Cumulus Media’s Westwood One Launches 37th Consecutive Season As The Exclusive Primetime Network Radio Partner Of The NFL

Cumulus Media’s Westwood One Launches 37th Consecutive Season As The Exclusive Primetime Network Radio Partner Of The NFL

Post by: AYS Staff 06 September, 2023

Cumulus Media’s (NASDAQ: CMLS) Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., will provide exclusive play-by-play coverage of the National Football League’s entire primetime regular season as well as every postseason game, marking the 37th consecutive season that Westwood One is the exclusive network radio partner of the NFL. This will be the 51st time that the network will broadcast the Super Bowl to a national audience.

Westwood One Sports will provide play-by-play coverage of the NFL’s 2023 national regular season primetime games including Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football, and Sunday Night Football plus Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Christmas Day, NFL International Games, and the entire postseason including the Wild Card and Divisional Playoffs and the AFC and NFC Conference Championship Games. Westwood One’s coverage will culminate on Sunday, February 11 with Super Bowl LVIII, live from Las Vegas.

The 2023 NFL regular season kicks off September 7 when the Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs host the Detroit Lions. The weekly Sunday night schedule begins September 10 when the New York Giants host the Dallas Cowboys. Monday Night Football starts September 11 when Aaron Rodgers and the Jets host Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills. Thursday Night Football debuts September 14 when the Minnesota Vikings meet the defending NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles. Coverage kicks off at 7:30 p.m. each night.

Kevin Harlan, two-time NSMA Sportscaster of the Year, and Hall of Fame Quarterback and NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner will once again be the lead broadcast crew, calling the KickOff Game, Monday Night Football and Super Bowl LVIII for the network. This will be Harlan’s 14th full season behind the Westwood One microphone and Warner’s 10th season as an analyst for the network.

Ryan Radtke and Mike Golic will be the primary announcers for Sunday Night Football, while Ian Eagle returns as the main play-by-play voice for Thursday Night Football. Kevin Kugler will broadcast select Thursday night games as well. Analysts for Thursday Night Football this season will include recently retired defensive backs Jason and Devin McCourty, plus Hall of Fame offensive linemen Tony Boselli and Joe Thomas. Tom McCarthy, John Sadak, Spero Dedes, JP Shadrick, Mike Watts, and Bill Rosinski will also serve as play-by-play announcers. Other game analysts this season will include Hall of Famer James Lofton, as well as former NFL players Ross Tucker, Mike Mayock, Ryan Harris, Ryan Leaf, and Derek Rackley.

NFL Network’s Rich Eisen returns to anchor the pregame and halftime shows of Monday Night Football. Scott Graham will once again host the remaining games in the national radio package.

In addition to live game coverage, Westwood One Sports will also offer the weekly features NFL Insider, NFL Preview, and NFL Fantasy Forecast.

Where to Listen
Millions of passionate listeners and football fans will be able to hear Westwood One Sports’ NFL broadcasts this season on approximately 500 terrestrial radio stations nationwide, streamed on and affiliated stations’ primary digital platforms outside of the Club’s immediate 100-mile proximity, and via the NFL App. Coverage will also be available on SiriusXM and NFL+.

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