CUMULUS MEDIA calls on Rich Eisen for Monday night football

NFL Network’s Rich Eisen to host Westwood One’s weekly pre-game and halftime show

NEW YORK, August 3, 2021 / PRNewswire / – CUMULUS MEDIA (NSDQ: CMLS) Westwood One, America’s Largest Audio Network, To Further Expand Emmy-nominated Broadcaster Rich eisen role within the network to include pre-game and half-time hosting duties for Monday Night Football on Westwood One. The Monday evening schedule starts on September 13, when the Baltimore Ravens visit the Las Vegas Raiders and conclude the January 3, 2022, when the Cleveland Browns face the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Rich Eisen

“Monday Night Football on Westwood One is one of the biggest home concerts in the broadcast …” – Rich Eisen

Additionally, Eisen will host the Westwood One broadcast of the NFL Opening Night on Thursday September 9, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Super Bowl champions, host the Dallas Cowboys. He will also contribute to Westwood One’s pre-game and halftime coverage of Super Bowl LVI from Los Angeles on Sunday February 13, 2022. Kevin harlan and Hall of Fame and NFL Network Analyst Kurt warner will return as the main broadcast team for the NFL on Westwood One.

Eisen currently hosts two podcasts for the CUMULUS podcast network: The Rich Eisen Show, which offers an engaging blend of sports, humor and pop culture with some of the most recognizable names in sports and entertainment, and Just to start, which focuses on how famous athletes found their way to success. Westwood One also assists in the distribution of Rich Eisen radio program.

“Monday Night Football on Westwood One is one of the biggest hospitality gigs on the broadcast and I’m honored to have the seat,” Eisen said. “The fact that I can expand my partnership with Westwood One beyond my daily show and podcast platform by talking about football even more is endlessly exciting to me.”

“Westwood One and NFL Monday Night Football share a story filled with incredible football and some of the greatest voices to ever cover the game,” said Bruce gilbert, Senior Vice-President, Sports Programming. “We are happy that Rich Eisen has agreed to continue this long tradition by adding his pre-eminent voice from the NFL network to our pre-game and halftime programming. “

Emmy Nominated Host, Rich Eisen is host The Rich Eisen Show, which airs weekdays on Peacock TV from noon-3 p.m. ET. This summer, Eisen hosted Tokyo Gold for Peacock TV, recapping the biggest stories and highlights from the Olympics. He continues to be the signing host of the NFL Network, where he was hired as the network’s first on-air talent in the summer of 2003. Prior to joining NFL Network, Eisen spent eight years with ESPN, where as one of the most visible personalities he hosted SportsCenter alongside Stuart scott, as well as a variety of other high-level missions.

CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) is a leading media, advertising and marketing service companies delivering premium content to more than a quarter of a billion people every month, where and when they want it. CUMULUS MEDIA engages listeners with high quality local programming through 413 radio stations owned and operated in 86 markets; offers nationwide sports, news, talk and entertainment programs from iconic brands such as the NFL, NCAA, Masters, CNN, AP, Academy of Country Music Awards and numerous other world-class partners through nearly 7,300 affiliate stations through Westwood One, America’s largest audio network; and inspires listeners through the CUMULUS Podcast Network, its growing network of smart, entertaining and engaging original podcasts. CUMULUS MEDIA provides advertisers with personal connections, local impact and national reach through digital, mobile, social and voice-activated broadcast and on-demand platforms, as well as integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, solutions Full-service audio, cutting-edge research and ideas, and live event experiences. CUMULUS MEDIA is the only audio media company to offer marketers guarantees of local and national advertising performance. For more information visit

Karen glover | Westwood one | [email protected] | (212) 299-3108
Zach Rosenfield | Rosenfield Media Group | [email protected] | (310) 429-3659

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