Mad Dog gets new deal

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  1. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor


    Chris "Mad Dog" Russo Inks New Multi-Year Deal with SiriusXM and Joins MLB Network as On-Air Talent

    > Will continue to host daily show, "Mad Dog Unleashed," exclusively on SiriusXM, every weekday afternoon

    > Starting in 2014, will host new daily show on MLB Network that will be simulcast on MLB Network Radio

    > Takes on an additional featured role as SiriusXM's Baseball Ambassador to MLB Network Radio channel

    NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that it has signed renowned sports talk personality Chris "Mad Dog" Russo to a new three-year contract that will keep his daily all-sports radio show exclusively on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio channel. Russo's on-air role will be expanded to include a significant presence on the MLB Network Radio channel on SiriusXM.

    Russo will continue to host his daily show, Mad Dog Unleashed, weekday afternoons on Mad Dog Sports Radio, SiriusXM channel 86. Starting in September, with the beginning of NFL season, the show will air daily from 3:00-6:00pm ET/12:00-3:00pm PT. The show is also available to subscribers through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at

    MLB Network today also announced that Russo will join its roster of on-air talent to host a new weekday baseball show launching in the spring of 2014, in addition to appearing across its studio programming. The show will be produced by MLB Network and simulcast on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM. MLB Network's Emmy Award-winning studio show "MLB Tonight" is currently simulcast on MLB Network Radio on weekdays at 6:00 p.m. ET.

    In addition to hosting Mad Dog Unleashed daily, Russo will take on an expanded role that will feature him prominently on the MLB Network Radio channel on SiriusXM (channel 89 on XM, channel 209 on Sirius Premier and on the SiriusXM App). He will serve as SiriusXM's "baseball ambassador," hosting shows and specials and appearing regularly on the channel to comment on MLB news and issues.

    "I've always loved the on-air freedom that comes with being on SiriusXM," said Russo. "I can do the kind of show here that I wouldn't be able to do anywhere else and I'm fortunate to be able to continue to give my listeners my kind of sports talk radio each and every day on Mad Dog Unleashed. I'll also get to emphasize my passion for baseball with my new role on MLB Network Radio and MLB Network, where I'll be talking to dyed-in-the-wool baseball fans like me throughout the year. This is a terrific opportunity that allows me to do what I do best, while also reaching new audiences."

    "Chris is a one-of-a-kind sports radio talent, one of the best in the history of the medium, and we're very pleased to keep him on SiriusXM for years to come," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "Our listeners will continue to get his unique style of sports talk -- the biting commentary, the high profile interviews, the great rants -- on a daily basis. And by expanding his role to the MLB Network Radio channel, we can better showcase his passion for baseball and his extraordinary knowledge of the sport. This will enhance our overall sports programming and increase his reach, and will be a benefit to both Chris and our listeners."

    "Chris Russo is one of the top sports voices in the country and he will be a terrific addition to our unparalleled roster of on-air talent," said Tony Petitti, President and CEO of MLB Network. "Expanding MLB Network's live programming has been a continued goal since our launch in 2009, and we look forward to bringing his refreshing take on baseball to MLB Network's weekday lineup in 2014."

    Russo is widely credited for having helped popularize the sports talk format across the country and is known to sports fans everywhere for his feisty, unflinchingly candid approach to talking sports and unrestrained, rapid-fire delivery that earned him the nickname "Mad Dog." He joined SiriusXM in 2008 after nearly 20 years in New York hosting the popular Mike and the Mad Dog show. In addition to hearing him on SiriusXM daily, fans can follow Russo on Twitter (@MadDogUnleashed).
  2. Sirterp

    Sirterp Member

    As Lou Brutus would say, "Well played Satan."
  3. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor


    SiriusXM Adds The Dan Patrick Show to Mad Dog Sports Radio Channel

    Acclaimed sports talk show joins "Evan & Phillips in the Morning," "Schein on Sports" and "Mad Dog Unleashed" in weekday lineup

    NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that it has added The Dan Patrick Show, hosted by popular sports commentator Dan Patrick, to the weekday lineup of shows on its all-sports talk channel, Mad Dog Sports Radio, SiriusXM channel 86.

    Starting Tuesday, September 3, The Dan Patrick Show will begin airing weekdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ET/6:00 am to 9:00 am PT on the channel, joining an existing lineup that features Evan & Phillips in the Morning (6:00-9:00 am ET) with Evan Cohen and former major league general manager Steve Phillips, Schein on Sports (12:00-3:00 pm ET) hosted by Adam Schein and Mad Dog Unleashed (3:00-6:00 pm ET) with Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo.

    Patrick is an Emmy-winning sportscaster who has been one of sports media's most recognizable personalities since coming to prominence as an anchor on ESPN's SportsCenter in 1988. In 2012 he became the first sports broadcaster to win the prestigious Marconi Radio Award for Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year. He has hosted The Dan Patrick Show on radio since 1999. He is also the co-host of Football Night in America on NBC and is a senior writer for Sports Illustrated.

    "Dan is one of this country's most prominent sports voices and his show has been engaging sports fans with entertaining and insightful commentary and newsmaking interviews for well over a decade," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "The Dan Patrick Show is an all-star addition to the Mad Dog Sports Radio lineup."

    The Dan Patrick Show is produced and syndicated by DIRECTV Entertainment/LABC Radio Group.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2013
  4. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    Mad Dog is a baseball guy for sure. Nice re-sign in my opinion. :bigclap:

    Cool deal getting the Dan P. show. I used to record it when I worked "graveyard" shift.
  5. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "So much music .... so little time..."

    From Inside Radio - 27th Sept


    Chris “Mad Dog” Russo has signed a new three-year deal to keep his unique style of sports talk radio on SiriusXM Radio. The former WFAN New York morning cohost will continue to anchor “Mad Dog Unleashed” from 3pm-6pm ET weekdays on the satcaster’s Mad Dog Sports Radio channel.

    Russo launched the channel in 2008, after he left what was arguably sports radio’s most famous personality duo “Mike and the Mad Dog” after nearly 20 years alongside Mike Francesa.

    “I am proud of what Mad Dog Sports Radio has become and continue to believe this is the best place in all of radio,” Russo said in a release. “After 30 years of broadcasting, my excitement to come to work every day and talk sports with all of America is as strong as ever due to the freedom SiriusXM provides. So stay tuned, America. There’s plenty of bark left in the Doggie!”

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