Men's College Basketball, March Madness, and the Final Four on Radio

How and Where to Listen to Tournament Action

Villanova v Oklahoma
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If you're looking for a way to hear the NCAA Men's basketball tournament play leading up to the Final Four and championship game, there are various radio options available from local AM and FM stations, to the Internet, and even satellite radio.

Local AM/FM/Internet Streams

Of course, local radio stations that follow home teams almost always provide audio feeds and broadcasts of their teams throughout the season.

A good source for stations carrying games is's Basketball Radio directory.

The listings and links here can help you find broadcasts.

Dial Global, the radio and audio syndication company, provides a A listen Link for hearing local along with a schedule for tournament and final four coverage. from Yahoo! Sports provides a broadcast coverage of college basketball (audio and/or video) which is easily selectable from a list of the current week's offerings.

Satellite Radio

SIRIUS XM Radio will broadcast every game of the 2011 NCAA® Division I Men's Basketball Championship nationwide.

All tournament games will be available to both SIRIUS and XM listeners in their entirety, with no blackouts, on Sirius channels 91, 122, 125, 126 and 127 and XM channels 143, 241, 242, 243 and 244. SIRIUS XM’s Steve Torre will anchor the coverage on these channels.

Tournament match-ups and SIRIUS and XM channel assignments will be available at starting March 19.


On Your Phone

As a last resort, don't forget you can download several apps for iPhone, BlackBerry, and  Android phones which allow you to receive hundreds of radio stations - some of which will be carrying the game. For a list of available apps, visit this page.