NEW YORK – May 18, 2012 – Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that veteran soccer commentator and former player and coach Ray Hudson has joined SiriusXM as a soccer host and analyst.
Hudson will host The Football Show alongside fellow soccer experts Charlie Stillitano, Neil Barnett and John Harkes. The show airs weekdays (7:00-9:00 am ET) on Sirius channel 92, XM channel 207 and on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and mobile devices.
Hudson has been a commentator for Gol TV since 2004 and is widely known for his elaborate and excitable play-calling style. His playing career began in 1973 when he signed with Newcastle United of England’s Football League First Division at the age of 17. Hudson played for Newcastle for four years before moving to the United States where he played for the Ft. Lauderdale/Minnesota Strikers of the North American Soccer League. After his playing career, he managed the Miami Fusion and D.C. United in Major League Soccer.
Soccer fans get in-depth daily soccer talk throughout the year on Sirius channel 92 and XM channel 207. In addition to The Football Show, with hosts Charlie Stillitano, Neil Barnett, John Harkes and Ray Hudson, listeners can hear Men in Blazers, hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett (Mondays and Fridays, 9:00 am ET) and Counter Attack, the pre/post-game show hosted by Dan Bloom and Pete Koury which airs before and after live matches on SiriusXM. SiriusXM’s soccer lineup also features several TalkSPORT programs, the popular British-based sports talk network featuring some of the U.K.’s best radio hosts and former soccer stars.
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