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 SiriusXM.com.

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.

Visit www.SiriusXM.com/SiriusXMPGATOURRadio for a daily schedule.

USGA, the national governing body of golf in the USA and Mexico, annually conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Senior Open and 10 national amateur championships. The USGA writes the Rules of Golf, conducts equipment testing, provides expert course maintenance consultations, maintains a Handicap System and celebrates the history of the game. For more information about the USGA, visit http://www.usga.org

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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 SiriusXM.com.

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 www.SiriusXM.com.

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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 SiriusXM.com. 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 www.SiriusXM.com/NBASchedule 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.

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SiriusXM Offers Live Coverage of Preakness Stakes

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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 SiriusXM.com.

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.

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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.

Follow our channels on Twitter: @SiriusXMNFL, @MadDogRadio and @SiriusXMFantasy.

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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 SiriusXM.com.

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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. 

 

SiriusXM to Air 140th Running of the Kentucky Derby

SIRIUS XM RADIO LOGOSiriusXM to Air 140th Running of the Kentucky Derby

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 – April 30, 2014SiriusXM will offer comprehensive coverage of the Kentucky Derby, the first jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, from Churchill Downs, this Saturday, May 3.

SiriusXM listeners will hear Horse Racing Radio Network’s live race call of the 140th “Run for the Roses” starting at 5:00 pm ET, as well as the Kentucky Derby undercard races from 2:00 to 5:00 pm ET.

On Friday, May 2, at 3:00pm ET SiriusXM will air the Kentucky Oaks, the Grade 1 stakes race for three-year old fillies, run annually at Churchill Downs on the eve of the Derby.

All broadcasts will air on Sirius channel 93 and XM channel 208 on satellite radios, and also on channel 961 on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at SiriusXM.com.

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 airs weekdays from 6:00-10:00 am ET featuring interviews with handicapping experts and trainers and an in-depth look at the field.

On Saturday a special pre-Derby edition of Down The Stretch, hosted by Dave Johnson and Bill Finley, will air live starting at 10:00 am ET.  Johnson, the acclaimed track announcer who called the Derby for 24 years, and Finley will discuss all the stakes races happening that day at Churchill Downs, provide the latest Derby news and pre-race analysis, and interview jockeys, trainers and owners.

SiriusXM will broadcast all three races of the 2014 Triple Crown.  Listeners will hear HRRN’s call of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes on May 17, and the Belmont Stakes on June 7.  All three broadcasts will air live starting at 5:00 pm ET.

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SiriusXM Announces Special Programming for 2014 NBA Playoffs

SIRIUS XM RADIO LOGOSiriusXM NBA Radio, channel 217, to feature interviews with some of the greatest postseason players in NBA history

Listeners nationwide get live play-by-play of every playoff game

NEW YORK – April 16, 2014 –SiriusXM will offer the most comprehensive radio coverage available for the 2014 NBA Playoffs, featuring live play-by-play of every game, plus special programming on SiriusXM NBA Radio, channel 217.

Friday, April 18, the day before the postseason tips off, will be NBA Playoffs Preview day on SiriusXM NBA Radio.  SiriusXM’s 24/7 NBA channel will feature a series of interviews with some of the NBA’s greatest postseason players, including Hall of Famers Jerry West, John Havlicek, James Worthy, Earl Monroe, Lenny Wilkens and Bernard King, NBA Champions Toni Kukoc and Richard Hamilton, as well as 11-time All-Star Allen Iverson.  Appearing at the bottom half of every hour of the programming day, these players have won a combined 22 NBA Championships and have been involved in some of the league’s most memorable playoff moments.

Throughout the day, SiriusXM NBA Radio hosts – including Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman, two-time All-Star Jerry Stackhouse and former head coach Sam Mitchell – will break down every first round matchup and discuss favorites and potential upsets going into the postseason.

During the playoffs, subscribers will get live play-by-play broadcasts of every postseason game through the Finals on their satellite radios, through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and at SiriusXM.com. Those listening through the app and online can also choose between the home and visiting team broadcasts for every game.  Visit www.SiriusXM.com/NBASchedule for channel listings.

Friday will be a remarkable day of programming on SiriusXM NBA Radio,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer.  “On the eve of the playoffs, fans will hear some of the NBA’s greatest players, along with our hosts, look back at memorable postseason moments and look forward to this year’s run for the title. And when the games begin, our listeners get access to every minute of action.”

NBA Playoffs Preview Day on SiriusXM NBA RadioFriday, April 18

The Starting Lineup with hosts Frank Isola and Jerry Stackhouse

7:30am ET/4:30am PT: guest, Toni Kukoc

-       A three-time NBA Champion with the Chicago Bulls, Kukoc hit a buzzer beater to beat the New York Knicks in Game 3 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Semifinals.

8:30am ET/5:30am PT: guest, Bernard King

-       A four-time All-Star and two-time All-NBA First Team selection, King scored 44 points in a memorable shootout with Isiah Thomas in the 1984 Playoffs.

9:30am ET/6:30am PT: guest, John Havlicek

-       An eight-time NBA Champion with the Celtics and the 1974 Finals MVP, Havlicek’s steal in Game 7 of the 1965 Eastern Conference Finals remains one of the most famous plays in NBA history.

 

Off the Dribble with hosts Jason Goff and Sam Mitchell

12:30pm ET/9:30am PT: guest, Earl Monroe

-       The Pearl, one of the most exciting point guards in the history of the game, scored 23 points in the deciding Game 5 of the 1973 Finals as the New York Knicks won their second NBA title.

1:30pm ET/10:30am PT: guest, Rip Hamilton

-       The three-time All-Star averaged over 20 points per game during the 2004 Playoffs and led the Detroit Pistons to the franchise’s third NBA title.

2:30pm ET/11:30am PT: guest, Lenny Wilkens

-       As a rookie, Wilkens, a future nine-time All-Star, played a key role in the St. Louis Hawks’ 1961 run to the NBA Finals.  As a coach, he guided the Seattle SuperSonics to the 1979 NBA title.

 

NBA Today with hosts Justin Termine and Nancy Lieberman

3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT: guest, Jerry West

-       One of the most decorated players in the history of the league, West won five NBA Championships as a player and executive for the L.A. Lakers.  He is also the only player in history to be named the Finals MVP (1969) despite being on the losing side.

4:30pm ET/1:30pm PT: guest, Allen Iverson

-       The 11-time All-Star and 2001 league MVP averaged more than 29 points per game in his eight trips to the playoffs.

5:30pm ET/2:30pm PT: guest, James Worthy

                   -       A three-time NBA Champion, Worthy was named Finals MVP after recording a triple-double to lead the Lakers to victory over the Pistons in Game 7 of the 1988 Finals.

Throughout the playoffs SiriusXM NBA Radio, channel 217, will be a daily source of news and talk for NBA fans.  Live programming begins each weekday at 7:00 am ET. This postseason also will mark the launch of a new show, NBA Playoffs Postgame Live, which will air every weeknight after the games and give listeners a place to call in and react to the night’s results.  Follow the channel on Twitter @SiriusXMNBA.

 

Paul Rabil and Paul Carcaterra Headline New Lacrosse Show on SiriusXM

SIRIUS XM RADIO LOGODebuts April 15 on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 91

Only national radio show dedicated to lacrosse will air year round, offering expert analysis of the game, recruiting, training, equipment and more

NEW YORK – April 14, 2014 –SiriusXM announced today that former All-American college lacrosse stars Paul Rabil and Paul Carcaterra will host a new weekly show exclusively on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 91.

The Lacrosse Show with Paul Rabil and Paul Carcaterra will debut April 15 (7:00-8:00 pm ET) and air Tuesdays throughout the year, giving lacrosse fans a regular weekly source for the latest news and analysis of the game.  Rabil, one of the world’s best players, and Carcaterra, a former Syracuse star turned broadcaster, will take calls from lacrosse fans around the country and discuss the game’s headline stories, training, recruiting news, equipment and more.

Over the next several weeks Rabil and Carcaterra will examine the country’s best teams leading up to and during the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship, which begins May 7.

“As the sport continues to grow in popularity around the U.S., The Lacrosse Show will be an excellent source of news and information on the game led by two experts, in Paul Rabil and Paul Carcaterra, who know the sport inside and out,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer.  “Moreover, this show will serve as a year round forum for players of all ages, as well as parents and coaches, who can call in to discuss topics that are important to them – from training techniques to recruiting to the best lacrosse gear.”

“I’m really looking forward to partnering with SiriusXM and heralded lacrosse analyst Paul Carcaterra to create the loudest vocal platform in lacrosse,” said Rabil. “I’m confident that this won’t be your typical ‘sports’ show.  With our interests far beyond lacrosse, not only will we dissect the sport, but we’ll talk about our business and lifestyle interests as well.”

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to co-host a weekly lacrosse show on SiriusXM with Paul Rabil,” said Carcaterra.  “I have always had a great relationship with him and have a tremendous amount of respect for what he does on and off the field. Paul is an avid sports fan who has a strong grasp on the culture of sports from a player and fan standpoint. I am looking forward to exploring many different topics related to the game and making this show truly organic and interactive for all listeners.”

Paul Rabil is one of the most accomplished lacrosse players in the history of the sport.  He attended lacrosse powerhouse DeMatha Catholic High School where he was named a two-time All-American and the Washington Post’s Player of the Year. He then went on to have an extraordinary career at Johns Hopkins University, a perennial national title contender.  Rabil was recognized as an All-American all four years at Johns Hopkins and was a key contributor for the Blue Jays’ 2005 and 2007 NCAA Championship-winning teams, as well as for the 2008 team that finished as runner-up.  Rabil was awarded the 2007 McLaughlin Award, an honor given to the nation’s most outstanding midfielder, and he finished his collegiate career as Johns Hopkins’ all-time leading point scorer as a midfielder.

Since turning professional in 2008 Rabil has won Major League Lacrosse and National Lacrosse League Championships, was awarded two League MVP titles and three Offensive Player of the Year Awards, has been named to nine All-Star teams, and set the single season record for most points in Major League Lacrosse.

Paul Carcaterra was a four-year letterwinner in men’s lacrosse at Syracuse University and captained the team in his senior year.  Playing midfield, Carcaterra helped guide the Orange to the 1995 national title and was named a 1997 All-American.  He was also a member of the New Jersey Pride, a former Major League Lacrosse team, and represented Team England in the World Lacrosse Games in 1998.  He works as a game analyst, sideline reporter, and studio analyst for ESPN.

SiriusXM will broadcast the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Semifinals and Championship games live from Baltimore, MD, May 24-26.  Live play-by-play of each matchup, plus pre- and post-match coverage, will air on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 91.  The game broadcasts will be provided to SiriusXM by WestwoodOne.

 

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