Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Westwood One Sports Kicks Off 33rd NFL Season

Cumulus Media’s Westwood One is embarking on its 33rd consecutive year as the exclusive network radio partner of the National Football League. The season kicks off on Thursday, September 5, when the Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers in a renewal of the NFL’s oldest rivalry to commemorate the league’s 100th season.

 Westwood One Sports’ Monday night team of Kevin Harlan and Hall of Famer and NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner will call all the action. Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 pm ET.

Westwood One will provide play-by-play coverage of the NFL’s 2019-2020 national regular season package of primetime games, plus Thanksgiving Day, and the entire postseason, including Super Bowl LIV in Miami. Millions of passionate listeners and football fans can hear each of Westwood One’s NFL broadcasts on nearly 500 terrestrial radio stations nationwide, as well as on SiriusXM, TuneIn, and on NFL Game Pass.

Kevin Harlan
To further celebrate the 100th season of the National Football League, Westwood One will produce original programming including a 100-part shortform series. NFL 100 on Westwood One will be a daily vignette celebrating the greatest players, coaches, teams, moments, and historical events that have shaped the game and league over the past century. The vignettes will be narrated by a rotation of Westwood One Sports NFL announcers, including Kevin Harlan, Kevin Kugler, Scott Graham, and Ryan Radtke. 

The NFL 100 on Westwood One vignettes will air Monday through Friday each day throughout the season, kicking off  Thursday, September 5, 2019 and continuing through Friday, January 31, 2020. 

Kurt Warner
Vignette topics will include the Ice Bowl, the 1972 Miami Dolphins undefeated season, the Immaculate Reception, the AFL-NFL merger, and more plus profiles on Jim Brown, Vince Lombardi, Jerry Rice, and Pete Rozelle, just to name a few. The vignettes will be distributed daily, run in Westwood One’s NFL broadcasts, and be available on In addition, an NFL 100 segment will run each week in the network’sNFL Insider broadcast, featuring more in-depth, historical features and play-by-play from signature NFL games from Westwood One Sports’ vast archives.

Kevin Harlan and Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner return to the booth as the lead broadcast crew for Monday Night Football and the Super Bowl. This marks Harlan’s 10th full season behind the microphone and Warner’s sixth season as an analyst for the network. Hall of Fame wide receiver James Lofton will fill in on select Monday Night package games.

Jim Gray
Kevin Kugler will once again be the voice of Sunday Night Football, his seventh straight season in that seat for the network. Hall of Fame defensive end Jason Taylor returns for his third season as the primary analyst for the Sunday night package. Hall of Fame defensive back Rod Woodson and former quarterback Brian Griese will fill in on select Sunday Night package games.

For the 12th consecutive season, Ian Eagle will be the primary play-by-play announcer for Thursday Night Football. Tony Boselli also returns as the main analyst.

Jim Gray will anchor the pregame and halftime portions of Monday Night Football, and the Super Bowl for the 19th straight season. Tom Brady and Larry Fitzgerald will once again contribute to Monday Night Football each week, as well as the Super Bowl. Scott Graham returns as the pregame/halftime/postgame host of all the remaining games in the primetime package, his 11th season with the network.

For more information on Westwood One’s NFL programming, contact Rich Burg or (212) 824-2994.

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