Emmy Winning Broadcaster John Madden Returns for His Fourth NFL Season on SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Hall of Famer continues role as analyst on SIRIUS NFL Radio, channel 124
NEW YORK, Aug 30, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ --
SIRIUS (Nasdaq: SIRI), the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, announced today that veteran NFL broadcaster and Super Bowl winning head coach John Madden will return for his fourth season as a commentator on SIRIUS NFL Radio, channel 124. SIRIUS NFL Radio is the only radio channel covering the NFL 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Throughout the 2007 NFL season, Madden will join fellow SIRIUS hosts Adam Schein and Gil Brandt every Sunday on The Stadium Tailgate Show, SIRIUS NFL Radio's exclusive pre-game program which airs Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET. Madden will also appear every Friday and Monday throughout the season on The Afternoon Blitz, the talk show hosted by Schein, Solomon Wilcots and Jim Miller that airs weekdays from 3:00 - 7:00 pm ET exclusively on SIRIUS NFL Radio.
"Nobody delivers NFL information with the passion and flair that John Madden brings to the airwaves," said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS' President of Entertainment and Sports. "Every time he's at the mic, listeners get a performance that is as entertaining as it is informative. We're very pleased to have John on SIRIUS NFL Radio for another season, where millions of NFL fans around the country will be able to tune in for his unique brand of analysis every Friday, Sunday and Monday."
"SIRIUS NFL Radio is a great way for fans to stay on top of everything going on around the league," said Madden. "I've enjoyed previewing games for the listeners and I'm looking forward to another great season on the air."
One of the most popular broadcasters in all of sports, Madden is entering his 27th season as an NFL analyst. He has been a SIRIUS NFL Radio commentator since 2004 and currently serves as lead analyst for NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcasts. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has honored Madden with 15 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sports Analyst/Personality and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. Prior to his career on television, Madden was head coach of the Oakland Raiders from 1969 through the 1978 season, where he compiled a 103-32-7 record and led the team to victory in Super Bowl XI.
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