MLB Home Plate and Mad Dog Radio channels to broadcast live from Cooperstown, NY, during Hall of Fame Weekend
Listeners will hear Cal Ripken Jr. and Billy Ripken as they host a Hall of Fame edition of ‘Ripken Baseball’
NEW YORK – July 24, 2009 – SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will offer listeners the exclusive radio broadcast of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Sunday, July 26, 2009 on MLB Home Plate, XM channel 175 and SIRIUS channel 210 with the “Best of XM” programming package.
MLB Home Plate, SIRIUS XM’s 24-hour baseball talk channel, will have live coverage starting at 1:30 pm ET, as all-time runs and stolen bases leader Rickey Henderson, longtime Boston Red Sox slugger Jim Rice, and former Yankees and Indians second baseman Joe Gordon are enshrined in Cooperstown, NY.
In addition to the Induction Ceremony, Hall of Fame Weekend (July 24 – 27) features a variety of baseball events and is attended by dozens of Hall of Famers. MLB Home Plate and Mad Dog Radio, SIRIUS XM’s all-sports talk channel, will broadcast live from Cooperstown Friday, Saturday and Sunday, giving fans around the country access to the epicenter of baseball history, plus live one-on-one interviews with some of the game’s legendary players who will be in town for the festivities.
Listeners can tune in to hear Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and his brother and major league veteran Billy Ripken host a special Hall of Fame edition of their weekly MLB Home Plate show, Ripken Baseball. The Ripkens will discuss this year’s Hall of Fame class, air an interview Cal and Billy conducted with Jim Rice, and reminisce about Cal’s induction into the Hall in 2007. Ripken Baseball airs every Friday (12:00 – 2:00 pm ET) exclusively on MLB Home plate. The show replays Saturday morning at 6:00 am ET.
Today, July 24, Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo will host his daily show, Mad Dog Unleashed, live from Cooper Park, located outside the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Mad Dog Unleashed airs every weekday (2:00 – 7:00 pm ET) exclusively on Mad Dog Radio, SIRIUS channel 123 and XM channel 144.
On Saturday, July 25, MLB Home Plate’s Jim Duquette and Bill Pidto will broadcast live (10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET) from Cooper Park. The following day, July 26, Pidto and Duquette will be live at the Clark Sports Center (10:30 am – 1:30 pm ET) to preview the Induction Ceremony, interview Hall of Famers and lead in to SIRIUS XM’s live coverage of the Enshrinement starting at 1:30 pm ET.
For more info on the MLB Home Plate channel and a schedule of MLB games on XM, please visit www.xmradio.com/mlb.
Visit www.sirius.com/maddogradio for more info on Mad Dog Radio plus sound and video clips from Mad Dog Unleashed and other programs.
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