Fred Couples to Host New Show on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio


World Golf Hall of Fame member and 1992 Masters Champion debuts Sep. 25

“The Fred Couples Show” will cover the world of golf and showcase his passion for all sports

NEW YORK – September 11, 2014 –SiriusXM announced today that World Golf Hall of Fame member, 1992 Masters Champion and two-time PLAYERS Championship winner Fred Couples has joined SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio (XM channel 93, Sirius channel 208).

He will host The Fred Couples Show monthly starting Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 pm ET, the night before the Ryder Cup.

Couples became one of the game’s most prominent and beloved players while rising to #1 in the Official World Golf Ranking in the 1990s and remains as popular as ever today.  On his new show he will take calls and interact with golf fans around the country, discuss the latest news from around the game, and offer instructional tips for players of all different skill levels.

The program will also regularly venture beyond the world of golf.  Couples is a fervent sports fan and examples of his involvement with other sports and athletes are plentiful.  The Seattle native was given the honor of raising the “12th man” flag at a Seahawks game late last season during Seattle’s run to the Super Bowl.  In 2009 he famously invited NBA legend Michael Jordan to be one of his assistant coaches for the U.S. Presidents Cup team, and he can regularly be seen sitting courtside at basketball games.  Couples will invite his listeners to call in and talk about the NFL, NBA, major league baseball, college sports and more.

“Hosting this show is going be a lot of fun for a sports nut like me, and SiriusXM is the perfect place to do it,” said Couples.  “We’ll cover anything and everything in golf with the freedom to dive into many other sports and topics as well.  It’s a great time of year to be a fan.  I’m excited to get on the air to share my thoughts and hear what people across the country are thinking.”

“Fred, in addition to being one of the game’s greatest players, has the kind of engaging personality that is made for radio,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer.  “We’re thrilled to have him on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio to share stories and insight from his illustrious career, especially on the eve of the Ryder Cup, a competition that he knows as well as anybody.  With Fred’s wide-ranging interests, he is as comfortable talking about football, basketball and baseball as he is talking golf, which will make this an entertaining show for any sports fan.”

Couples turned professional in 1980 and rose to #1 in the Official World Golf Ranking in 1992.  His resume includes 15 PGA TOUR wins, including memorable victories in the 1992 Masters Tournament and the PLAYERS Championships in 1984 and 1996.  He won both PGA TOUR Player of the Year and the Vardon Trophy, awarded for lowest scoring average, in 1991 and 1992.  A fixture for the United States in international team competitions, Couples played on five Ryder Cup teams and four Presidents Cup teams, and he captained the winning Presidents Cup teams in 2009, 2011 and 2013.  He has 11 victories on the Champions Tour since joining that circuit in 2010, and he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013.

SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio offers live golf play-by-play of PGA TOUR events and major championships.  This year the channel unveiled an expanded programming lineup that offers the best daily golf talk, news, analysis and instruction on radio.  Hosts on the channel include World Golf Hall of Fame members Ben Crenshaw and Hubert Green, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter, Annika Sorenstam, Chris DiMarco, Rich Beem, Hank Haney, David Leadbetter, Jim McLean, Mark Carnevale, John Maginnes, Carl Paulson, Dennis Paulson, Matt Adams, Brian Katrek, Sandy McIlree, Larry Rinker, Lorne Rubenstein, Ben Shear, John Swantek, Jeff Warne, Greg Warmoth and Taylor Zarzour.  Listeners can also hear Golf Channel programming.

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SiriusXM Announces Programming for 2014 NFL Season

SIRIUS XM RADIO LOGOSiriusXM Announces Programming for 2014 NFL Season

SiriusXM subscribers get every NFL game through Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona

SiriusXM NFL Radio channel offers exceptional insights from former players, coaches and executives including Gil Brandt, Tim Brown, Keith Bulluck, Rich Gannon, Brad Hopkins, Pat Kirwan, James Lofton, Booger McFarland, Jim Miller, Bill Polian, Phil Savage, Amani Toomer and Ross Tucker

David Diehl, Mark Dominik and Takeo Spikes join the SiriusXM NFL Radio roster

NEW YORK – September 3, 2014 – Throughout the 2014 NFL season SiriusXM will offer fans the most comprehensive coverage of the league available on radio, featuring live broadcasts of every game as well as news, analysis and NFL talk daily on the SiriusXM NFL Radio channel.

The NFL kicks off its 95th season this Thursday, Sept. 4 (8:30 pm ET), when the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks host the Green Bay Packers.  SiriusXM will offer subscribers access to both the Seahawks radio broadcast and Packers radio broadcast, as well as the national radio broadcast.

Throughout the season every NFL game is available on all Sirius radios, and on XM radios with either a Premier or All Access package.  Subscribers who have SiriusXM Internet Radio access in addition to their satellite radio subscription can also listen to every game via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and at  SiriusXM will also air multiple Spanish-language NFL broadcasts each week.  Weekly NFL schedules with SiriusXM channel assignments can be found at

SiriusXM NFL Radio (channel 88), which celebrated the 10th anniversary of its launch on August 2, continues to offer the most in-depth radio coverage of the NFL.  The daily programming lineup features shows hosted by NFL experts and interviews with players, coaches and executives from around the league.  NFL fans can call in and be part of the discussion about their teams and the headline stories of the day.

SiriusXM NFL Radio hosts include former players, coaches and front office executives including Gil Brandt, Tim Brown, Keith Bulluck, Rich Gannon, Brad Hopkins, Pat Kirwan, James Lofton, Booger McFarland, Jim Miller, Bill Polian, Phil Savage, Amani Toomer and Ross Tucker.

New to SiriusXM NFL Radio’s roster this season are former All-Pro linebacker Takeo Spikes, who can be heard Saturdays at 7:00 pm ET previewing the next day’s games, and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik, who will host various shows on the channel.  Former New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl, who previously hosted a weekly show on the channel as a player during the 2011 and 2012 seasons, returns to host Wednesday mornings at 7:00 am ET.

Throughout the season SiriusXM NFL Radio listeners will also hear weekly interviews with many head coaches from around the league.

SiriusXM NFL Radio voices also include a number of NFL insiders and radio veterans including Bob Papa, Bruce Murray, Alex Marvez, Howard David, Vic Carucci, Dan Leberfeld, Bill Lekas, Zig Fracassi, Mike Keith, Steve Torre and Casey Stern.

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SiriusXM Kicks Off 2014 College Football Season with 56 Live Games

SIRIUS XM RADIO LOGOThroughout the season, SiriusXM will offer live play-by-play from the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, American Athletic and Mountain West conferences, plus Notre Dame, Army, Navy & more

Week 1 schedule features every team from Associated Press Top 25 poll; highlighted by

#21 Texas A&M vs. #9 South Carolina, #16 Clemson vs. #12 Georgia, and #14 Wisconsin vs. #13 LSU

NEW YORK – August 26, 2014 –SiriusXM will air a total of 56 live games for the opening week of the 2014 college football season, August 28 through September 1.

Throughout the season, SiriusXM’s extensive college sports coverage will feature dozens of college football games each week from the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, American Athletic and Mountain West conferences, plus Notre Dame, Army, Navy, and more.

The Week 1 schedule features every team from the Associated Press Top 25 poll, and is highlighted by three early season Top 25 matchups – #21 Texas A&M at #9 South Carolina, #16 Clemson at #12 Georgia, and #14 Wisconsin vs. #13 LSU.  For the full schedule of games on SiriusXM, go to

In addition to live play-by-play, SiriusXM College Sports Nation (channel 91), SiriusXM’s 24/7 college sports channel, offers a daily lineup of college sports talk programming that provides news, highlights and analysis of teams and conferences across the country.

SiriusXM College Sports Nation boasts a team of expert hosts that features Heisman Trophy winners, National Championship winners, and former coaches and players, including Tim Brown, Eddie George, Gino Torretta, Gene Chizik, Greg McElroy, Gary Barnett, Dan Hawkins, Rick Neuheisel, Houston Nutt and Phil Savage; as well as Tim Brando, Jack Arute, Mark Packer, Bill King, Chris Childers and Taylor Zarzour.

SiriusXM College Sports Nation is available to subscribers on satellite radios, on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at

During the 2014 season, SiriusXM College Sports Nation will also offer exclusive weekly interviews with several head coaches including: Jimbo Fisher of #1 Florida State, Mark Helfrich of #3 Oregon, Bob Stoops of #4 Oklahoma, Art Briles of #10 Baylor, Les Miles of #13 LSU, and Dabo Swinney of #16 Clemson.

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SiriusXM Announces Coverage of U.S. Open Golf Championship

SIRIUS XM RADIO LOGOSiriusXM Announces Coverage of U.S. Open Golf Championship

June 12-15 from Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina

World Golf Hall of Famer and SiriusXM host Ben Crenshaw, who led recent restoration of Pinehurst No. 2, to host live show from course on June 11

NEW YORK – June 5, 2014 –SiriusXM will offer listeners nationwide live coverage of the 114th U.S. Open Golf Championship with live play-by-play all four days of the tournament (June 12-15) as well as live talk programming throughout the week on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio.

Live tournament play-by-play, provided by ESPN Radio, will air on XM channel 93, Sirius channel 208 and SiriusXM channel 85 on Thursday, June 12 and Friday, June 13 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm ET, and on Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15 from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm/conclusion ET.  Subscribers can access the live broadcasts on satellite radios, through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and at

In addition to play-by-play of all four tournament days, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio (XM channel 93, Sirius channel 208) will present a full week of U.S. Open focused talk programming, including shows hosted by World Golf Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw, 1977 U.S. Open champion Hubert Green and others.

The U.S. Open is returning to Pinehurst No. 2 for the third time and the first since the course underwent a significant renovation and restoration, led by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, which reestablished many of the features in the course’s original design.  Crenshaw will host a special live edition of his show, Crenshaw on Golf, from the media center at Pinehurst on Wednesday, June 11 at 1:00 pm ET.  On the two-hour program, Crenshaw and co-host Ed Clements will preview the tournament and discuss the Coore & Crenshaw led restorations that will feature prominently in this year’s tournament.

This year’s field will include World No. 1 Adam Scott, 2013 Masters Champion Bubba Watson, Henrik Stenson, Rory McIlroy, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson and many more of the world’s best golfers, plus many non-PGA TOUR card carrying players who earn open spots in the tournament by competing in local and sectional qualifiers.

“With live play-by-play and our expanded SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio schedule our subscribers will get an exceptional level of coverage for this year’s U.S. Open,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer.  “Our hosts will bring their listeners closer to everything happening at Pinehurst next week, particularly Ben Crenshaw, who will deliver extraordinary insight into this course and what it takes to play it.”

Additional highlights from the week on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio include:

World Golf Hall of Famer Hubert Green will host a special show airing Monday, June 9 at 10:00 am ET and 9:00 pm ET.  Green won the 1977 U.S. Open, memorably doing so after receiving a death threat on the 15th tee during the final round.

Matt Adams and former PGA TOUR pro John Maginnes will host a special U.S. Open Preview show that will air Tuesday at 1:00 pm ET, Wednesday at 11:00 am ET, and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET leading into the tournament broadcast.  U.S. Open Replay, hosted by Taylor Zarzour and Brian Katrek, will air each evening after tournament play-by-play.

Listeners will also get U.S. Open talk on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio’s other featured shows, including those hosted by Matt Adams, Brian Bateman, Rich Beem, Mark Carnevale, Chris DiMarco, Hank Haney, Brian Katrek, David Leadbetter, John Maginnes, Jim McLean, Sandy McIlree, Carl Paulson, Dennis Paulson, Larry Rinker, Lorne Rubenstein, Ben Shear, John Swantek, Jeff Warne, Greg Warmoth and Taylor Zarzour, as well as Golf Channel programming.

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SiriusXM to Offer Live Coverage of California Chrome’s Attempt at Triple Crown at Belmont Stakes June 7

SIRIUS XM RADIO LOGOSiriusXM to Offer Live Coverage of California Chrome’s Attempt at Triple Crown at Belmont Stakes June 7

California Chrome will attempt to become 12th Triple Crown winner in history,

first since 1978

SiriusXM listeners get full day of live coverage on race day, plus daily news and analysis leading up to it

NEW YORK – May 29, 2014SiriusXM will offer listeners nationwide comprehensive coverage of the 2014 Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 7, as Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome attempts to become thoroughbred racing’s first Triple Crown winner in more than 35 years.

SiriusXM listeners will hear the live race call (post time: approx. 6:52 pm ET), as well as a full day of coverage leading up to the race, on Sirius channel 93 and XM channel 208 on satellite radios, and on channel 961 on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at

After winning the Kentucky Derby by 1-3/4 lengths on May 3, and the Preakness Stakes by 1-1/2 lengths on May 17, California Chrome will attempt to become just the 12th Triple Crown winner in thoroughbred racing history, and the first since Affirmed won the elusive trifecta in 1978.  The three-year-old colt and jockey Victor Espinoza are on a six-race winning streak heading into Belmont.

“Winning the Triple Crown is one of the rarest achievements in all of sports, and when the possibility of it happening presents itself the world takes notice,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s SVP of Sports Programming.  “With the anticipation building for California Chrome’s run at the Belmont, SiriusXM will provide comprehensive coverage leading up to race day, as well as the live wire to wire call from the track.  Our subscribers will be able to follow this event every step of the way.”

SiriusXM’s race day coverage begins on June 7 at 10:00 am ET with a special edition of Down The Stretch, hosted by acclaimed track announcer Dave Johnson and Bill Finley.  Johnson and Finley will set the stage for the day, providing up-to-the-moment news and analysis as well as previews of all the races being run that day at Belmont.

SiriusXM will carry Horse Racing Radio Network’s broadcast of the Belmont Stakes as well as the day’s undercard races, starting at 2:00 pm ET.  In addition to the main event, coverage will feature five other Grade I stakes races including the Metropolitan Mile, Knobb Creek Manhattan handicap and others.

Between now and race day, SiriusXM will provide listeners with daily horse racing news and analysis on At The Races with Steve Byk (weekdays at 10:00 am ET) featuring daily interviews with handicapping experts and trainers and an in-depth look at the field.

SiriusXM offers subscribers access to live race broadcasts – including all three races of the Triple Crown – plus horse racing talk throughout the year.  For more info visit


Eight NBA Draft Prospects to Appear on SiriusXM NBA Radio May 20

SIRIUS XM RADIO LOGOSiriusXM to present special roundtable discussion with top prospects Joel Embiid, Doug McDermott, and Marcus Smart on day of NBA Draft Lottery

Other prospects scheduled to be on channel include Tyler Ennis, Dante Exum, Aaron Gordon, Noah Vonleh, and Andrew Wiggins

NEW YORK – May 16, 2014SiriusXM NBA Radio (channel 217) will offer NBA fans a special day of programming on NBA Draft Lottery Day Tuesday, May 20, featuring live interviews with several of the top prospects who are set to begin their NBA careers this June.

Throughout the day SiriusXM listeners will hear from former University of Kansas forward and Big 12 Freshman of the Year Andrew Wiggins; former University of Arizona forward and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Aaron Gordon; former Indiana University forward and Big Ten Freshman of the Year Noah Vonleh; former Syracuse University guard Tyler Ennis; and Australian high school star Dante Exum as they discuss their future in the NBA.

At 4:00 pm ET that day, SiriusXM will present a special roundtable discussion with former Creighton forward Doug McDermott, winner of the 2014 John R. Wooden Award and 2014 Naismith Trophy, as well as former Oklahoma State guard and 2013 Big 12 Conference Player of the Year Marcus Smart and former University of Kansas forward Joel Embiid.

SiriusXM NBA Radio hosts – including three-time NBA Champion center Stacey King, former head coach Sam Mitchell and Hall of Fame Michigan State guard Mateen Cleaves – will talk with the young players about their experiences and the transition from college to the pro game.

NBA Draft Lottery Day on SiriusXM NBA RadioTuesday, May 20 (Times subject to change)

The Starting Lineup with hosts Frank Isola and Stacey King

8:00 am ET/5:00 am PT: Noah Vonleh

8:15 am ET/5:15 am PT: Tyler Ennis

9:00 am ET/6:00 am PT: Milt Newton, Minnesota Timberwolves GM

9:30 am ET/6:30 am PT: Pat Williams, Orlando Magic Senior Vice President

Off the Dribble with hosts Jason Goff and Sam Mitchell

12:30 pm ET/9:30 am PT: Dante Exum

1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT: Monty Williams, New Orleans Pelicans head coach

1:15 pm ET/10:15 am ET: Aaron Gordon

1:45 pm ET/10:45 am ET: Andrew Wiggins

NBA Today with hosts Justin Termine and Mateen Cleaves

4:00 pm ET/1:00 pm PT: roundtable with Doug McDermott, Marcus Smart and Joel Embiid

SiriusXM subscribers get live play-by-play broadcasts of every regular season and postseason NBA game through The Finals on their satellite radios, through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and at Those listening through the app and online can choose between the home and visiting team broadcasts for every game.  SiriusXM also offers select Spanish-language NBA game broadcasts.  Visit for channel listings.  In addition to live play by play, subscribers get the most comprehensive radio coverage of the league – featuring up-to the moment news, talk and expert analysis 365 days a year – on SiriusXM NBA Radio, channel 217.


SiriusXM Offers Live Coverage of Preakness Stakes


Live race broadcast will air Saturday on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM App

Listeners also get daily news and analysis leading up to race day

NEW YORK – May 13, 2014SiriusXM will offer listeners nationwide a live broadcast of the Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD, this Saturday, May 17, as Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome will attempt to capture the second jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.

SiriusXM listeners will hear Horse Racing Radio Network’s broadcast starting at 5:00 pm ET on Sirius channel 93 and XM channel 208 on satellite radios, and on channel 961 on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at

Leading up to race day, SiriusXM’s horse racing talk shows will provide listeners with daily news and analysis.

At The Races with Steve Byk will air every weekday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET featuring daily interviews with handicapping experts and trainers and an in-depth look at the field.

On Saturday a special edition of Down The Stretch, hosted by acclaimed track announcer Dave Johnson and Bill Finley,will air live starting at 10:00 am ET.  Johnson and Finley will take calls from listeners and provide fans with race day news and analysis, as well as interviews with jockeys, trainers and owners.

SiriusXM subscribers get live coverage of all three races of the Triple Crown.  Listeners get HRRN’s call of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes happening on June 7.


SiriusXM Announces 2014 NFL Draft Coverage

SIRIUS XM RADIO LOGOLive 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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SiriusXM to Air Town Hall Event with Nolan Ryan

SIRIUS XM RADIO LOGOLegendary pitcher will sit down with Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo on May 6 for a special Q&A in front of a live audience at the SiriusXM Studios in New York City

SiriusXM subscribers can ask Ryan a question as part of the broadcast

NEW YORK – May 2, 2014 – SiriusXM today announced that Hall-of-Famer Nolan Ryan, Major League Baseball’s all-time strikeout leader, will sit down for an exclusive Q&A session with an in-studio audience at the SiriusXM Studios in New York City on Tuesday, May 6, as part of SiriusXM’s exclusive “Town Hall” series.

“SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Nolan Ryan” will air at 6:00 pm ET on Mad Dog Sports Radio, SiriusXM channel 86, and will be moderated by the channel’s headline host, Chris Russo.

Ryan will answer questions from SiriusXM subscribers in the audience and talk about his experiences throughout his three-decade career as a player, his front office roles with the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros, as well as his projects outside of baseball, including his newest book, The Nolan Ryan Beef & Barbecue Cookbook.

“Growing up in South Texas ranching and baseball was a way of life,” said Ryan. “Lucky for me I have been able to experience both and develop a career not only in baseball, but also creating my own beef company, and I look forward to talking with the SiriusXM listeners about both. This cookbook is a collaboration of family recipes I grew up eating, Ruth’s favorite dishes she would make for our family and creative recipes from Chef Cris Vasquez, Executive Chef of the Texas Rangers. Our goal is to show consumers that cooking beef can be easy and delicious.”

“Nolan Ryan has lived an extraordinary baseball life and his experience as a player and an executive give him a perspective on the game that few others have,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “When he and Chris Russo get together it is always a terrific interview and having our listeners be a part of that conversation in this SiriusXM Town Hall setting will be very special.”

During his 27-year playing career, the ageless “Ryan Express” led Major League Baseball in strikeouts 11 times, remarkably doing so four times after reaching the age of 40. He holds the all-time career strikeout record (5,714), won 324 games, threw seven no-hitters, and was voted an All-Star eight times. Ryan won a World Series Championship in 1969 as a member of the New York Mets, had his number retired by the Houston Astros, Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels, and was named to MLB’s All-Century Team. In 1999 he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame after receiving 491 of 497 (98.76%) possible votes.

In 2008, Ryan was hired as the President of the Texas Rangers and was named the team’s CEO in 2010. During his six-year tenure in the front office, the Rangers won two American League pennants, in 2010 and 2011. Ryan left the Rangers in 2013 and presently serves as an executive advisor to the Houston Astros. Outside of baseball, Nolan Ryan has co-authored six baseball books, including three autobiographies and two instructional books. His latest venture, a cattle business, sells All Natural and Grass fed beef in Kroger stores throughout Texas and Louisiana. The Nolan Ryan Beef & Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes from a Texas Kitchen is set to be released on May 6.

The event is part of SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” series, which features intimate gatherings with an iconic personality sitting down with a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners. Previous SiriusXM “Town Hall’ specials have featured Pelé, Bruce Springsteen, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roger Goodell, Robin Williams, Eminem, Ringo Starr, Mike Krzyzewski and many others.

After the debut broadcast, “SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Nolan Ryan” will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App or online at


Spike Lee to Host Special SiriusXM NBA Radio Show Thursday – Examines Donald Sterling comments and aftermath

SIRIUS XM RADIO LOGOSpike Lee to Host Special Edition of his SiriusXM NBA Radio Show Thursday

On “Spike Lee’s Best Seat in the House,” renowned filmmaker will discuss the racially discriminating comments made by Donald Sterling and the decision by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to ban the Los Angeles Clippers owner

Lee is scheduled to be joined by former NBA executive Stu Jackson, former NBA head coach Jeff Van Gundy, Hall of Famer Earl Lloyd and others

NEW YORK – April 30, 2014 –SiriusXM today announced that renowned filmmaker Spike Lee will host a special two-hour edition of his SiriusXM NBA Radio show today, May 1 (5:00-7:00 pm ET) that will examine the racially discriminating comments made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and the latest high-profile dialogue on race in America.

SiriusXM NBA Radio is available to subscribers nationwide on channel 217.

On the program, Spike will share his thoughts on Sterling’s comments and the reaction within the NBA and throughout society as a whole.  On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that the league has banned Sterling for life, and that he would urge the other owners to vote to force Sterling to sell his ownership interest in the Clippers.

“I’m looking forward to this special show,” said Spike.  “We will dissect the whole Donald Sterling saga for our SiriusXM NBA Radio listeners.  Also, we will talk about where do we go from here?”

Guests scheduled to join Spike on air to discuss the matter include former NBA executive vice president of operations and current NBA TV analyst Stu Jackson; former NBA head coach and current ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy; Hall of Famer Rick Barry; two-time All-Star Larry Johnson; former Los Angeles Lakers All-Star AC Green; National Basketball Players Association first vice president Roger Mason, Jr.; and Hall of Famer Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in the NBA.

As a groundbreaking Writer, Director, Producer, Author and Educator, Spike’s body of work includes many films that address the issue of race relations in America.  Under the banner of his company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Lee has produced critical and box office hits.  These include his 1989 Film Do the Right Thing, which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film and Best Director Awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.  His epic drama Malcolm X received two Academy Award nominations and his documentary 4 Little Girls, about the murder of four African-American girls in the bombing of a church in Alabama in 1963, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.