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
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
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
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
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
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