For Immediate Release April 18, 2016
HRRN AND NBC SPORTS GROUP AGREE TO THREE YEAR PARTNERSHIP FOR EXCLUSIVE TRIPLE CROWN COVERAGE
NBC Sports Radio and HRRN to Present Live Coverage of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes & Belmont Stakes through 2018
Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY will partner with NBC Sports Group, the home of horse racing, to provide live radio coverage of all three Triple Crown races through 2018 it was announced today.
For each race, NBC Sports Radio will present two hours of live coverage from 5-7 p.m. ET, produced in partnership with HRRN, and distributed by Westwood One. Audio coverage will also be distributed via the Tune In website and mobile app, and on the HRRN website.
HRRN and NBC Sports Radio partnered to provide exclusive radio coverage of American Pharoah’s historic Triple Crown run in 2015.
“To be associated with such an iconic broadcast organization is a tremendous honor,” said HRRN President Mike Penna. “The NBC Sports Group and Westwood One teams are as good as it gets. We are excited to build on the momentum from last year’s Triple Crown and look forward to taking the broadcasts to even greater heights through this partnership in the coming years.”
“We are pleased to have HRRN as a partner at the Triple Crown races again this year to help us bring NBC Sports Radio listeners the best, most insightful coverage of these three great races,” said Rob Simmelkjaer, Senior Vice President of NBC Sports Ventures.
Bruce Gilbert, SVP Sports for Cumulus/Westwood One, said "Westwood One Sports is proud to partner with NBC Sports and HRRN to present every majestic moment of thrilling Triple Crown Racing to fans everywhere."
For more information on programming, please contact Westwood One at NBCSportsRadio@westwoodone.com. For a complete schedule of shows, bios, exclusive audio content, and a list of radio stations airing NBC Sports Radio, log on to NBCSportsRadio.com and horseracingradio.net
NBC SPORTS GROUP AND HORSE RACING: NBC Sports Group is the exclusive home to the most important and prestigious events in horse racing, including the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup. NBC has been the exclusive home of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes since 2001, and the Belmont Stakes since 2011, when NBC Sports Group reassembled the Triple Crown.
About HRRN: The Horse Racing Radio Network is your home for Eclipse Award winning coverage of the biggest events in racing throughout the year. In 2015, HRRN will broadcast more than 100 stakes races from racetracks across the country, and is the official radio network of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Stakes and Breeders’ Cup World Championships. HRRN also produces a series of popular talk shows aired throughout the week on SiriusXM satellite radio: Xpressbet Radio on HRRN (Wednesday – Friday, 3-6 p.m. ET), Jock Talk presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka (Tuesday, 6-7 p.m. ET), Trainer Talk presented by Fasig-Tipton (Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. ET), Brisnet Call In Show (Thursday, 6-7 p.m. ET), Xpressbet Weekend Stakes Preview (Friday, 6-7 p.m. ET) and the Equine Forum (Saturday, 8-10 a.m. ET).
For more information visit www.horseracingradio.net, follow us on Twitter @HRRN and like “Horse Racing Radio Network” on Facebook.
About NBC Sports Radio: NBC Sports Radio, produced and distributed by Westwood One in partnership with NBC Sports Group, is carried by more than 425 affiliates nationwide. Programming is available on radio affiliates throughout the United States, as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports Radio mobile app, and on the websites of affiliates. Content includes hourly sports news updates, daily features, and long-form shows. On social media, join the NBC Sports Radio community on Twitter at twitter.com/nbcsportsradio. To listen live or on demand, or to find a station, visit www.nbcsportsradio.com.
About Westwood One: Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers audio products to reach listeners whenever, wherever they are. Westwood One is a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience — with 8,200 broadcast radio stations and media partners who reach 245 million weekly listeners. The company’s portfolio features premium content with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.