WWO Presents Coverage of 2019 Men's Basketball Tournament
|RADIO ONLINE | Thursday, March 14, 2019|
Westwood One, the official network radio partner of the NCAA, will tip off its live coverage of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship with First Four action on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30pm ET. Listeners will be able to hear full play-by-play action from all 67 men's basketball games, including eight first-round and second-round games, plus regional semifinals and finals. In addition, Westwood One will broadcast live coverage of NCAA Men's Final Four on Saturday, April 6 and the National Championship Game on Monday, April 8, in both English and Spanish.
The trio of Kevin Kugler, Hall of Fame Coach John Thompson and Clark Kellogg will call the action for the Final Four and the National Championship in English. Kellogg will be simultaneously serving as a studio analyst for both CBS Sports and Turner Sports' television coverage in addition to Westwood One coverage. Jim Gray will serve as courtside reporter, while three-time NCAA Player of the Year and Hall of Famer Bill Walton will provide pregame, halftime and postgame analysis for the Final Four and National Championship.
For the third straight year, the Spanish-language broadcast will be called by Rafael Hernandez Brito and former All-American Greivis Vasquez and hosted by Clemson Smith Muniz.
New to the crew this year is ESPN college basketball analyst and former coach Fran Fraschilla, who will join Jason Horowitz to anchor the network coverage from Westwood One's New York City studios. Brad Heller will anchor Westwood One's coverage on the satellite, online and mobile platforms.