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Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo Signs SiriusXM Extension

SiriusXM Channel Changes Garth Brooks UtopiaSiriusXM has announced that Christopher ‘Mad Dog’ Russo has signed a three year contract extension to remain with the company.

Russo has been with SiriusXM since 2008 following his departure from CBS’ 660 WFAN New York. The new contract will keep him in place through 2019. His program will continue to air from 3-6pm eastern/12-3pm pacific on the epinomynous “Mad Dog Sports Radio” channel 82.

Renowned national sports media personality Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo has signed a new three-year contract to keep his unique brand of sports talk radio exclusively on SiriusXM.

Russo will continue to host his daily all-sports show, Mad Dog Unleashed, every weekday (3:00 – 6:00 pm ET) on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio channel. Mad Dog Sports Radio, which Russo launched on SiriusXM in 2008, is available to listeners nationwide on channel 82 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.

“I am proud of what Mad Dog Sports Radio has become and continue to believe this is the best place in all of radio,” said Russo. “After 30 years of broadcasting, my excitement to come to work every day and talk sports with all of America is as strong as ever due to the freedom SiriusXM provides. So stay tuned, America. There’s plenty of bark left in the Doggie!”

“Mad Dog Sports Radio is simply the best all-sports talk radio channel in the country. Chris helped develop the channel eight years ago and remains one of the most compelling and respected voices in all of sports media,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “He is truly a one-of-a-kind talent, a sports radio legend, and we’re very pleased to have him on SiriusXM for years to come.”

The daily weekday lineup on Mad Dog Sports Radio features some of the best voices in sports talk radio:

Morning Men with Evan Cohen and Mike Babchik (6:00-10:00 am ET)
Schein on Sports with Adam Schein (10:00 am-1:00 pm ET)
The Stephen A. Smith Show (1:00 – 3:00 pm ET)
Mad Dog Unleashed with Christopher Russo (3:00 – 6:00 pm ET)
Dog Bites with Steve Torre (6:00 – 7:00 pm ET)
Mad Dog Sports Radio Tonight with Dan Graca (7:00 – 11:00 pm ET)
The Wrap with Patrick Meagher (11:00 pm – 2:00 am ET)

Mad Dog Unleashed showcases Russo’s no-holds-barred approach to talking sports and the distinctive delivery that earned him the nickname “Mad Dog.” Russo interviews many of the biggest names in sports and broadcasts live from high profile events on the sports calendar, including the Super Bowl, World Series, U.S. Open tennis tournament and more.

Russo also hosts High Heat with Christopher Russo weekday afternoons on MLB Network.

Russo is widely credited for having helped popularize the sports talk format across the country. He joined SiriusXM in 2008 after nearly 20 years in New York hosting the popular Mike and the Mad Dog show.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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