NEW YORK, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that best-selling author and columnist John Feinstein has joined Mad Dog Radio, the all-sports talk channel available to listeners nationwide on SiriusXM channel 86.
Starting Thursday, March 8, Feinstein will join Bruce Murray to host the newly named Beyond the Brink every weekday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm ET. Feinstein and Murray will debut their show at the ACC Basketball Tournament, broadcasting live from Atlanta's Philips Arena on Thursday and Friday. Throughout the year, Feinstein and Murray will cover the spectrum of sports on their show, interviewing high profile guests, debating topics and talking with callers nationwide about the headline stories of the day.
"I've always enjoyed doing radio because it gives you a chance to talk in detail on a lot of different topics and the chance to do it on SiriusXM on a daily basis with an old friend like Bruce is something I'm really looking forward to taking on," said Feinstein. "I'm really grateful to SiriusXM for giving me this opportunity and I think this is going to be a lot of fun."
"John is a unique addition to the SiriusXM team," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "He is one of the world's finest sports journalists and Mad Dog Radio, with its hard-hitting and unrestrained style, will be an ideal platform for him. Together, John and Bruce will make Beyond the Brink one of sports talk's most engaging and thought-provoking shows."
"John has one of the most prominent and respected voices in sports and we're thrilled to have him join us on Mad Dog Radio," said the channel's originator, Christopher 'Mad Dog' Russo. "He and Bruce make an excellent pair as both are passionate and outspoken. Our listeners will really enjoy the give-and-take these guys will produce on the air every day."
Feinstein is one of the nation's most successful and prolific sports authors, having written 28 books that delve into a wide range of professional and college sports. His works include the two best-selling non-fiction sports books in history – A Good Walk Spoiled, about life on the PGA Tour, and A Season on the Brink, which chronicled a year in the life of the Indiana University basketball team and its enigmatic coach, Bob Knight, and was later adapted into an ESPN film. Feinstein's style takes his readers deep into the subject matter, to places most fans have no access to – locker rooms, coaches' offices, team planes and bus rides. With intricate detail, the author vividly depicts life on a championship college basketball team, during an NFL season, on the PGA Tour, inside the Army-Navy rivalry and many other sports themes.
As a columnist, Feinstein has covered many of sport's biggest events and personalities over the last 35 years. A 1977 graduate of Duke University, he writes for The Washington Post and Golf Digest and has contributed to Sports Illustrated, The National Sports Daily and the Sporting News.
SiriusXM's Mad Dog Radio is headlined by renowned sports talk personality Christopher 'Mad Dog' Russo. The exclusive all-sports talk channel covers the world of sports with engaging talk, high profile interviews, up-to-the-moment news and live broadcasts from the biggest sporting events. For more info on Mad Dog Radio visit siriusxm.com/maddogradio. Follow the channel on Twitter @MadDogRadio.
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