Wednesday, the NFL announced a multi-year contract extension with Dial Global to continue as the exclusive network radio partner of the NFL. Dial Global has been an NFL network radio partner for more than four decades and the exclusive network radio partner since 1987. The network was known as Westwood One until this year.
The Dial Global Sports 2012 NFL broadcast schedule features 63 national games, including: the opening Kickoff game, 16 Monday Night games, including one doubleheader, 17 Sunday Night games, 14 Thursday Night games (including Thanksgiving Night), one Saturday Night game, the Thanksgiving Day doubleheader, 12 postseason games, including the AFC and NFC Championship Games, the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
In addition to the 63-game national package, Dial Global Sports offers a weekly Sunday doubleheader throughout the regular season.
As it did last week, CBS has seven games, so all seven crews will work in Week 3. FOX has six games for the second straight week, so the network will not use crew 6/F (Sam Rosen–Heath Evans) once again. Crew 7/G (Ron Pitts–MIke Martz–Kristina Pink) will work for the third straight week.
CBS’ A crew of Jim Nantz–Phil Simms will have Houston-Denver. The B crew of Greg Gumbel-Dan Dierdorf will call Kansas City-New Orleans. The C crew of Ian Eagle–Dan Fouts will be at Pittsburgh-Oakland.
FOX’s A crew of Joe Buck–Troy Aikman–Pam Oliver will work Tampa Bay-Dallas. The B crew of Kenny Albert–Daryl Johnston–Tony Siragusa has San Francisco-Minnesota. The C crew of Thom Brennaman–Brian Billick–Laura Okmin will have Philadelphia-Arizona.
NFL Network will have New York Giants-Carolina on Thursday, NBC will show Sunday night’s New England-Baltimore game, while ESPN will show Green Bay-Seattle on Monday night.
Listed are the TV network, TV/national radio announcers, DirecTV channel and Sirius and XM satellite radio channels. All times shown are local to game site:
New York Giants at Carolina (Thursday night) — NFLN (8:00 PM ET): Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Ian Eagle, Trent Green, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (NYG), 93 (Car). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (NYG), 226 (Car).
St. Louis at Chicago — FOX (12:00 PM CT): Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jennifer Hale. DirecTV: 704. SIRIUS: 138 (StL.), 94 (Chi.). XM: 227 (Chi.).
Buffalo at Cleveland — CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein. DirecTV: 708. SIRIUS: 106 (Buf.), 112 (Cle.). XM: 231 (Cle.).
Tampa Bay at Dallas — FOX (12:00 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). DirecTV: 705. SIRIUS: 125 (TB), 93 (Dal.). XM: 226 (Dal.).
Jacksonville at Indianapolis — CBS (1:00 PM ET): Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker. DirecTV: 709. SIRIUS: 104 (Jax.), 113 (Ind.). XM: 232 (Ind.).
New York Jets at Miami — CBS (1:00 PM ET): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. Dial Global Radio: Chuck Cooperstein, Tony Boselli. DirecTV: 710. SIRIUS: 92 (NYJ.), 136 (Mia.). XM: 234 (Mia.).
San Francisco at Minnesota — FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa. DirecTV: 706. SIRIUS: 139 (SF), 117 (Min.). XM: 233 (Min.).
Kansas City at New Orleans — CBS (12:00 PM CT): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. DirecTV: 711. SIRIUS: 148 (KC), 91 (NO). XM: 228 (NO).
Detroit at Tennessee — FOX (12:00 PM CT): Ron Pitts, Mike Martz, Kristina Pink (Field reporter). DirecTV: 707. SIRIUS: 135 (Det.), 85 (Ten.). XM: 230 (Ten.).
Cincinnati at Washington — CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. DirecTV: 712. SIRIUS: 127 (Cin.), 86 (Was.). XM: 229 (Was.).
Philadelphia at Arizona — FOX (1:05 PM MST): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). DirecTV: 713. SIRIUS: 85 (Phi.), 137 (Arz.). XM: 235 (Arz.).
Atlanta at San Diego — FOX (1:05 PM PT): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jaime Maggio (Field reporter). DirecTV: 714. SIRIUS: 85 (Atl.), 94 (SD). XM: 227 (SD).
Houston at Denver — CBS (2:25 PM MT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. Dial Global Radio: Wayne Larrivee, Mark Malone. DirecTV: 715. SIRIUS: 92 (Hou.), 86 (Den.). XM: 229 (Den.).
Pittsburgh at Oakland — CBS (1:25 PM PT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. DirecTV: 716. SIRIUS: 93 (Pit.), 91 (Oak.). XM: 228 (Oak.).
New England at Baltimore (Sunday night) — NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (DGR), 92 (NE), 93 (Bal.). XM: 227 (DGR), 225 (NE), 226 (Bal.).
Green Bay at Seattle (Monday night) — ESPN (5:30 PM PT): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (GB), 93 (Sea.). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (GB), 226 (Sea.).
2012 ANNOUNCER SCOREBOARD: Every week, we’ll give you a running scoreboard of network assignments. Who gets your team the most? How does each network prioritize the games? Your answers are below. Each game assigned to a crew will be listed after their names. Any mashup crew assignments will also be listed. Here is the 2012 regular-season crew scoreboard through Week 3:
2012 Weekly Assignment Scoreboard
CBS (Weekly assignments):
1/A. Jim Nantz (play-by-play) and Phil Simms (analyst) – NE/TEN (1), NYJ/PIT (2), HOU/DEN (3)
2/B. Greg Gumbel (play-by-play) and Dan Dierdorf (analyst) – IND/CHI (1), BAL/PHI (2), KC/NO (3)
3/C. Ian Eagle (play-by-play) and Dan Fouts (analyst) – MIA/HOU (1), TEN/SD (2), PIT/OAK (3)
4/D. Marv Albert (play-by-play) and Rich Gannon (analyst) – BUF/NYJ (1), HOU/JAX (2), NYJ/MIA (3)
5/E. Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Solomon Wilcots (analyst) – JAX/MIN (1), OAK/MIA (2), CIN/WAS (3)
6/F. Bill Macatee (play-by-play) and Steve Tasker (analyst) – CLE/CIN (2), JAX/IND (3)
7/G. Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Steve Beuerlein (analyst) – KC/BUF (2), BUF/CLE (3)
FOX (Weekly assignments):
1/A. Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (analyst) and Pam Oliver (sideline) – SF/GB (1), TB/NYG (2), TB/DAL (3)
2/B. Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Daryl Johnston (analyst), Tony Siragusa (sideline) – WAS/NO (1), DAL/SEA (2), SF/MIN (3)
3/C. Thom Brennaman (play-by-play), Brian Billick (analyst) and Laura Okmin (sideline) – ATL/KC (1), MIN/IND (2), PHI/ARZ (3)
4/D. Dick Stockton (play-by-play), John Lynch (analyst) and Jennifer Hale (field reporter) – PHI/CLE (1), ARZ/NE (2), STL/CHI (3)
5/E. Chris Myers (play by play) and Tim Ryan (analyst) and Jamie Maggio (field reporter) – STL/DET (1), WAS/STL (2), ATL/SD (3)
6/F. Sam Rosen (play-by-play), Heath Evans (analyst) – SEA/ARZ (1)
7/G. Ron Pitts (play-by-play), Mike Martz (analyst) and Kristina Pink (field reporter) – CAR/TB (1), CAR/NO (2), DET/TEN (3)