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— Cumulus Media’s Westwood One, the official network audio broadcast partner of the NCAA, is broadcasting live coverage of the Men’s Sweet Sixteen today (3/23) and tomorrow. It will also broadcast live coverage of the Men’s Elite Eight on Saturday and Sunday, as well as the NCAA Men’s Final Four on Saturday, April 1 and the national championship game on Monday, April 3 in both English and Spanish. It is also presenting exclusive live coverage of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, beginning with the Sweet Sixteen this weekend.

— PureFlix founder/CEO Michael Scott (right) poses for a picture with Salem Radio Network VP/news & talk programming Tom Tradup (left) at the SRN offices in Dallas while participating in the SRN News week-long series on Christian films titled, “Faith-based Films: Hollywood’s Brass Ring.” The SRN News special series focuses on the evolution of Christian movies from early, not-well-acted films to 2023’s smash hit Jesus Revolution, which has become Lions Gate Studios’ biggest-grossing film since 2019 with $45 million in box office receipts.

— Audacy announces a new programming lineup for CHANNEL Q, the Audacy Original Station and audio destination for music, news and entertainment by and for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. Audacy says that for the first time, CHANNEL Q will be live for East Coast mornings. The lineup is: CJ Robinson 6:00 am to 9:00 am ET, Jordin Silver 9:00 am to 3:00 pm ET, Alex Donati 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm ET, and Corey Crockett 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm ET.

— PodcastOne announces the release of a new podcast from Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright titled, “When Reality Hits with Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright.” PodcastOne president Kit Gray states, “Some of the biggest headlines splashed across today’s media are the ones about reality television and ‘When Reality Hits’ brings two of the biggest names to have ever starred in the genre together for a podcast that covers the ‘reality’ of reality TV, as well as the reality that sets in when you become a parent. We’re excited to unleash this show on fans and to bring a bird’s eye view of what happens when reality TV becomes real life.”