Westwood One reups with The NFL in multi-year deal


A time-tested relationship re-confirmed: They’ve unveiled a new multi-year agreement for Westwood One to continue as the exclusive network radio partner of the NFL. Westwood One has been an NFL network radio partner for more than four decades and the exclusive network radio partner since 1987.

“We are proud to extend one of the strongest partnerships in sports broadcasting history – Westwood One and the National Football League,” said Rod Sherwood, President of Westwood One. “America’s most popular sport generates a huge audience that brings great value to Westwood One, our affiliates and our advertisers, and reinforces Westwood One as the preeminent nationwide radio sports broadcaster.”

Westwood One will continue to broadcast the regular season primetime package and all postseason NFL games, including Monday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, Thursday Night Football NFL Network package, the NFL Playoffs, the Super Bowl and the Pro Bowl. In addition, Westwood One’s NFL broadcasts are streamed online at NFL.com, simulcast on Sirius/XM satellite radio and NFL Mobile Live on Verizon wireless devices.

The Westwood One 2010-2011 NFL broadcast schedule features 58 national games, including: the Hall of Fame game, Opening Kickoff game, 17 Monday Night games, including one doubleheader, 17 Sunday Night games, 10 Thursday and Saturday Night games (including Thanksgiving Night), Thanksgiving Day doubleheader, 12 Postseason games, including the NFL Playoffs, the AFC and NFC Championship Games, the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLV in North Texas. Westwood One also delivers specialty programs, including: The NFL Today, NFL Preview, NFL Insider, NFL Sunday, and NFL Fantasy Football Forecast.

That’s the lion’s share of games, however, WW1 competitor Compass Media Networks also syndicates Sunday NFL games. In 2011, Compass will air a slate of Sunday afternoon double header games. Participating clubs include The Chicago Bears, San Fransisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Bucs, Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins.