NFL Legend Jerry Rice to Host Exclusive Show on SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Future Hall-of-Famer to Join the SIRIUS NFL Radio Roster
NEW YORK, June 12, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI), the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, has added legendary NFL receiver Jerry Rice to the roster of expert hosts on SIRIUS NFL Radio, channel 124, the only 24/7 year-round radio channel devoted to the NFL.
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Rice will begin hosting on SIRIUS NFL Radio on Tuesday, June 13th when he co-hosts "The Afternoon Blitz" with Adam Schein from 3-7 pm ET. He will be heard three days a week on SIRIUS every week throughout the year.
"I'm thrilled to be joining the SIRIUS NFL Radio team. SIRIUS is the Super Bowl Champion of satellite radio companies," said Rice. "I'm going to approach my broadcasting career with the same energy and enthusiasm I had during my playing career and we'll put on a fun and informative show for all the listeners out there."
"Very few athletes in professional sports can claim that they were the absolute best at what they did -- Jerry Rice is one of those few," said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS' President, Entertainment and Sports. "Now he will share his incredible wealth of knowledge and experience with SIRIUS' nationwide audience. Our listeners will be able to interact with him all year long, talking directly to one of the greatest players to ever put on a uniform."
After being drafted in 1985 by coach Bill Walsh and the San Francisco 49ers out of Division I-AA Mississippi Valley State, Jerry Rice went on to become the greatest receiver in NFL history. When he retired in 2005, his #80 had become a symbol of excellence.
Over an astonishing and highlight-filled 20-year career, Rice re-wrote the NFL record books with 208 career touchdowns, 22,895 career receiving yards and 1,549 career receptions. He represented one half of two of the most famously successful quarterback-receiver tandems in league history when he teamed up with Hall-of-Famers Joe Montana and Steve Young. He was selected to 13 Pro Bowls, won three Super Bowls and was named MVP of Super Bowl XXIII.
On SIRIUS NFL Radio, Rice joins a lineup of NFL experts that includes Cris Carter, Randy Cross, Gil Brandt, Tim Ryan, Pat Kirwan, Solomon Wilcots and Adam Schein. NFL fans can tune in to SIRIUS NFL Radio throughout the calendar year for the only 24/7 radio channel dedicated entirely to pro football talk.
As the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, SIRIUS is the home of NFL Sunday Drive, the broadcasting package that offers live nationwide every regular and post-season NFL game, including the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl. Listeners can hear home and visiting team broadcasts, national radio broadcasts and Spanish-language broadcasts for select games.
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