“I’m very grateful and honored to have the chance to be on Mad Dog Sports Radio,” McAfee said. “SiriusXM is an incredibly massive platform and the freedom it allows is perfect for our style of show. To say that we are grateful to Scott Greenstein, Steve Cohen, Andrew Moss and all the other great people at SiriusXM for this opportunity would be an understatement. Let’s do the damn thing. We hope you will join us daily.”
“Pat is absolutely a one-of-a-kind talent,” said Scott Greenstein, president and chief content officer of SiriusXM. “His background as an athlete, his perspective on the sport and the world around him, his skills as an interviewer and his ability to relate to and entertain an audience are just a few of the things that set him apart from so many others in the media. We are thrilled to have his energy and personality on SiriusXM. There are no limits to what he can do on Mad Dog Sports Radio.
After an eight-year NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts that saw him vote for two Pro Bowls and be named First Team All-Pro in 2014, McAfee retired in 2017 to embark on his media career. . McAfee joined Barstool Sports, where he developed the company’s “Heartland” division by Indianapolisand hosted The Pat McAfee Show on the Barstool Power 85 channel on SiriusXM. In 2018, McAfee joined Fox in a broadcast role for their college football and NFL broadcasts. In 2019, McAfee signed with ESPN, where he serves as a color analyst for their Thursday Night College Football broadcasts and makes regular appearances on other ESPN programs.
In 2018, McAfee began appearing on WWE programming as a pre-show analyst for the companies’ NXT Takeover events and signed a multi-year contract with WWE the following year. He starred in his first NXT TakeOver fight on August 22. McAfee is also a stand-up comedian, small business owner, and hosts his own daily podcast.
With the addition of The Pat McAfee Show to Mad Dog Sports Radio programming, morning men with Evan Cohen and Mike Babchik will be broadcast from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET daily, and Schein on sports with Adam Schein will be broadcast from 9:00 a.m. to noon ET Daily. Christopher Russo hosts the channel’s flagship program, mad dog unleashedevery day of the week from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 PM ET.
Mad Dog Sports Radio Steve Torre and Danny Kanelhosts from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET Pin up dog day sports, will continue to contribute to the Mad Dog Sports Radio channel. Kanell will also continue to host The first team every morning on ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM.
Mad Dog Sports Radio is in its 13thand year on SiriusXM. Headlining sports radio icon Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo, the channel is available to listeners nationwide on SiriusXM Radios (Channel 82), the SiriusXM App and at home with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or whatever your home streaming mode is more info visit SiriusXM.com/MDSRonSXM.
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