Thompson to call the game. Then he will rejoin TV for halftime before repeating the process in the second half and postgame.  Jim Gray will serve as courtside reporter; three-time NCAA Player of the Year and Hall of Famer Bill Walton will provide pregame, halftime, and postgame analysis for the Final Four and National Championship.

For the third straight year, the Spanish-language broadcast will be called by Rafael Hernandez Brito and former All-American Greivis Vásquez and hosted by Clemson Smith Muñiz.

New to the crew this year is ESPN college basketball analyst and former coach Fran Fraschilla, who will join Jason Horowitz to anchor the network coverage from Westwood One’s New York City studios. Brad Heller will anchor Westwood One’s coverage on the satellite, online, and mobile platforms.

In addition to Kellogg, Thompson, and Walton, Westwood One’s coverage of NCAA March Madness® will also feature a wealth of renowned commentators and analysts including former All-Americans Jim Jackson, Dan Dickau, and Robbie Hummel; former SEC Player of the Year Will Perdue; former coaches Mike Montgomery and P.J. Carlesimo; and former college stars Donny Marshall, Austin Croshere, and Jon Crispin.

The roster of tournament play-by-play announcers will include KuglerTom McCarthy, Scott Graham, John Sadak, Ryan Radtke, Brandon Gaudin, Chris Carrino, Craig Way, and Ted Emrich.

Here is Westwood One’s 2019 schedule of NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament broadcasts: 

  • First Four Doubleheaders:                               Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 pm ET
    • Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 pm ET
  • First Round Quadrupleheaders:                     Thursday, March 21, 12 noon ET
    • Friday, March 22, 12 noon ET
  • Second Round Quadrupleheaders:                Saturday, March 23, 12 noon ET
    • Sunday, March 24, 12 noon ET
  • Regional Semifinal Doubleheaders:               Thursday, March 28, 7:00 pm ET
    • Friday, March 29, 7:00 pm ET
  • Men’s Division II Championship:                    Saturday, March 30, 2:45 pm ET
  • Regional Final Doubleheaders                        Saturday, March 30, 6:00 pm ET
    • Sunday, March 31, 2:00 pm ET
  • Men’s Final Four:                                              Saturday, April 6, 4:30 pm ET
  • Men’s National Championship:                       Monday, April 8, 7:30 pm ET

Westwood One will produce an outstanding lineup of college basketball programming including Great Moments in Tournament History, a 60-second daily historical feature, plus one-hour preview shows The NCAA Tournament Today, The Final Four Show, and Championship Monday.

For a complete schedule of games, announcer bios, exclusive audio content, and a list of radio stations airing Westwood One’s broadcast of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, log on to westwoodonesports.com.

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