NEW YORK – March 4, 2013 – Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that, starting March 11, Rich Gannon and Bruce Murray will team up as the new on-air team for The SiriusXM Blitz, the show heard weekdays (11:00am – 3:00pm ET/8:00am – noon PT) on SiriusXM NFL Radio (channel 88 on Sirius and XM Premier).
“Bruce is one of sports talk radio’s best hosts and his depth of knowledge, particularly about the NFL, is outstanding,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s SVP of Sports Programming. “Rich was known as one of the NFL’s most intense competitors when he was playing the game and he brings that same level of passion to the airwaves every day. They make an excellent on-air team and will give our SiriusXM NFL Radio listeners a superb level of coverage.”
Gannon, a 17-year veteran NFL quarterback, has been hosting The SiriusXM Blitz since he joined SiriusXM NFL Radio in 2009. Gannon was named the 2002 NFL MVP by the Associated Press while leading the Oakland Raiders to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXVII. During his six seasons with the Raiders, from 1999-2004, he was named to four Pro Bowls, won two Pro Bowl MVP awards and was a two-time first-team All-Pro selection. Prior to joining the Raiders, Gannon was under center for the Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 1987 NFL Draft after an All-American, record-setting career at the University of Delaware. Gannon also works as an NFL game analyst for CBS Sports.
Murray has been a SiriusXM host since 2006. Most recently he has hosted the Bruce Murray Show on Mad Dog Radio. Prior to that, he hosted SiriusXM NFL Radio’s The Red Zone alongside NFL greats Daryl “Moose” Johnston and Gil Brandt. Before joining SiriusXM, Bruce filled a variety of roles at Sporting News Radio, including headlining the Murray In The Morning show and co-hosting The Troy Aikman Show, The Bill Parcells Show and Around the NFL. Murray worked at ESPN Radio and Washington D.C.’s all-sports radio station, WTEM, and was part of the launch of WFAN in New York. He also hosts the TV show Daily News Live on SportsNet New York.
As the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, SiriusXM broadcasts every NFL game live nationwide, from the pre-season through the Super Bowl, plus live NFL talk every day of the year on SiriusXM NFL Radio, channel 88. For more information on SiriusXM’s NFL coverage, visit www.siriusxm.com/nfl. Follow the SiriusXM NFL Radio channel on Twitter (@SiriusXMNFL).