As part of its all-sports format set to launch in early September, KFWB 980 will carry a full schedule of NFL and NCAA play-by-play in 2014-15 and the USC sports spotlight, “Trojan’s Live,” will return for another season, it was announced by newly-named KFWB program director Owen Murphy.
KFWB, entering its fifth season as the flagship radio station of the Los Angeles Clippers, becomes the exclusive L.A. radio home for Westwood One’s coverage of all NFL Sunday night, Monday night and Thursday night games beginning on Sept. 4 when Green Bay takes on reigning champion Seattle. The weekly Sunday primetime game will be the culmination of KFWB’s triple-header coverage. The broadcast schedule will include post-season playoff action, the NFC and AFC Championship games, the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl on Feb. 1, 2015.
KFWB will also offer a full slate of Westwood One’s coverage of NCAA football, commencing on Sept. 6 when Michigan State visits Oregon. College basketball is also on tap, including the exclusive national feeds of the men’s and women’s Final Four in 2015.
“With rumors swirling about the NFL draft coming to Los Angeles in 2015, and maybe an NFL team, as well, we could not be more excited to deliver great Westwood One football programming to a football hungry town so deserving of its own team,” said Murphy. “Additionally, there is no better product than Westwood One’s March Madness play-by-play and we are proud to have the opportunity to present it to the most passionate and knowledgeable hoops fans in America.”
“Trojans Live,” an hour-long program devoted to USC sports and featuring men’s head football coach Steve Sarkisian, will be back for its second season on KFWB. “Trojans Live” airs Tuesdays from 6 - 7:00pm and is broadcast live from The Lab gastropub near the USC campus. The show is produced by USC Sports Properties, a division of Fox Sports.
Other major events to be broadcast exclusively in Los Angeles on KFWB include major golf championships and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.
More announcements about KFWB’s all-sports lineup are expected soon. Earlier, it was announced that The Jim Rome Show will air weekdays from 9:00am – 12:00noon. The new format will launch in September.