NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today that former New York Mets general manager Steve Phillips has joined the cast of Mad Dog Radio, SIRIUS XM's national all-sports talk channel headlined by Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo, as co-host of a new morning show.
Starting Monday, October 4, Phillips will join Gary Williams to co-host Gary and Phillips in the Morning every weekday (6:00 – 10:00 am ET) exclusively on Mad Dog Radio, SIRIUS channel 123 and XM channel 144. Phillips and Williams will start the daily sports conversation, discussing the biggest stories of the day with listeners around the country, covering the spectrum of sports from college to the pros, and interviewing newsmakers and personalities from the sports world and beyond.
Phillips will also continue to host the SIRIUS XM Fantasy Baseball show on SIRIUS XM Fantasy Sports Radio, the 24/7 fantasy sports channel that launched on SIRIUS XM in July.
"Having served as a player, director of player personnel, scout and general manager I have a unique perspective on all issues in sports," said Phillips. "To have the chance to do a national daily radio show, in drive time, on a top notch channel like Mad Dog Radio, is one of the more thrilling opportunities of my career. For the past several months I've seen first-hand the broadcasting quality and freedom that SIRIUS XM offers and I'm excited about taking on a more expanded role."
"I've known Steve a long time and I'm thrilled to have him join our team at Mad Dog Radio on SIRIUS XM," said Russo. "I covered him when he was with the Mets and I've had him on my show many times. He's an outstanding broadcaster, his sports knowledge is superb and he's eager to share his opinion. He and Gary will deliver a first rate show for our listeners each and every day."
Phillips worked in the New York Mets front office from 1990 to 2003. He was named the club's general manager in 1997 and assembled the Mets team that won the National League pennant in 2000. A talented athlete, he was offered a football scholarship to Northwestern University after high school but signed a contract to play professional baseball after being drafted by the Mets.
Gary Williams has hosted the Mad Dog Radio morning show since the channel launched in 2009. He can also be heard hosting SIRIUS XM's golf tournament coverage on the PGA TOUR Network channel.
Mad Dog Radio features hard-hitting live sports talk seven days a week, 365 days a year. Chris Russo hosts the channel's anchor program, Mad Dog Unleashed, weekday afternoons (2:00 – 7:00 pm ET), offering listeners his take on the biggest sports stories from around the country, plus listener calls and interviews. For more information visit www.sirius.com/maddogradio.
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