Cumulus Media’s Westwood One Presents Exclusive Live Audio Coverage of the 2024 NCAA® Women’s Basketball Championship

Broadcasts Include Women’s Sweet Sixteen® through the National Championship

NEW YORK, March 28, 2024 (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 present exclusive live coverage of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship beginning on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 with the Sweet Sixteen®. Coverage will continue Sunday and Monday with the Elite Eight® and culminate with the Women's Final Four® on Friday, April 5, and the Women’s National Championship Game on Sunday, April 7, from Cleveland.

Westwood One’s broadcast crew for the Women’s Final Four and National Championship will consist of Ryan Radtke as play-by-play announcer, Debbie Antonelli as analyst, and Ros Gold-Onwude as courtside reporter. This will be Antonelli’s 21st time as lead analyst and 28th season overall with the network while Gold-Onwude makes her Westwood debut. Lance Medow will serve as studio host.

Fans can access all the action on AM/FM radio, on SiriusXM, and on Additionally, the broadcasts will be available for free via the NCAA March Madness Women’s Basketball app or The Varsity Network app. Fans can also access live audio via Alexa-enabled devices by asking to “Open Westwood One Sports.” TuneIn premium subscribers can also hear all the action live. 

Westwood One’s Complete 2024 NCAA Women’s Tournament Broadcast Schedule:

  • Sweet 16 Doubleheaders:         
    • Friday, March 29
      • 2:15 p.m. ET – Albany
        • (3) Oregon State vs. (2) Notre Dame
        • (4) Indiana vs. (1) South Carolina
      • 7:15 p.m. ET – Portland
        • (3) NC State vs. (2) Stanford
        • (4) Gonzaga vs. (1) Texas
    • Saturday, March 30th
      • 12:45 p.m. ET – Albany
        • (3) LSU vs. (2) UCLA
        • (5) Colorado vs. (1) Iowa
      • 5:15 p.m. ET – Portland
        • (5) Baylor vs. (1) Southern California
        • (7) Duke vs. (3) UConn
  • Elite 8 Doubleheaders: Albany, NY and Portland, OR        
    • Sunday, March 31st
      • 12:45 p.m. ET
        • Oregon State/Notre Dame winner vs. Indiana/South Carolina winner
        • NC State/Stanford winner vs. Gonzaga/Texas winner
    • Monday, April 1st
      • 6:45 p.m. ET
        • LSU/UCLA winner vs. Colorado/Iowa winner
        • Baylor/Southern California winner vs. Duke/UConn winner
  • Final Four/National Championship Game: Cleveland, OH
    • Final Four: Friday, April 5th at 6:30 p.m. ET         
    • National Championship: Sunday, April 7th at 2:30 p.m. ET

For a complete schedule of games, announcer bios, exclusive audio content, and a list of radio stations airing Westwood One’s broadcast of the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Championship, log on to

Westwood One is the exclusive broadcast radio, digital audio, distribution, and licensing partner for the NCAA Championships.

Westwood One has broadcast the NCAA Women’s Final Four and Championship for more than 25 years. In addition, the network has broadcast the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament since 1982 and every game of March Madness® on multiple platforms since 2005.

NCAA, First Four, Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, Final Four, and March Madness are registered trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

About Westwood One Sports
Westwood One Sports is home to some of the most exciting sports broadcasts on radio. In addition to being the exclusive network radio partner to the NFL since 1987—featuring regular and post-season NFL football, including the playoffs and the Super Bowl -- its other extensive properties include NCAA Basketball, including the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tournaments and the Final Four®; The Masters; NCAA Football; and other marquee sports events. Westwood One also distributes and represents CBS Sports Radio. On social media, join the Westwood One Sports community on Facebook at and X (formerly Twitter) at For more information, visit

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 403 owned-and-operated radio stations across 85 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, CNN, AP News, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across more than 9,800 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

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 and 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: Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, GEICO, Great Clips, Intuit Turbotax, Invesco QQQ, LG, Marriott Bonvoy, Nabisco, Nissan, Pizza Hut, Reese’s, The Home Depot, Unilever and Wendy’s.

Karen Glover | Westwood One |