Westwood One Sets Rio Olympic Coverage
August 1, 2016 at 6:57 AM (PT)
WESTWOOD ONE's coverage of the 2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS in RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, partnered with U.S. rights holder NBCUNIVERSAL, will kick off on FRIDAY (8/5) and will run through AUGUST 21st.
The coverage, available to broadcast affiliates and via TUNEIN and SIRIUSXM, will include:
- Olympic Updates three times an hour, 24/7
- A two hour nightly program, "TONIGHT IN RIO," with a mix of play-by-play, results, and interviews
- Play-by-play of every TEAM USA men's and women's basketball and women's soccer games, plus the men's and women's basketball and soccer Gold Medal games
- Play-by-play of golf
JOE TOLLESON and DAVID WALLECHINSKY will cover the opening and closing ceremonies, with PATRICK KINAS and 12-time medalist DARA TORRES covering swimming, SAM GORE and gold medalist AMANDA BORDEN on gymnastics, TED EMRICH and CARL LEWIS on track, KEVIN KUGLER and PJ CARLESIMO on basketball, TOLLESON with TONY DICICCO for soccer, KUGLER and CHARLIE RYMER on golf, and ESPN Sports KSPN-A (ESPNLA 710AM)/LOS ANGELES midday host STEVE MASON joining KUGLER as co-host of "TONIGHT IN RIO" with WALLECHINSKY as contributor.