SIRIUS XM’S CHRIS “MAD DOG” RUSSO TO PRESENT SPECIAL 2009 YEAR IN REVIEW
Special edition of the daily show ‘Mad Dog Unleashed’ will highlight the year’s top 10 sports stories
Program will include one-on-one interviews with perfect game-winner Mark Buehrle, 10-time NBA champ Phil Jackson, golf legend Tom Watson, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and others
NEW YORK – December 17, 2009 – SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) personality Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo will host a special 2009 year-in-review show that will debut December 24 (12:00 – 3:00 pm ET) and replay throughout the holidays on Mad Dog Radio, SIRIUS channel 123 and XM channel 144.
Replay dates (All times ET): Dec. 24 (6:00 pm), Dec. 25 (12:00 pm, 6:00 pm), Dec. 26 (7:00 am), Dec. 27 (7:00 am), Dec. 31 (9:00 am, 12:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 9:00 pm, midnight), Jan. 1 (12:00 pm, 6:00 pm), Jan. 2 (7:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm) and Jan. 3 (7:00 am).
Mad Dog, whose lively and candid style has made him a favorite of sports talk listeners around the country, will rank his top 10 sports stories of 2009 and review each episode by talking one-on-one with the people at the center of the events.
Listeners will hear Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle talk with Russo about his perfect game, only the 18th in Major League history. Lakers coach Phil Jackson will join Chris to discuss L.A.’s title run, which gave Jackson his 10th NBA Championship ring. Golfer Tom Watson will recall his inspiring performance at the British Open, where he captured the attention and support of fans around the world as he endeavored to become his sport’s oldest major winner.
Other personalities interviewed on the three-hour retrospective include: Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma and Minnesota Twins right fielder Michael Cuddyer.
On the show, listeners will hear Mad Dog rank the following events as the top ten sports stories of 2009:
Ø The New York Yankees win their 27th World Championship.
Ø Tom Watson, at 59, turns in a stirring performance at the British Open, nearly becoming golf’s oldest major winner.
Ø Roger Federer completes the career Grand Slam with his first victory in the French Open.
Ø White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle throws the 18th perfect game in Major League history.
Ø The Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers in 12 innings in a one game playoff to secure a spot in the 2009 MLB postseason.
Ø #3 seed Villanova defeats #1 seed Pittsburgh on a last second shot to win the NCAA Tournament’s East Regional Final and advance to the Final Four.
Ø After losing the first two games of the series, the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings in seven games to win their third Stanley Cup.
Ø The New Orleans Saints’ remarkable regular season.
Ø Lakers coach Phil Jackson wins his 10th NBA title as L.A. beats Orlando in five games.
Ø Former Cincinnati coach Brian Kelly becomes the new head football coach at the University of Notre Dame.
Mad Dog Radio, SIRIUS XM’s exclusive all-sports talk channel, is available to subscribers nationwide on SIRIUS channel 123 and XM channel 144. In addition to Chris Russo’s daily show, Mad Dog Unleashed, sports fans can tune in to hear shows hosted by two-time NBA All-Star Jerry Stackhouse, Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, former NHL standouts Ron Duguay and Ken Daneyko, plus daily sports talk by Gary Williams, Andy Gresh, Bruce Murray, Bill Pidto, Dino Costa and others. For more information on Mad Dog Radio’s personalities and programming, visit www.sirius.com/maddogradio.