LEGENDARY BROADCASTER JOHN MADDEN RETURNS FOR ANOTHER SEASON ON SIRIUS XM RADIO
SIRIUS subscribers and XM subscribers with the “Best of SIRIUS” can hear the Emmy-winning Hall of Famer twice a week on SIRIUS NFL Radio
New York – September 9, 2009 – SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that longtime NFL broadcaster and Super Bowl winning head coach John Madden will return for his sixth season as a commentator on SIRIUS NFL Radio, available nationwide on SIRIUS channel 124 and XM channel 124 with the “Best of SIRIUS.”
Throughout the 2009 NFL season, listeners can hear Madden live every Friday at 11:30 am ET/8:30 am PT with SIRIUS XM host Adam Schein on The SIRIUS Blitz, the daily talk show on SIRIUS NFL Radio. Madden will make his 2009 debut on Thursday, September 10, joining Schein live at 11:30 am ET/8:30 am PT to discuss that night’s NFL season opener, featuring the Steelers and the Titans, as well as the opening weekend games.
Each week Madden’s analysis will replay Sunday morning on The SIRIUS NFL Tailgate Show, SIRIUS NFL Radio’s original pre-game program (Sundays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET).
In April, Madden announced his retirement from the TV broadcast booth, where for nearly 30 years he was one of television’s most popular personalities. He has been a SIRIUS NFL Radio commentator since 2004 and fans will continue to hear him each week as he breaks down game match-ups and discusses key NFL topics throughout the season.
“I look forward to staying connected with the game and the fans every week on SIRIUS NFL Radio,” said Madden. “There’s not a better channel for listeners who want to stay on top of everything happening around the league and I’m excited for another season on the air.”
As a TV commentator, Madden served as the lead NFL analyst for all four major broadcast networks – CBS, FOX, ABC and NBC, where he spent the last three seasons calling games for Sunday Night Football. His final broadcast was Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa in February. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored Madden with 16 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 1978, where he compiled a 103-32-7 record and led the team to victory in Super Bowl XI.