SiriusXM Announces 2014 NFL Draft Coverage
Live coverage on SiriusXM NFL Radio of every selection from every round May 8-10 from New York
Expert analysis from Gil Brandt, Pat Kirwan, Jim Miller, Phil Savage and Rick Neuheisel
Mad Dog Sports Radio's Chris Russo and SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio's Pilar Lastra will host special coverage from Radio City
NEW YORK - May 5, 2014 - SiriusXM will provide listeners nationwide with comprehensive coverage of the 2014 NFL Draft as the only radio outlet to broadcast every selection from every round. Listeners nationwide will get live commentary and analysis leading up to and throughout the Draft on SiriusXM NFL Radio, with additional coverage on the Mad Dog Sports Radio and SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio channels.
On Thursday, May 8, SiriusXM NFL Radio (channel 88) will begin its live coverage from NFL Draft headquarters at Radio City Music Hall at 7:00 pm ET and will cover every selection from that night's first round, which will begin at 8:00 pm ET. On Friday, May 9, SiriusXM NFL Radio's live Draft coverage will resume at 7:00 pm ET and will cover every pick from rounds two and three. On Saturday, May 10, the channel will broadcast every selection from rounds four through seven from 12:00 pm ET through the final pick.
In addition to the live announcements of all 32 teams' selections, SiriusXM listeners will hear one-on-one interviews with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and dozens of draftees, general managers and coaches from around the league. SiriusXM NFL Radio's on-site broadcast team at Radio City Music Hall will include Gil Brandt, the former VP of Player Personnel for the Dallas Cowboys; Pat Kirwan, a former NFL scout, coach and front-office executive; veteran NFL QB Jim Miller; former college coach and NFL general manager Phil Savage; and lead host Jason Horowitz.
During round one on Thursday night, SiriusXM College Sports Nation host and former Rose Bowl-winning head coach Rick Neuheisel will be a regular contributor to the SiriusXM NFL Radio broadcast, offering insight into the college careers of the draftees.
After the night's selections are complete, post-Draft coverage will continue on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Hosts Alex Marvez and Neuheisel will recap the picks and take calls from fans around the country who want to react to their team's actions.
On Wednesday, May 7, SiriusXM NFL Radio's Bob Papa and former New York Giants star Amani Toomer will broadcast live from the NFL Play 60 Youth Football Festival at Chelsea Waterside Park (10:00am - noon ET).
Mad Dog Sports Radio's Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo will host his daily show, Mad Dog Unleashed, live from Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, May 8 (3:00 to 7:00 pm ET, SiriusXM channel 86), where he will interview Commissioner Goodell and preview the Draft's first round.
SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, SiriusXM's 24/7 fantasy sports talk channel (XM channel 87 and Sirius channel 210) will also offer listeners coverage of the Draft. On Wednesday, May 7, SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio host Pilar Lastra will be outside Radio City talking with the fans lined up for tickets for the following night's first round (5:00-9:00 pm ET). On Thursday, Lastra will broadcast live from inside Radio City, reporting on all the news from round one and talking with fans before and after team selections.
As the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, SiriusXM airs live play-by-play of every NFL game from the pre-season through the Super Bowl.
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