Westwood One Expands Audio Coverage of NCAA Women’s Championships | News


NEW YORK, March 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CUMULUS MEDIA’s Westwood One (NASDAQ: CMLS), the largest audio network in the United States and the Official Audio Broadcast Partner of the NCAA Network, will expand its coverage of events of the NCAA Women’s Championship. For the first time, the Women’s Frozen Four and Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship will be broadcast on national radio. Westwood One’s women’s coverage will also include the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament, featuring all games from the Sweet Sixteen through the Final Four and National Championship Game, as well as all Women’s College World Series games. Fans can access all the action on AM/FM radio, on SiriusXM, through TuneIn, through The Varsity Network app, on Alexa-enabled devices and online at westwoodonesports.com.

Upcoming women’s coverage will include:

HOCKEY Women’s Frozen Four @ State College, Pennsylvania Announcers: Brian Tripp and Kendall Coyne Schofield

Semi-finals Friday, March 18: Game 1: 3:15 p.m. ET Game 2: 6:45 p.m. ET National Championship Sunday, March 20: 3:45 p.m.

BASKETBALL Women’s Sweet Sixteen at the national championship

Sweet Sixteen Friday, March 25: 6:45 p.m. ET Saturday, March 26: 11:15 a.m. ETElite Eight Sunday, March 27: 6:45 p.m. ET Monday, March 28: 6:45 p.m. ET Women’s Final Four @ Minneapolis, Minnesota Friday April 13: 6:30 p.m. National Championship @ Minneapolis, Minnesota Sunday, April 3: 7:45 p.m. ET Announcers: Ryan Radtke, Debbie Antonelli and Krista Blunk

LACROSSE Semifinals and National Championship @ Baltimore, Maryland

Semi-finals Friday, May 27: 2:45 p.m. ETNational Championship Sunday, May 29: 11:45 a.m. ET (subject to change)

SOFTBALL Women’s College World [email protected] Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Announcers: Ryan Radtke and Leah Amico

Preliminary Games June 2-6 Best-of-Three Championship Series June 8-10

Westwood One is the exclusive radio, digital audio, distribution and licensing partner for the NCAA Championships. Westwood One has been streaming the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament since 1982 and all NCAA March Madness® games on multiple platforms since 2005.

NCAA, Final Four, Frozen Four and Women’s College World Series are registered trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

About Westwood One Westwood One, the national subsidiary of Cumulus Media (NSDQ: CMLS), delivers iconic sports, news and entertainment content broadcast nationally to more than 250 million monthly listeners on a audio network of nearly 9,500 affiliated radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is America’s largest audio network, home to culture-defining premium content including the NFL, NCAA, Masters, CNN, AP, Academy of Country Music Awards and Westwood One Backstage. Westwood One broadcasts some of the most exciting sporting events across multiple audio platforms. In addition to NCAA basketball, including the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Championships and the Final Four; it is also the exclusive supplier to the Men’s and Women’s Frozen Four, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Championship, and Men’s and Women’s University World Series. Westwood One has been the exclusive radio partner of the NFL since 1987. Westwood One also distributes and represents CBS Sports Radio. The rapidly growing Cumulus podcast network features popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners to their passions through programs and platforms everyone listens to. For more information, please visit www.westwoodone.com.

About Cumulus Media Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) is an audio-focused media company that delivers premium content to more than a quarter of a billion people each month, wherever and whenever they want it. Cumulus Media engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 406 owned-and-operated radio stations in 86 markets; features national sports, news, talk and entertainment programming from iconic brands like the NFL, NCAA, Masters, CNN, AP, Academy of Country Music Awards and many other class partners worldwide among more than 9,500 affiliates. stations via Westwood One, America’s largest audio network; and inspires listeners through the Cumulus Podcast Network, its rapidly growing network of smart, entertaining and engaging original podcasts. Cumulus Media provides advertisers with personal connections, local impact and national reach through digital, mobile, social and voice-enabled broadcast and on-demand platforms, as well as integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, full-service audio solutions, research and insights, and live event experiences. Cumulus Media is the only audio media company to offer advertisers local and national advertising performance guarantees. For more information, visit www.cumulusmedia.com.

About the NCAA The NCAA is a diverse association of more than 1,100 member colleges and universities that prioritize academics, well-being, and equity to create greater opportunities for nearly half a million student-athletes each year. The NCAA provides a pathway to higher education and beyond for student-athletes pursuing academic goals and participating in NCAA sports. More than 54,000 student-athletes experience the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics by competing in the NCAA Championships each year. Visit ncaa.org and ncaa.com for more details about the Association and the corporate partnerships that support the NCAA and its student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola as Official Corporate Champions and the following elite corporations as Official Corporate Partners: Aflac, Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Geico, Great Clips, Invesco, LG, Marriott Bonvoy , Nabisco, Nissan, Pizza Hut, Reese’s, Unilever and Wendy’s.

Contact: Karen Glover | Westwood One | [email protected]


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