WestwoodOne’s partnership with U.S. Olympics Rights holder NBC Universal will present live radio coverage of the Winter Games from Sochi, Russia. From the moment the Olympic Torch is lit on Friday, 2/7, through the Closing Ceremony on Sunday 2/23, WestwoodOne Sports will provide exclusive in-depth coverage.
WWO will broadcast throughout the Games as the live events unfold, with around-the-clock Olympic updates three times per hour; live Team USA and Gold Medal Game Ice Hockey play-by-play; live coverage of various Olympic Winter events, including figure skating, speed skating, skiing, bobsleigh and luge; and a nightly Olympic wrap-up show recapping the day’s events.
Programing will include:
–Shortform Coverage – Olympic Updates 3X an hour, 24/7, from February 7- February 23
–Longform Coverage – Today in Sochi
–Two hours of longform coverage for 17 consecutive nights, from February 7-February 23. Daily wrap-up all the day’s action, plus include play-by-play from events, as well as previews and interviews from all the significant venues and disciplines.
–U.S. Olympic Hockey (Men’s and Women’s)
–Live play-by-play coverage of every Men’s Team USA hockey game.
–Men’s Gold Medal Game will be presented on 2/23.
–Women’s Gold Medal Hockey Game will be presented on Thursday, 2/20.
Coverage will feature:
• Longform Hosts: John Tautges and Kevin Kugler
• Opening/Closing Ceremonies: Joe Tolleson and David Wallechinsky
• Hockey: Steve Goldstein and Bret Hedican (two-time U.S. Olympian)
• Figure Skating: Jason Horowitz and Paul Wylie (1992 Silver Medalist)
• Speed Skating: Kevin Kugler
• ShortTrack Speed Skating: Jason Horowitz
• Alpine Skiing: Joe Tolleson and Doug Lewis (two-time U.S. Olympian)
• Bobsleigh/Luge: Joe Tolleson
Olympic historian David Wallechinsky will also contribute daily to WestwoodOne’s coverage of the Winter Olympics, as will roving reporter Ted Emrich. WWO has been the U.S. radio broadcaster of every Olympics since the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.
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