Thu. Jul 19th, 2018

Westwood One Announces Super Bowl Broadcast Plans

Westwood One has announced its full schedule of game day programming leading up to kickoff of this year’s Super Bowl between the defending champion New England Patriots and the NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles. This year marks the 31st consecutive year and the 45th time overall that Westwood One will broadcast the Super Bowl.

The game broadcast will feature the outstanding play by play team of Kevin Harlan and Boomer Esiason. This will be Harlan’s eighth Super Bowl with the network. It’s Esiason’s 18th Super Bowl broadcast for Westwood One and his 19th overall. After working this year’s big game, Esiason will have broadcast more Super Bowls than any other analyst in NFL history.

In addition to the play by play team, Westwood will utilize Super Bowl XXXI-winning coach Mike Holmgren during the game broadcast. Former All-Pro Offensive Lineman Tony Boselli returns for his second straight year as sideline reporter, joined on the field by Hall of Fame reporter Ed Werder. Jim Gray will once again anchor the network’s pregame and halftime coverage, with Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and New England quarterback Tom Brady checking in. Scott Graham and Super Bowl XXXIV MVP and Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner will contribute to the pregame show coverage.

The network also has plans to provide shoulder programming to stations leading up to the game broadcast. Gameday coverage starts at 2pm ET, with “Super Bowl Preview,” co-hosted by Scott Graham, Boomer Esiason and Mike Holmgren, followed by “Super Bowl Insider,” co-hosted by Jason Horowitz and Tony Boselli at 3pm ET. At 4pm ET, live coverage from the stadium begins with “Super Sunday,” the Super Bowl LII pregame show hosted by Scott Graham. The Super Bowl game broadcast is scheduled for 5pm ET with kickoff anticipated to be approximately 6:35pm ET.

Prior to Sunday’s full slate of programming, Westwood One will air “Seven Days to Sunday—The Road to Super Bowl LII.” The hour-long preview show will air each night during the week leading up to Super Sunday, beginning Monday January 29th and continuing through Saturday February 3rd. Scott Graham, the voice of NFL Films, will host the nightly program which includes interviews with players from both participating teams as well as coaches and other special guests. Each night’s show will be co-hosted by a different Westwood One NFL analyst and also feature a flashback to a previous Super Bowl.

Westwood One says coverage of Super Bowl LII will be available on more than 700 radio stations nationwide and 150+ FM translators. Fans can also hear the broadcast on SiriusXM, via the TuneIn Radio app, and through NFL Game Pass, which is available on NFL.com and the NFL mobile app. It’ll also be carried on the American Forces Radio Network, which provides programming to America’s military forces in over 175 countries and territories, as well as on more than 200 U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Military Sealift Command ships at sea.

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