Westwood One to air Sunday afternoon NFL games, Saturday NCAA games

Westwood One Radio will continue its coverage of the NFL with exclusive broadcasts of all prime-time and playoff games, plus a schedule of Sunday afternoon doubleheaders.
Executive producer Howard Deneroff said the announcing lineup has not been finalized but most should be back from last year.
Here is the Sunday afternoon schedule for the first six weeks (the remaining schedule will be filled in as the season moves on to assure the best matchups):
Sunday, Sept. 11
Pittsburgh-Baltimore, 1 p.m.; Minnesota-San Diego, 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 18
Jacksonville-Jets, 1 p.m.; Houston-Miami, 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 25
Giants-Eagles, 1 p.m.; Green Bay-Chicago, 4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 2
Washington-St. Louis, 1 p.m.; Atlanta-Seattle, 4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9
Kansas City-Indianapolis, 1 p.m.; Sad Diego-Denver, 4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16
Jacksonville-Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.; New Orleans-Tampa Bay, 4 p.m.

Among the stations that will carry all or some of the Sunday afternoon package (within reach of the Times Herald-Record listening area) are WFAN (660 AM) in New York, WOFX (980 AM) in Albany, WLAD (800 AM) in Danbury and WEJL (630 AM) and WBAX (1240 AM) in Scranton.
The Giants radio network flagship is WFAN, so don’t expect many Sunday afternoon games due to conflicts with the pre- and post-game shows, The station won’t air games opposite the Jets, either. If my calculations are correct, WFAN may air Sunday afternoon games on Sept. 18 (4 p.m.), Oct. 16 (4 p.m.), Oct. 23 (4 p.m.), Oct. 30 (4 p.m., in progress), Nov. 20 (1 p.m.), Nov. 27 (4 p.m.) and Jan. 1 (4 p.m., in progress).

Westwood One will also air a Saturday NCAA football package, with doubleheader offerings. One problem with the schedule is national TV rights holders have a stranglehold on determining when some games are played, and won’t announce them until 6-13 days prior.
Here is the early Westwood One NCAA football schedule:
Sat. Sept. 3
Boise State-Georgia, 7:30 p.m.
TBA
Fri. Sept. 9
Missour-Arizona State, 10 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 10
Brigham Young-Texas, TBA
Sat. Sept. 17
Oklahoma-Florida State, TBA
Stanford-Arizona, 10:15 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 24
LSU-West Virginia, TBA
Oregon-Arizona, 9:45 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 1
Alabama-Florida, TBA
TBA
Sat. Oct. 8
Ohio State-Nebraska, TBA
Miami-Virginia Tech, TBA
Sat. Oct. 15
Florida-Auburn, TBA
TBA
Sat. Oct. 22
Auburn-LSU, TBA
TBA
Sat. Oct. 29
Wisconsin-Ohio State, TBA
TBA
Sat. Nov. 5
Texas A&M-Oklahoma, TBA
TBA
Sat. Nov. 12
Nebraska-Penn State, TBA
TCU-Boise State, 3 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 19
USC-Oregon, TBA
TBA
Fri. Nov. 25
Iowa-Nebraska, TBA
Sat. Nov. 26
Ohio State-Michigan, TBA
Sat. Dec. 3
SEC championship, 3:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 10
Army-Navy, 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 6
Cotton Bowl, 7:30 p.m.
TBA
FCS Championship game

Among the stations that can be heard in the THR coverage area at nighttime are WFAN (660 AM), WCKY (1530 AM) in Cincinnati, WHAM (1180 AM) in Rochester, WEEI (850 AM) in Boston and WSCR (670 AM) in Chicago.

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