Westwood One Expands Audio Coverage of NCAA Women’s Championships

Upcoming Broadcasts Include Hockey, Basketball, Lacrosse, and Softball Events

Atlanta, Georgia, UNITED STATES

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

Upcoming women’s coverage will include:

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

  • Semifinals
    • Friday, March 18:
      • Game One: 3:15 p.m. ET
      • Game Two: 6:45 p.m. ET
  • National Championship
    • Sunday, March 20: 3:45 p.m.

Women’s Sweet Sixteen to the National Championship

  • Sweet Sixteen
    • Friday, March 25: 6:45 p.m. ET
    • Saturday, March 26: 11:15 a.m. ET
  • Elite 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 1: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • National Championship Game @ Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Sunday, April 3: 7:45 p.m. ET
    • Announcers: Ryan Radtke, Debbie Antonelli, and Krista Blunk

Semifinals and National Championship @ Baltimore, Maryland

  • Semifinals
    • Friday, May 27: 2:45 p.m. ET
  • National Championship
    • Sunday, May 29: 11:45 a.m. ET (Subject to change)

Women's College World Series @ 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 broadcast radio, digital audio, distribution, and licensing partner for the NCAA Championships. Westwood One has broadcast the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament since 1982 and every game of NCAA March Madness® on multiple platforms since 2005.

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

About Westwood One  
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media (NSDQ: CMLS), offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news, and entertainment content to more than 250 million monthly listeners across an audio network of nearly 9,500 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, CNN, the AP, the 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 provider of the Men’s and Women’s Frozen Four, the Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Championship, and the Men’s and Women’s College World Series. Westwood One has been the exclusive network radio partner to the NFL since 1987. Westwood One also distributes and represents CBS Sports Radio. The rapidly growing Cumulus Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information, please visit www.westwoodone.com

About Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) is an audio-first media company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion people every month — wherever and whenever they want it. Cumulus Media engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 406 owned-and-operated radio stations across 86 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, CNN, the AP, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across more than 9,500 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through the Cumulus Podcast Network, its rapidly growing network of original podcasts that are smart, entertaining and thought-provoking. Cumulus Media provides advertisers with personal connections, local impact and national reach through broadcast and on-demand digital, mobile, social, and voice-activated platforms, as well as integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, full-service audio solutions, industry-leading research and insights, and live event experiences. Cumulus Media is the only audio media company to provide marketers with 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 fairness 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 competing in NCAA sports. More than 54,000 student-athletes experience the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics by competing in 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 companies 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 | kglover@westwoodone.com