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 LIII, Super Bowl Preview, Super 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.
Pat McAfee: Sean McVay Isn’t Ready For A Broadcasting Career
“I think the reason why the narrative was able to build so much was because we saw Tony Romo make $17 million. We saw Troy Aikman make $17.5 million.”
Sean McVay was among those rumored to be potentially on the move to the broadcast booth this offseason, but ultimately the head coach of the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams decided to stay put. He was reportedly offered a mega-contract from Amazon to join the Thursday Night Football crew.
It appears McVay has a future in TV, but he’s made it clear he wants to remain a coach for the time being.
Pat McAfee on Monday told co-host A.J. Hawk that thinking about a future that doesn’t involve coaching in the NFL isn’t how McVay is wired.
“That’s how football people are. That’s literally how coaches are,” McAfee said. “It is just, we are either preparing for football season or we’re in football season. And when we’re not in football season, they’re wishing they were in football season so they’re acting like they’re in football season by watching more film, being more dialed in.”
McAfee also said the recent shuffling of broadcast crews, and the paydays associated with those moves, is what really turned up the heat on McVay speculation.
Pat also made it very clear that whenever McVay decides to make it to the booth, he’s likely going to be a star.
“I do believe a lot of us think to ourselves, I can’t wait for that guy to get in f–king TV though,” he said. “He’s going to be amazing on the microphone I think, A.J.”
T-Bob Hebert and Jacob Hester: Drew Brees Chatter Began With His Tweet About Saints
“They’ve had to know a life without Drew as the quarterback. They’ve had to have leaders step up that weren’t Drew Brees certainly on the offensive side of the football.”
There have been rumors about what’s next for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, but nothing has been set in stone. He took to Twitter over the weekend to dispute a report that he is out at NBC and make it clear he’s still weighing his options.
Brees feeling like he still has a fire to play in the NFL got the attention of T-Bob Hebert and Jacob Hester on 104.5 ESPN in Baton Rouge. Hebert on Monday said Brees expressing interest in coming back throws a wrench in all the planning the Saints have done to hand over the reins to Jameis Winston.
“It almost feels unreal where it’s this deal where it’s like, OK you had finally moved on, you made peace with it, it was all good, it is what it is, you’re ready to roll with your new guy,” he said. “And right when you think you’ve finally moved on, that text comes in and cracks open that door. But you’re happy, right? But can you say no to him?”
Hester noted that it was a Tweet from Brees expressing the desire to return to New Orleans that began the conversations and speculation about his future in broadcasting. However, he thinks it may be too late for Drew Brees to walk back into the Superdome and be greeted with open arms.
“If this was last year, and he had just retired and maybe had the itch to come back, maybe he could have that feeling. But he also has to understand that the team has had to move on,” he said. “They’ve had to know a life without Drew as the quarterback. They’ve had to have leaders step up that weren’t Drew Brees certainly on the offensive side of the football.”
Jeff Rickard Named Program Director of WFNZ in Charlotte
“After our first conversation I knew Jeff was the one to take us to the next level.”