SiriusXM Announces Extensive Coverage of 2021 NFL Season

NEW YORK, NY (09.09.2021) – Throughout the 2021 NFL season, kicking off this week, SiriusXM will deliver comprehensive coverage for fans across the country, with live broadcasts of every game on SiriusXM radios and on the SXM App, as well as new exclusive shows and in-depth 24/7 news and talk on the SiriusXM NFL Radio channel.

The 102nd NFL season begins tomorrow, September 9 (8:20 pm ET) when Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl LV Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott. Subscribers nationwide can listen to this game – and every game thereafter through Super Bowl LVI – in their car and on their phone and connected devices at home with the SXM App.

The SXM App offers play-by-play channels dedicated to the official radio broadcasts of every NFL team, which gives fans access to both the home and visiting team broadcasts for every game. All 32 NFL team play-by-play channels are also available in vehicles equipped with next generation SiriusXM with 360L radios.

The schedule of NFL games on SiriusXM can be found at SiriusXM.com/NFLschedule.

On SiriusXM’s 24/7 SiriusXM NFL Radio channel, fans get exceptional insight into the league and all its teams through daily shows hosted by a deep roster of NFL experts, interviews with players, coaches and executives, and special programming not found anywhere else.

This season, SiriusXM NFL Radio features a new weekly show dedicated to the Los Angeles Rams, hosted by former Rams All-Pro receiver Torry Holt and former NFL linebacker Kirk Morrison. The show will debut today, September 8, and air every Wednesday (7:00-8:00 pm ET). Holt and Morrison will focus on a 2021 Rams team coming off its fourth consecutive winning season and third playoff appearance under coach Sean McVay, and they will also look back at the history of the franchise and interview Rams legends from seasons past.

Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre will return to host The SiriusXM Blitz with Brett Favre and Bruce Murray every Tuesday (11:00 am – noon ET).

2002 NFL MVP quarterback Rich Gannon is returning to SiriusXM NFL Radio’s roster of hosts and will be reuniting with his former partner, Bruce Murray, on The SiriusXM Blitz. Gannon previously hosted on SiriusXM NFL Radio from 2009 to 2016.

SiriusXM NFL Radio listeners will also hear a weekly replay of Let’s Go! – the exclusive show with five-time NFL Super Bowl MVP champion quarterback Tom Brady, All-Pro wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Hall of Fame Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Jim Gray – every Monday night at 6:30 pm ET.

SiriusXM NFL Radio’s team of analysts also includes Hall of Famers Gil Brandt, Derrick Brooks, Tim Brown, James Lofton and Bill Polian, former NFL executives Mark Dominik and Pat Kirwan, and former players and coaches including Alex Boone, Erik Coleman, Charles Davis, David Diehl, Bruce Gradkowski, Todd Haley, Brad Hopkins, Ryan Leaf, Ed McCaffrey, Jim Miller, Torrey Smith, Max Starks, Charlie Weis and Solomon Wilcots.

SiriusXM NFL Radio voices also include a number of NFL insiders and radio veterans including Howard Balzer, Vic Carucci, Adam Caplan, John Clayton, Brian Custer, Zig Fracassi, Mike Keith, Aditi Kinkhabwala, Dan Leberfeld, Bill Lekas, Alex Marvez, Lance Medow, Bob Papa, Tom Pelissero, Shae Peppler, Amber Theoharis, Steve Torre and Evan Washburn.

Go to SiriusXM.com/NFLonSXM for more info.

SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Named 2020 Company of the Year in by Frost & Sullivan

SANTA CLARA, CA (07.14.2021) – Based on its recent analysis of the North American telematics market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Sirius XM Connected Vehicles Service, Inc.(SiriusXM CV) with the 2020 North American Company of the Year Award in the Telematics Industry. The company’s end-to-end connected vehicle platform provides safety, security and convenience services, such as the new, advanced automatic crash notification (ACN+), enhanced roadside assistance, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, and integration with smart home devices. The transformative ACN+ solution, in collaboration with the RapidSOS emergency response data platform, supports auto manufacturers and their drivers by digitally sharing vehicle and crash data with 911 responders immediately following an emergency incident.

“SiriusXM CV’s revolutionary ACN+ technology transmits critical data to 911 non-verbally, which makes the quality and reliability of the information far more accurate than from competing solutions. Uniquely, the information can be sent to the 911 dispatcher irrespective of the technology used at the receiving 911 center,” said Suhas Gurumurthy, Best Practices Industry Analyst. “Another interesting feature of the solution is that it allows subscribers to securely share critical health information with first responders through their linked medical profile. For example, if the driver has a preexisting medical condition and is unable to communicate that information themselves, the solution shares this medical information, along with vehicle and additional driver information, with first responders.”

Today SiriusXM CV provides safety, security and convenience services for more than 12 million active vehicles on the road and is always looking for new ways to expand its customer base and portfolio. In 2018, SiriusXM acquired PayTollo®, a mobile payment platform for toll roads and bridges and this business is now operationally part of SiriusXM CV. The PayTollo platform uses a GPS toll recognition technology algorithm that eliminates the need for transponders and notifies drivers of each cost in real time. In 2019, SiriusXM CV collaborated with Visa to launch an in-vehicle payment solution, transforming the vehicle into a ‘hub’ that provides real-time, convenient transactional services to drivers and passengers.

SiriusXM CV delivers a seamless, in-vehicle eCommerce platform that offers voice and interactive services, benefiting both customers and merchants. The company employs a digital wallet with tokenization that increases security across the eCommerce ecosystem. As part of the digital wallet feature, the platform leverages the user profile, including the customer’s purchase history, loyalty programs, and favorite merchants based on vehicle location, to deliver a more personalized experience for the customer. In addition, customers can reserve and pay for parking without searching for a payment kiosk and locate nearby restaurants based on their preferred routes. Significantly, these leading-edge technologies in safety and convenience services can be tailored to the customer’s unique requirements.

“SiriusXM CV has led the market with continued innovation across its multiple connected vehicle services in response to consumer and industry demand,” noted Gurumurthy. “Its strategic solutions provide constant support throughout the vehicle’s lifecycle, ensuring a comprehensive and personalized in-vehicle experience for drivers and constant customer relationships and business for automotive original equipment manufacturers.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents a Company of the Year award to the organization that demonstrates excellence in terms of growth strategy and implementation in its field. The award recognizes a high degree of innovation with products and technologies and the resulting leadership in terms of customer value and market penetration.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analyses, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

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2021 MLB All-Star Week Coverage on SiriusXM

NEW YORK, NY (07.12.2021) – SiriusXM has announced its extensive programming plans for Major League Baseball’s 2021 All-Star Week, which will deliver comprehensive coverage to listeners around the country and feature live broadcasts of the 91st All-Star Game Presented by Mastercard, the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, the MLB Draft, plus other special programming live from Denver, Colorado.

SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game

On Sunday, July 11, SiriusXM will have the exclusive radio broadcast of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, featuring the best minor league prospects from the American League and National League competing against each other. Pre-game coverage on the MLB Network Radio channel on SiriusXM (channel 89) will begin from Coors Field at 1:00 pm ET/11:00 am MT with a special edition of the weekly show, Minors & Majors, hosted by Grant Paulsen. MLB Network Radio’s broadcast of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will begin at 3:00 pm ET/1:00 pm MT and will feature Mike Ferrin as the play-by-play voice and former MLB GM Jim Duquette as the analyst. Before, during and after the game, former MLB GM Jim Bowden and Paulsen will conduct interviews with players from the AL and NL team dugouts.

MLB Draft

Sunday evening SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio channel will offer live coverage of the first round of the MLB Draft, which is being held for the first time ever as part of All-Star Week. SiriusXM’s pre-Draft show will air at 6:00 pm ET/4:00 pm MT. The Draft begins at 7:00 pm ET/5:00 pm MT and SiriusXM listeners will hear the live selections of every team in the first round, accompanied by commentary and analysis from former GM’s Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette, alongside Mike Ferrin and Grant Paulsen. SiriusXM’s broadcast team will also conduct interviews with several of the draft picks in attendance at the Bellco Theater in Denver.

T-Mobile Home Run Derby

On Monday, July 12, SiriusXM’s on-site programming from Denver will begin at 2:00 pm ET/noon MT with MLB Network Radio hosts Grant Paulsen, Jim Bowden and Jenny Cavnar, who is also a Colorado Rockies broadcaster, hosting live from Coors Field. At 5:00 pm ET/3:00 pm MT former Rockies outfielder Ryan Spilborghs, Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette will be on the field to host SiriusXM’s pre-game programming and interview many of the All-Stars in attendance. The MLB Network Radio channel will air ESPN Radio’s broadcast of the Home Run Derby starting at 8:00 pm ET/6:00 pm MT.

MLB All-Star Game Presented by Mastercard

On Tuesday, July 13, the MLB Network Radio channel’s coverage from Coors Field begins at 1:00 pm ET/11:00 am MT with a special edition of Power Alley hosted by Jenny Cavnar, Jim Duquette and Ryan Spilborghs. At 4:00 pm ET/2:00 pm MT MLB Network Radio will air MLB Network’s High Heat with Christopher Russo, followed at 5:00 pm ET/3:00 pm MT by SiriusXM’s All-Star Pregame Show, hosted by two-time All-Star Brad Lidge alongside Mike Ferrin and Jim Bowden. Listeners will hear interviews with Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and many of the coaches and players at Coors Field. The pre-game show will lead into ESPN Radio’s play-by-play broadcast of the All-Star Game starting at 8:00 pm ET/6:00 pm MT. 

On SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio channel, Christopher Russo will host his daily all-sports show, Mad Dog Unleashed, live from Coors Field on both Monday and Tuesday at 5:00 pm ET/3:00 pm MT, prior to the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game.

With this year’s MLB All-Star festivities in the “Mile High” city of Denver, SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio channel will also present a “Baseball with Altitude” special as part of its coverage. Debuting Monday, July 12 at noon ET/10:00 am MT and available anytime on the SXM App, the documentary will look at the history of baseball in Denver, from the origin of the Rockies franchise through their thrilling run to the 2007 World Series. The special will be narrated by former Rockies outfielder Ryan Spilborghs and will include interviews with Hall of Famer Larry Walker, Todd Helton, Clint Hurdle, and others.

MLB Network Radio (channel 89) and Mad Dog Sports Radio (channel 82) are available to subscribers nationwide in their car and on their phone and connected devices at home with the SXM App. 

For more info visit SiriusXM.com/MLBSXM and SiriusXM.com/MDRonSXM

SiriusXM Launches “Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel”

NEW YORK, NY (07.07.2021) – The Beach Boys, one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful bands of all time, and SiriusXM announced today the launch of ‘Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel,’ a limited-engagement channel featuring sun-drenched songs from every phase of the group’s decades-spanning career. The channel begins July 1 on channel 105, and airs through August 31.

Ideal for summertime listening, “The Beach Boys Channel” will bring the band’s iconic sounds from the California coastline into the homes and cars of SiriusXM listeners, wherever they are. As the most complete and comprehensive audio collection from one of America’s most-beloved bands, the channel will feature The Beach Boys’ early songs about surf, sand, girls and cars, to their pioneering sounds that influenced generations of artists. Listeners can expect to hear the band’s biggest hits, hard-to-find rarities, a cappella vocals, backing tracks, alternate versions, exclusive stories from family and band members (past and present), band members’ solo work, and much more.

In the hours leading up to The Beach Boys’ new and expansive box set, “Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971,” out on August 27 via Capitol/UMe, the channel will spotlight some of the rare and never-before-heard audio material from the box set, which boasts 135 tracks, including 108 previously unreleased tracks, live recordings, radio promos, alternate versions, alternate mixes, isolated backing tracks and a cappella versions, culled from the album sessions.

Courtesy SiriusXM

For all information on ‘Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel’ visit: https://siriusxm.us/BeachBoysChannel

“Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971” will be released by Capitol/UMe on August 27. For more information on this please visit: https://thebeachboys.lnk.to/FeelFlowsPR

TikTok and SiriusXM to Create Exclusive Audio Experiences

NEW YORK, NY (05.25.2021) – TikTok, SiriusXM and Pandora today announced they are joining forces on the rollout of new and innovative content across each of their platforms. Creating list ener experiences curated specifically for each platform’s loyal fans will allow TikTok, SiriusXM, and Pandora to deliver access to groundbreaking programming, exclusive performances, special events, and some of music’s top and emerging talent. 

This summer, SiriusXM will launch TikTok Radio, a full-time music channel featuring the trending sounds that are redefining pop culture from TikTok. TikTok Radio will be presented by TikTok creators, tastemakers, and DJs. TikTok Radio will be available in vehicles and as a streaming channel on the SiriusXM App, desktop, and all connected devices. 

Sonically synched to the TikTok experience, the channel will feel like a radio version of the platform’s “For You” page. The TikTok Radio channel will feature a diverse group of TikTok creators showcasing trending music and stories behind the songs throughout each day, as well as a weekly music countdown dedicated to TikTok’s top trending tracks. Listeners can expect to hear directly from music’s next generation of rising stars and whatever else the TikTok community is vibing to.

Also, beginning today, Pandora is launching a series of exclusive hosted playlists featuring popular TikTok creators who will take listeners through their favorite songs with special commentary about their selections. The creators will be curating, hosting, and promoting the playlists to their fans on TikTok. The TikTok Tastemakers series will kick off with Bella Poarch, and other creators including Christian Shelton and Nick Tangorra following in the coming months. Pandora listeners can also tune into the TikTok Hits Playlist featuring all of the latest and greatest songs featured and trending on TikTok.

TikTok fans will also have access to select re-airings of Pandora’s original events series, Pandora LIVE. Recently, Pandora LIVE Powered by Women featuring Gwen Stefani and Jazmine Sullivan re-aired on TikTok. Additional upcoming events will be announced throughout the year.

“We are excited to collaborate with TikTok to create new content that brings the vibrancy of the leading social networking service to life on live radio and our streaming platforms,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM.  “The effect TikTok has on music, and pop culture in general, is undeniable. Our platforms will provide a unique opportunity for TikTok creators to engage with our listeners with content experiences that have never been done before in audio. The exclusive SiriusXM channel will bring a new take on radio by tapping into the latest music trends on TikTok, while Pandora listeners will get access to playlists curated personally by TikTok’s top creators.”

“TikTok is redefining the way that fans discover music and artists, while enabling a new form of musical engagement and creative expression,” said Ole Obermann, Global Head of Music, TikTok.  “We are excited to work with SiriusXM on TikTok Radio and to bring TikTok creators to Pandora to make the trends, music, and creative influences that are playing such a defining role in modern culture even more accessible.”

Obermann added, “We’re really excited to see this come to life and thank the SiriusXM team for being such an innovative and visionary collaborator.”

“When I started posting on TikTok in the beginning of the pandemic, I had no idea that, less than a year after starting my TikTok, I’d sing in a Super Bowl commercial. Making videos for TikTok is always the highlight of my day, and I’m lucky to have found such a supportive musical community,” said TikTok creator Christian Shelton, whose playlist will be one of the first in Pandora’s TikTok Tastemakers series. “The playlist I created reflects my love for all genres and features new and old music, a lot of which is inspired by my fans on TikTok! I want people who listen to my Pandora playlist to get to know me a bit more through the music I love.”

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SiriusXM, Pandora, and Stitcher Advertising Organizations Unite as SXM Media

NEW YORK, NY (05.11.2021) – Sirius XM Holdings Inc. has announced that it is establishing a new combined advertising sales organization spanning its SiriusXM, Pandora, and Stitcher audio entertainment platforms and services. The new group, which will operate under the name SXM Media, will create a unified sales team, powering the audio advertising experience across its three iconic listening platforms, which represent the best in live radio, streaming music, and podcasting. With a reach of 150 million listeners, SXM Media gives brands, creators, and publishers access to the largest digital audio advertising platform in North America.

SXM Media will serve as a central representative for brands of all sizes to plan, produce, manage, and measure effective digital audio advertising across SiriusXM, Pandora, and Stitcher. SXM Media will also serve as the exclusive advertising and sales representative for other platforms and podcasters, including major entities such as SoundCloud (exclusive U.S. advertising representative) and the NBCUniversal News Group (exclusive advertising representative for NBC News and MSNBC podcasts, with additional sales rights to CNBC podcasts). The re-branding of SXM Media will be discussed during a joint presentation by Pandora and Stitcher at tomorrow’s Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Podcast Upfront 2021.

“SiriusXM, Pandora, and Stitcher are each powerful brands, but bringing them together under the SXM Media umbrella bolsters our position as the premier audio entertainment leader and the largest digital audio advertising platform in North America,” said Jennifer Witz, CEO of SiriusXM. “SXM Media is driven by a world-class combined salesforce of digital and broadcast media pros working across music, talk, and podcasts who create unique new opportunities in the marketplace.” 

SXM Media is powered by its cross-platform sales team and a unique ad tech stack that leverages the services and technologies of SiriusXM-owned audio ad platforms AdsWizz and Simplecast, as well as leading podcast advertising network Midroll, to support publishing, distribution, analytics, ad format innovation, and monetization for marketers, creators, and publishers. 

These capabilities, along with SXM Media’s in-house creative consultancy, Studio Resonate, will help connect brands with an unrivaled array of ad technology solutions, exclusive programming, proprietary research, bespoke creative and production solutions, live and virtual events, and millions of engaged listeners. 

“Audio is experiencing a renaissance with a boom in premium content, spikes in listening, and innovative ad tech fueling the industry, and our powerful portfolio of brands puts us at the forefront of this moment,” said John Trimble, Chief Advertising Revenue Officer at SiriusXM. “We’ve combined the unique strengths of SiriusXM, Pandora, and Stitcher – along with our innovative ad tech platforms – to unlock connections between brands, creators, and listeners. Our platforms and content providers bring premier content that captivates the largest audio audience in North America, creates personalized audio ad experiences through diverse voices, and drives results for our advertisers. SXM Media will bring brands effective audio advertising solutions and scale across the leaders in music, talk, and podcasts, without sacrificing the intimate listener experience that is at the heart of everything we do.”

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SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Enhances SiriusXM Guardian with New ACN+ Safety Technology for Select Vehicles

NEW YORK, NY (05.06.2021) – Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services Inc., a provider of connected services to vehicle manufacturers, announced that its new ACN+ (Advanced Automatic Crash Notification) technology is now available across the US and included on select Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Alfa Romeo models with an active SiriusXM Guardian services subscription. 

SiriusXM Guardian includes a hands-free safety service that can connect drivers with a live agent if airbags deploy. Now through ACN+, SiriusXM Guardian digitally links vehicle and crash data direct to 911 personnel so they can be notified more quickly and first responders can receive enhanced critical information about the nature and severity of the vehicle emergency before arriving at the scene. 

“ACN+ enables us for the first time to immediately send detailed information from both the vehicle and our databases direct to 911 centers,” said John Jasper, Senior Vice President and General Manager at SiriusXM Connected Vehicle. “We are very pleased that SiriusXM Guardian subscribers are the first customers to receive ACN+.  We’ve dedicated ourselves to continuously improving emergency response and are thrilled to offer one of the leading advanced ACN products in the US.  This next generation technology provides emergency responders substantially more information faster, helping them make quicker decisions about the resources needed at the crash scene that could help save lives.”

SiriusXM Connected Vehicle introduced ACN+ commercially in August of 2020 to provide automated, enhanced safety information, including vehicle location, vehicle data (make/model/color/year), customer data (account owner / phone), and detailed crash information to 911 and first responders through the RapidSOS emergency response data platform, saving valuable response time. If the customer has a linked MedicAlert account, first responders will also be able to access medical data valuable in an emergency—especially if a driver or passenger is unresponsive. The technology behind ACN+ can also be used to digitally relay vehicle, customer and linked MedicAlert account information to 911 with a driver or passenger-initiated SOS emergency button press.

Through SiriusXM Connected Vehicle’s exclusive relationship with RapidSOS, ACN+ can connect and digitally share incident data to over 4,800 Emergency Communications Centers which cover more than 92% of the US population by geography.

Without this integration, emergency incident information must be verbally communicated to 911, a process with greater risk of error that entails more time than simply relaying the same information via a data transmission.

The ACN+ solution is far superior to 911 calls initiated through a caller’s cell phone due to the capabilities to immediately share significant vehicle incident information regarding the impacts on the driver and passenger after a crash event. 

Currently over two million select Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Alfa Romeo models, year 2019 and newer, are capable of receiving SiriusXM Guardian services in the United States and their drivers and passengers will now all have access to this enhanced safety feature with an active subscription. 

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CMA Live… The Motorcycle Audio Episode

TORONTO, CANADA (04.21.2021) – Motorcycle enthusiasts love nothing more than to be seen and heard and its all about enhancing the riding experience.

On this Episode 4 of CMA LIVE Season 2, tonight Wednesday April 21st presented by SiriusXM, host Ben Woo welcomes some of the biggest motorcycle audio manufacturers as they showcase their new products for the coming season.

Discover some of the latest products on the market today such as direct-fit speakers, amplifier options, integration accessories and much more! Experts this week include Eric Russell of Rockford Fosgate, Joe Gross of KICKER USA, Fred Lynch of ARC AUDIO, Justin Bond of FOCAL and Tim Shell of METRA Electronics.

Tune in tonight Wednesday, April 21st @ 8pm ET.

https://canadianmobileaudio.com/cma-live-the-motorcycle-audio-episode/

Major League Baseball Games Now Available to SiriusXM’s Streaming-Only Subscribers

NEW YORK, NY (04.15.2021) – Major League Baseball and SiriusXM have expanded their agreement to include additional streaming rights starting with the 2021 MLB season. For the first time, SiriusXM subscribers with a streaming-only subscription now have access to live play-by-play broadcasts of every MLB game as they listen on the SiriusXM app and on connected devices and speakers in their home.

The SiriusXM app offers 30 play-by-play channels dedicated to streaming the official radio broadcasts of every MLB team, giving fans the choice between the home and visiting team announcers for every game, all season long. All 30 MLB play-by-play channels are also available on vehicles equipped with next generation SiriusXM with 360L radios.

SiriusXM satellite subscribers continue to get access to every MLB game on both their SiriusXM radios and on the SiriusXM app. Certain subscriptions are required. For more info on SiriusXM’s packages and what they offer, go to SiriusXM.com/packages.

The new agreement also includes a multi-year extension of SiriusXM’s rights to broadcast every MLB game.

For a schedule of MLB games and their SiriusXM channels visit www.SiriusXM.com/MLBschedule.

SiriusXM’s exclusive 24/7 MLB Network Radio channel features live daily talk programming covering MLB 365 days a year, plus select game broadcasts.

Listeners get the most in-depth coverage of the league every day of the year with MLB Network Radio. The channel’s roster of expert hosts includes former GMs Jim Bowden, Jim Duquette and Steve Phillips, former players Matt Diaz, Jensen Lewis, Brad Lidge, CJ Nitkowski, Carlos Peña, Eduardo Perez, Rico Petrocelli, Ryan Spilborghs, Steve Sax, Mike Stanton and Kevin Frandsen, former manager Kevin Kennedy, national baseball writers Tyler Kepner, Scott Miller and Jon Morosi, as well as Casey Stern, Mike Ferrin, Jenny Cavnar, Jeff Joyce, Jim Memolo, Dani Wexelman, Scott Braun, Robert Brender, Dan Graca, Grant Paulsen and Ed Randall.

New to the MLB Network Radio roster this season are World Series-winning former Royals manager Ned Yost, former All-Star Yonder Alonso, who recently retired after a 10-year major league career, and former Cardinals 1B Xavier Scruggs. Yost hosts Happy Hour with Casey Stern two Mondays (5:00 pm ET) each month. Alonso hosts Home Plate with Dani Wexelman every Sunday at 4:00 pm ET. Scruggs hosts MLB Roundtrip every Monday night after the games with Dan Graca.

Throughout the season, listeners will hear regular one-on-one interviews with managers including: Rocco Baldelli (Twins), Bud Black (Rockies), Kevin Cash (Rays), Craig Counsell (Brewers), Alex Cora (Red Sox), Terry Francona (Indians), Joe Girardi (Phillies), AJ Hinch (Tigers), Gabe Kapler (Giants), Torey Lovullo (Diamondbacks), Mike Matheny (Royals), Don Mattingly (Marlins), Bob Melvin (Athletics), Scott Servais (Mariners), Derek Shelton (Pirates), Mike Shildt (Cardinals), Jayce Tingler (Padres) and Chris Woodward (Rangers).

MLB Network Radio also features a simulcast of Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo’s MLB Network show, High Heat with Christopher Russo presented by Liberty Mutual, every weekday afternoon at 1:00 pm ET as well as simulcasts of additional MLB Network television programming, including the flagship studio show MLB Tonight on weeknights at 6:00 pm ET.

Additionally, starting this month, SiriusXM and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will present an exclusive new podcast series, Black Diamonds. Hosted by museum president and historian Bob Kendrick, the podcast will showcase the history of the Negro Leagues, highlighting the players, people and events that shaped them, as well as spotlighting the leagues’ achievements and innovations during a time of segregation and inequality. Listeners will hear the stories of baseball legends like Jackie Robinson, Oscar Charleston, Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige, and important figures like Rube Foster, Effa Manley, Buck O’Neil and many more. 

Black Diamonds, a SiriusXM original podcast, will debut on MLB’s Jackie Robinson Day (April 15). The 20-episode series can be heard on the SiriusXM app, Pandora, Stitcher and other podcast platforms.

Throughout the season, in tribute to Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, who passed away earlier this year, listeners will continue to hear Lasorda’s voice before every game. Prior to the 2015 season, Lasorda narrated a special message to all baseball fans about the game they love, which airs as an introduction to every regular season game broadcast on SiriusXM. You can hear Lasorda’s introduction here: https://bit.ly/38GJPC1

SiriusXM is offering a free trial of SiriusXM Premier for eligible customers. For more info on that offer and all the programming that comes with a SiriusXM Premier Streaming subscription go to: SiriusXM.com/MLBTrial1

NCAA March Madness on SiriusXM

NEW YORK, NY (03.16.2021) – The 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will air in its entirety on SiriusXM, giving subscribers nationwide access to every minute of March Madness on SiriusXM radios and the SiriusXM app. In addition to live play-by-play of every game, SiriusXM listeners will also get the most in-depth daily coverage throughout the tournament on several exclusive 24/7 college sports talk channels.

The 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tips off with the First Four on March 18 and runs through the Final Four and national championship game on April 3 and 5. SiriusXM will also air Spanish-language broadcasts of the Final Four and championship games.

All Men’s NCAA Tournament game broadcasts are provided to SiriusXM by Westwood One, the official network radio partner of the NCAA.

Tournament match-ups and SiriusXM channel assignments will be available at siriusxm.com/ncaamonsxm starting Monday, March 15.

On Selection Sunday, March 14, SiriusXM listeners will get up-to-the-moment coverage as tournament teams and first round match-ups are announced. On Mad Dog Sports Radio (channel 82), Chris “Mad Dog” Russo and Steve Torre will host special Selection Sunday coverage live from 5:00 to 9:00 pm ET. Additionally, ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM (channel 84) will air a Selection Sunday special hosted by Jon Crispin, Fran Fraschilla and Mike Yam from 6:00 to 9:00 pm ET. The official NCAA Tournament Selection Show produced by Westwood One will air on CBS Sports Radio (SiriusXM channel 206) from 6:00 to 8:00 pm ET. The shows will feature interviews with special guests, including team coaches and NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee chair Mitch Barnhart.

SiriusXM will also offer coverage of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, providing listeners with live play-by-play of the Women’s Final Four and championship game. These Women’s NCAA Tournament radio broadcasts are produced by Westwood One. On Monday, March 15, ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM will air a special “Selection Monday” show hosted by Krista Blunk and Nicole Auerbach as the tournament field is revealed (7:00 to 9:00 pm ET).

Throughout the tournament, SiriusXM’s exclusive, dedicated college sports channels – ESPNU Radio, SiriusXM ACC Radio, SiriusXM Big 12 Radio, SiriusXM Big Ten Radio, SiriusXM Pac-12 Radio and SiriusXM SEC Radio – will offer the most extensive and in-depth college basketball news and tournament talk available on radio. SiriusXM’s 24/7 college sports channels feature several former coaches and players including Pat Bradley, Tom Brennan, Jon Crispin, Dalen Cuff, Tony Delk, Sean Farnham, Fran Fraschilla, Seth Greenberg, Robbie Hummel, Steve Lappas, Evan Moore, Chris Spatola, Earl Watson and Tim Welsh, as well as analysts Nicole Auerbach, Krista Blunk and others.

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, who has led the Blue Devils to five National Championship titles, will continue to host his weekly SiriusXM show throughout the tournament. Basketball and Beyond with Coach K airs on ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM and is available on the SiriusXM app.

The next series of episodes of Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo’s new SiriusXM original podcast – Digging Up The Past – will debut this Monday, March 15, and will feature Russo and guests looking back at the history of the NCAA Tournament. Digging Up The Past takes a historical deep-dive into the events and innovations that have shaped the sports landscape. This next four-episode series will examine NCAA Tournament history from its origins as an eight-team competition in 1939 through 1978, featuring some of the great teams and players from that period, including the dynasty UCLA teams of the 1960s and 70s, the groundbreaking 1966 Texas Western team, the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers, which was the last undefeated Division I team to win the championship, and more.

Listeners will hear from college basketball stars from that era, as well as insiders who have covered the sport for decades, including Willie Worsley, Jerry Lucas, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton, Don Chaney, Lennie Rosenbluth, Quinn Buckner, Dick Vitale, Billy Packer, Bill Raftery and many others.

Men’s and Women’s tournament games, as well as SiriusXM’s exclusive 24/7 college sports talk channels, are available to listeners nationwide on SiriusXM radios, on the SiriusXM app and however they stream in their house. Streaming access is included for most subscribers. Go to www.siriusxm.com/ways-to-listen to learn more.

Digging Up the Past with Christopher Russo is available on the SiriusXM app.

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