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    Cris Carter, Enberg to call Thursday night games on Westwood

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    [size=18px]Enberg, Carter to call games on Westwood One[/size]

    NEW YORK (June 1, 2006) -- Westwood One announced the appointment of legendary, award-winning broadcaster Dick Enberg and NFL great Cris Carter as part of its Thursday Night Football broadcast team. Enberg will provide the play-by-play with Carter serving as color analyst for all Westwood One's Thursday Night Football broadcasts. In addition, Carter will also serve as an analyst for Westwood One's Saturday Night NFL broadcasts. Westwood One's coverage of the 2006-2007 NFL season kicks off Thursday, Sept. 7, as the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers host the Miami Dolphins.

    "I'm excited to return to radio on Westwood One, where unlike television with its immediate pictures, the announcer paints the entire canvas," said Enberg. "Working with Cris Carter, a future Hall of Fame receiver, will be a special pleasure. I know that no matter what I throw at him, he'll catch it and head up field."

    "I am thrilled to be a part of Westwood One's new Thursday/Saturday package, and to have the pleasure of working with one of the greatest play-by-play announcers of all time, Dick Enberg," said Carter.

    "This is yet another example of Westwood One's commitment to winning," said Peter Kosann, Westwood One president and CEO. "Adding broadcasters of this magnitude should speak volumes about our never-ending resolve to deliver the best product possible for our advertisers, affiliates and fans."

    "We're truly privileged to have assembled such an outstanding broadcast crew for Thursday night in Dick Enberg and Cris Carter," said David Halberstam, EVP/GM Westwood One Sports. "Enberg, whose roots are in radio, is a wordsmith. His graphic and galvanizing descriptions are perfectly suited for our national radio broadcasts. Cris Carter, after a Hall of Fame playing career, has earned rave reviews since his recent broadcasting debut. NFL fans will enjoy his insightful analysis and game commentary beginning this season."


    DICK ENBERG
    Enberg, formerly the radio voice of the Los Angeles Rams and UCLA Bruins, is currently a play-by-play announcer for The NFL on CBS, college basketball and the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. He also contributes to the Masters and PGA Championship broadcasts for the network. Enberg spent 25 years with NBC Sports, beginning in 1975 as the play-by-play announcer for college basketball. He has taken on assignments including NFL football (38 seasons), the Super Bowl (nine times), the Rose Bowl (nine times), the Orange Bowl (six times), the Olympic Games (1972, 1988, 1992, 1996), the Australian Open (once), the French Open (19 times), Wimbledon (22 times), the U.S. Open Tennis Championships (six times), the Masters (six times), the PGA Championship (three times), the U.S. Open Golf Championship (five times), the Ryder Cup (three times), the American and National League Playoffs (three times), the World Series, heavyweight boxing championships (three times), the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship (10 times), the NBA Playoffs and the NBA All-Star Game. Along with football, baseball, tennis, golf, basketball and boxing, he has called gymnastics, figure skating, Breeders Cup horse racing and track and field.

    Throughout his career, Enberg has earned a series of national honors, including 14 Emmy Awards, nine Sportscaster of the Year Awards, the Ronald Reagan Media Award and the Victor Award as the top sportscaster of the past 25 years. Enberg is only the fourth sportscaster to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Along with his 15 National Sportscaster Awards, he has been named the 1989 Tennis Play-by-Play Man of the Year (Tennis Magazine) and the 1989 NFL Press Box Award winner as football's top play-by-play announcer. He also received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award in 2000. Enberg was awarded the 1984 Eclipse Award (thoroughbred racing), the 1995 National Basketball Hall of Fame's Curt Gowdy Award and the 1999 Pro Football Hall of Fame's Pete Rozelle Award. In 1974, he won a local Emmy Award for coverage of the Rose Bowl Parade. In 1973, he became the first American sportscaster to visit the People's Republic of China (USA vs. China basketball, Beijing). Enberg lives in La Jolla, Calif., with his wife, Barbara, and the three youngest of his six children.


    CRIS CARTER
    Currently the co-host of HBO's Inside the NFL, Carter is one of the most prolific receivers in NFL history. He trails only Jerry Rice in the record books and is the No. 2 all-time receiver with 11,010 receptions and 130 touchdowns. His 13,899 career receiving yards ranks fourth in NFL history. Carter played 15 years in the NFL, mostly with the Minnesota Vikings, for which he holds virtually every franchise receiving record.

    Carter was the recipient of the 1999 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, given annually by the NFL for recognition of character and charitable works off the field. Carter made eight consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl, and in 1999 he received the Byron "Whizzer" White Award, the most prestigious award given by the NFL Players Association given to the player who best exemplifies service to team, community and country. Carter also currently co-hosts an NFL show on Sirius Satellite Radio during the regular season, and serves as the NFL expert analyst for Yahoo Sports. Carter resides in Boca Raton, Fla., with his wife and their two children.

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    Re: Cris Carter, Enberg to call Thursday night games on Westwood

    I"m not sure if we get any Westwood One games on the radio around here or not. Does anyone know where these broadcast take place?....Are they aired nation wide?..

    It would be nice to listen to CC call a game on the radio......


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    Re: Cris Carter, Enberg to call Thursday night games on Westwood

    "singersp" wrote:
    slick willy ENBERG
    Enberg, formerly the radio voice of the Los Angeles Rams and UCLA Bruins, is currently a play-by-play announcer for The NFL on CBS, college basketball and the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. He also contributes to the Masters and PGA Championship broadcasts for the network. Enberg spent 25 years with NBC Sports, beginning in 1975 as the play-by-play announcer for college basketball. He has taken on assignments including NFL football (38 seasons), the Super Bowl (nine times), the Rose Bowl (nine times), the Orange Bowl (six times), the Olympic Games (1972, 1988, 1992, 1996), the Australian Open (once), the French Open (19 times), Wimbledon (22 times), the U.S. Open Tennis Championships (six times), the Masters (six times), the PGA Championship (three times), the U.S. Open Golf Championship (five times), the Ryder Cup (three times), the American and National League Playoffs (three times), the World Series, heavyweight boxing championships (three times), the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship (10 times), the NBA Playoffs and the NBA All-Star Game. Along with football, baseball, tennis, golf, basketball and boxing, he has called gymnastics, figure skating, Breeders Cup horse racing and track and field.
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