Thursday, September 9, 2021

Westwood One Sports Launches New NFL Season

CUMULUS MEDIA's Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., embarks on its 35th consecutive year as the exclusive network radio partner of the National Football League. The season will kick off on Thursday, September 9, when the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Dallas Cowboys. Pregame coverage will begin at 7:30 pm ET with Emmy-nominated broadcaster Rich Eisen assuming the hosting duties as part of his newly expanded role with the network.

Westwood One Sports will provide play-by-play coverage of the NFL's 2021-2022 national regular season primetime games including Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football, and Sunday Night Football plus Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, the entire postseason, including the Wild Card and Divisional Playoffs, the AFC and NFC Conference Championship Games, the Pro Bowl, and Super Bowl LVI on February 13, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. This season marks the NFL's biggest ever, with each team now playing 17 regular season games over 18 weeks.

Millions of passionate listeners and football fans will be able to hear Westwood One Sport's NFL broadcasts this season on nearly 500 terrestrial radio stations nationwide, as well as on SiriusXM, TuneIn, and NFL Game Pass.

Kevin Harlan, two-time NSMA Sportscaster of the Year, and Hall of Fame Quarterback and NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner will be the lead broadcast crew, calling opening night, Monday Night Football, and Super Bowl LVI for the network. This marks Harlan's 12th full season behind the microphone and Warner's eighth season as an analyst for the network. Rich Eisen will also anchor the pregame and halftime portions of Monday Night Football.

Ian Eagle, Ryan Radtke, Kevin Kugler, Tom McCarthy, Brandon Gaudin, and Dave Pasch will also serve as play-by-play announcers for the primetime package. Other game analysts this season will include Hall of Famers Rod Woodson, Terrell Davis, and James Lofton, as well as Ron Jaworski, Mike Holmgren, Tony Boselli, Mike Golic, Trent Green, Ross Tucker, Ryan Harris, Anthony Becht, Ben Leber, and Derek Rackley. Scott Graham will return for his 13th season with the network and will once again be the host of the pregame/halftime/postgame shows for Sunday Night, Thursday Night, and the entire postseason.

In addition to live game coverage, Westwood One Sports will also offer the features NFL Insider, NFL Preview, NFL101, and NFL Fantasy Forecast.

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

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