Westwood One/CBS Radio Sports (NYSE: WON) and the National Football League (NFL) announced today the renewal of a
multi-year agreement for Westwood One/CBS Radio Sports to continue as the exclusive network radio home of the NFL.
Westwood One/CBS Radio Sports, the NFL’s partner since 1987, will continue to broadcast regular season and postseason NFL games, including the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Monday Night Football, the NFL Playoffs, the
Super Bowl and the Pro Bowl.
As part of the agreement, the NFL and Westwood/CBS Radio Sports will create extensive promotional campaigns across the networks and programs of Westwood One.
‘Looking back on our record-breaking season the next step was obvious — an extension of the greatest partnership one could imagine,’ said Joel Hollander, Westwood One President and CEO. ‘We are proud and honored to continue our partnership with the National Football League.’
‘We are pleased to be able to both extend and build on our great partnership with Westwood One/CBS Radio Sports,’ said Dennis Lewin, the NFL’s Senior Vice President of Broadcasting and Network Television. ‘We are looking
forward to developing new programs and initiatives with Westwood One/CBS Radio Sports and their partners in the Viacom family to reach our fans.’
The Westwood One/CBS Radio Sports 2002-2003 NFL broadcast schedule will feature 87 games, including 17 Monday Night Games, the NFL Playoffs, the AFC and NFC Championships, Super Bowl XXXVII, the Pro Bowl and the Pro Football
Hall of Fame Game. The Westwood One/CBS Radio Sports NFL broadcast schedule kicks off on Thursday, September 5, 2002 as the San Francisco 49ers visit the New York Giants. The first Westwood One/CBS Radio Sports Monday Night Football game features a rematch of last season’s AFC Championship game with the Pittsburgh Steelers visiting the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots on September 9, 2002.
Westwood One (NYSE: WON) provides over 150 news, sports, music, talk, entertainment programs, features, live events and 24/7 Formats. Through its subsidiaries, Metro Networks/Shadow Broadcast Services, Westwood One provides local content to the radio and TV industries including news,
sports, weather, traffic, video news services and other information.
SmartRoute Systems manages traffic information centers for state and local departments of transportation, and markets traffic and travel content to wireless, Internet, in-vehicle navigation systems and voice portal customers. Westwood One serves more than 7,700 radio stations.
Westwood One is managed by Infinity Broadcasting Corporation. For more information visit www.westwoodone.com.
For further information please contact:
Peggy Panosh, Westwood One
Tel: +1 212 641 2052
Brian McCarthy, National Football League
Tel: +1 212 450 2069