SIRIUS XM TO OFFER EXCLUSIVE RADIO COVERAGE OF THE COLLEGE BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY ON NOV. 22
Live broadcasts from the College Basketball Experience and Midland Theater in Kansas City will air nationwide on SIRIUS channel 122 and XM channel 143
Listeners will hear one-on-one interviews with Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and other inductees
SIRIUS XM offers unparalleled college basketball coverage throughout the season, airing dozens of games each week
NEW YORK – November 19, 2009 – SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will offer listeners exclusive radio coverage from the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday, November 22.
SIRIUS XM’s Sports Nation channel (SIRIUS channel 122 and XM channel 143) will carry live coverage of the induction ceremony from Kansas City’s Midland Theater (9:00-11:00 pm ET) as legendary players Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Travis Grant and Wayman Tisdale, coaches Jud Heathcote and Gene Bartow, and contributors Bill Wall and Walter Byers, are enshrined into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
Prior to the induction ceremony, SIRIUS XM’s Gary Williams will be on site to host a special three hour preview show (6:00-9:00 pm ET on SIRIUS XM Sports Nation) from the College Basketball Experience, home to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, in Kansas City, MO. The special will feature one-on-one interviews with all of the inductees in attendance, as well as many of the other former players, current and former coaches, and other renowned figures from college basketball who will be at the event.
Throughout the 2009 season, SIRIUS XM offers college basketball fans unrivaled coverage of the sport with live play-by-play of dozens of games every week from colleges and universities throughout the country, including 22 of the top 25 teams in the current Associated Press college basketball poll. For a schedule of upcoming games on SIRIUS XM, visit www.sirius.com/collegesports and www.xmradio.com/collegesports.
In addition to live play-by-play, SIRIUS XM airs original talk shows that cover college basketball from tip off until the final buzzer with news, highlights and season-long analysis of the nation’s teams and conferences through the national championship in April.
Mad Dog Radio (SIRIUS channel 123 and XM channel 144) offers live sports talk daily including the exclusive show, Basketball and Beyond with Coach K, hosted by Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski every Wednesday night (7:00-8:00 pm ET).
Rivals Radio, hosted by Bill King and Chris Childers, covers the college game in-depth every weekday morning (7:00-11:00 am ET) year-round exclusively on SIRIUS XM’s Sports Nation (SIRIUS channel 122 and XM channel 143).
For info on the College Basketball Experience and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, please visit www.collegebasketballexperience.com.