Sirius XM Radio, the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, will provide comprehensive coverage of the 2011 NFL season, offering live play-by-play broadcasts of every game on satellite radio and, for the first time, online.
Sirius and XM Premier (formerly known as “The Best of Sirius”) subscribers who have SiriusXM Internet Radio access in addition to their satellite radio subscription will now be able to listen to every NFL game from the preseason through the Super Bowl streamed online and through the SiriusXM App for smartphone and wireless devices.
The 2011 NFL season kicks off tonight, Sept. 8 (8:30 pm ET), with a matchup of the league’s previous two Super Bowl winners when the defending champion Green Bay Packers host the 2009 champion New Orleans Saints. SiriusXM will air the Packers radio broadcast (ch. 93 on Sirius, ch. 226 on XM Premier, ch. 862 online), the Saintsradio broadcast (ch. 92 on Sirius, ch. 225 on XM Premier, ch. 861 online) and the national radio broadcast (ch. 88 on Sirius and XM Premier, and online). Former NFL quarterback Jim Miller will broadcast live for SiriusXM NFL Radio from Green Bay’s Lambeau Field before and after the game.
Weekly NFL schedules with SiriusXM channel assignments can be found at www.siriusxm.com/nflschedule.
SiriusXM NFL Radio, the acclaimed channel dedicated entirely to pro football talk, continues to offer in-depth coverage of the league 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Available on channel 88 on Sirius and XM Premier, SiriusXM NFL Radio features exclusive daily talk shows hosted by NFL experts, one-on-one interviews with players, coaches and executives from around the league, and more. The channel’s roster of hosts includes both current and former players, coaches and front office executives including: Carl Banks, Gil Brandt, Derrick Brooks, Randy Cross, Dean Dalton, Rich Gannon, Pat Kirwan, John Madden, Jim Miller, Tim Ryan, Ross Tucker and Solomon Wilcots.
New to the SiriusXM NFL Radio roster this year will be New York Giants veteran offensive lineman David Diehl, who will host Late Hits Tuesday nights (8:00—11:00 pm ET).
Longtime NFL broadcaster and 16-time Emmy Award winner John Madden will return for his eighth season as a commentator on SiriusXM NFL Radio, hosting Madden Football every Wednesday (2:00 — 3:00 pm ET) alongside Adam Schein and Rich Gannon. Madden will discuss the latest NFL news and preview the coming weekend’s matchups. Madden’s in-depth game breakdowns will also replay every Sunday morning on The SiriusXM NFL Tailgate Show, SiriusXM NFL Radio’s pre-game program (Sundays from 9:00 am — 12:00 pm ET).
Madden will also join Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo for a weekly NFL discussion every Friday at 5:00 pm ET on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio, channel 86.
Throughout the season SiriusXM NFL Radio listeners will also hear weekly interviews with many head coaches from around the league including: Mike McCarthy(Packers), Mike Tomlin (Steelers), Sean Payton (Saints), Mike Smith (Falcons), Jack Del Rio (Jaguars), Jim Schwartz (Lions), John Fox (Broncos), Marvin Lewis(Bengals), Steve Spagnuolo (Rams), Hue Jackson (Raiders), Ron Rivera (Panthers), Pete Carroll (Seahawks), Todd Haley (Chiefs), Pat Shurmur (Browns) and Raheem Morris (Buccaneers).