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Westwood One Lays Out Super Bowl Pregame Plans

“The Westwood One Sports Crew has been conducting interviews for shows leading up to The Big Game, including Road to Super Bowl LIII, Super Bowl Preview, Super Bowl Insider and Super Sunday.”

Brandon Contes

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For the 32nd consecutive year and 46th time overall, Westwood One will broadcast the Super Bowl.  After spending the week on Radio Row in Atlanta, Westwood One has jam-packed pregame programming for NFL fans.

The Westwood One Sports Crew has been conducting interviews for shows leading up to The Big Game, including Road to Super Bowl LIIISuper Bowl PreviewSuper Bowl Insider and Super Sunday.

Scott Graham will continue to host Westwood One’s weeknight show, Road to Super Bowl LIII through Saturday night, as he has throughout the entire week from Atlanta.  For Sunday’s Super Bowl Preview, Graham will partner with NFL Hall of Famer, Kurt Warner which will be followed by Super Bowl Insider featuring Graham, Tony Boselli and Ian Rapoport.

On Radio Row Scott Graham has interviewed the McCourty Twins, Rob Gronkowski, Brandin Cooks, CJ Anderson, Andrew Reed, Gene Steratore and more to help fans get ready for the Super Bowl.  Exclusive programming will also feature a conversation between Graham, Warner and Super Bowl winning head coach, Mike Holmgren.  

Westwood One’s Hall of Fame reporter, Ed Werder interviewed Ndamakong Suh and Todd Gurley during the week.  Werder will serve as a sideline reporter for Westwood One’s radio coverage of the Super Bowl, along with Tony Boselli who will also be reporting from the field during The Big Game on Sunday.  

Super Bowl Preview will begin at 2pm ET Sunday, followed by Super Bowl Insider at 3pm ET and the Super Sunday pregame show at 4pm ET, all leading into The Big Game broadcast which begins at 5pm ET.  Super Bowl LIII will be broadcast by Westwood One to millions of listeners across more than 700 radio station nationwide.

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.

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K&C Masterpiece: Cowboys Could Add 30 Million More Viewers To Super Bowl

“The Cowboys in the Super Bowl against the Chiefs would’ve shattered all viewership ratings.”

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The matchup in this year’s Super Bowl is set, and the game will undoubtedly be the most-viewed program on TV this year. But if the Dallas Cowboys were taking part in the game, it’s safe to say the ratings would be astronomical.

The Cowboys divisional playoff game against San Francisco drew 45.7 million viewers. It was the second-most watched divisional round contest on record.

The NFC championship between San Francisco and Philadelphia drew 47.5 million.

On 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, K&C Masterpiece host Kevin Hageland said had the Cowboys made it to Philly, the viewership would’ve been even better.

“I know the game sucked, but that just shows you, because the Cowboys were like almost 8 million above every other divisional game, this could’ve gotten to 58 (million),” Hageland said.

Kevin added that if Dallas had gone all the way, the audience tuning in would’ve easily eclipsed some of the highest-rated programs of all-time.

“The Cowboys in the Super Bowl against the Chiefs would’ve shattered all viewership ratings,” he said. “Even with the new system and so many people streaming and everything like that.”

Usually the Super Bowl averages around 100 million viewers. Hageland said a Cowboys Super Bowl appearance in this day and age would’ve set the new top ratings mark for years to come.

“My estimation would be you would add approximately an extra 30 million people,” he said.

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Patrick McCarthy To Join Mets Radio Crew

“Patrick, the son of Phillies broadcaster Tom McCarthy, had been calling games for Philly’s Triple-A team in Lehigh Valley.”

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The New York Mets have called on Patrick McCarthy to join the team’s radio broadcasts this season.

According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, McCarthy will host pregame and postgame coverage on WCBS and fill in for Howie Rose when he takes time off.

Patrick, the son of Phillies broadcaster Tom McCarthy, had been calling games for Philly’s Triple-A team in Lehigh Valley.

Keith Raad will be added to the booth for Mets games on the radio this season as well.

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Angelo Cataldi Bans Andy Reid’s Voice From WIP Morning Show

“25% of the people who voted in our poll and said they admire and respect Reid more than Sirianni, you 25% have not been paying any attention for years.”

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As Super Bowl LVII approaches, many storylines have emerged. One includes Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid facing off with the team he coached for 14 years, the Philadelphia Eagles. Reid is a beloved figure in NFL circles, but 94WIP morning host Angelo Cataldi couldn’t hold back his disdain for the coaching legend.

On Tuesday morning, Cataldi mentioned he couldn’t believe Reid was so highly regarded in NFL media circles. The longtime host said Reid was never truthful during interviews.

After playing clips that included Reid saying the Eagles “were a good team” and how the Chiefs “would need a good game plan” to grab a victory, Cataldi took issue with the generalities Reid spoke with. When asked what he expected from an NFL head coach, Cataldi compared Reid to current Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni.

“I was expecting something like Nick gives me every time,” Cataldi said. “I hate Reid ’cause he never won me the Super Bowl, I hate Reid that it took him six years to get there, it took Nick two, and I hate Reid because he never bothered to share a damn thing. If you’re out there, with 25% of the people who voted in our poll and said they admire and respect Reid more than Sirianni, you 25% have not been paying any attention for years.”

Cataldi — who admitted “I don’t like the man, and I’ve never liked the man” — said he received more than 300 emails about Reid, noting he didn’t realize he was “widely regarded as the all-time Andy Reid critic” in Philadelphia.

The 94WIP host added listeners will not hear the voice of the “phony, fraud” Reid any longer on his morning show.

“I do not control the other dayparts here. I don’t control the newsroom. I’m done playing anything said by Andy Reid. ‘Cause I learned over 14 years it’s a waste of time.”

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