NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM and the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced today that they have teamed up to create a new exclusive weekly show that will air nationwide on the SiriusXM NFL Radio channel.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Radio on SiriusXM debuted on Saturday, September 12, and will air live every Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm ET. SiriusXM NFL Radio is available on channel 88 on satellite radios and those subscribers to the SiriusXM All Access package - which includes satellite radio and internet listening – can also tune in to the channel via the SiriusXM app and at SiriusXM.com.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Executive Vice President Joe Horrigan, a foremost historian on the NFL, and SiriusXM's Howard Balzer will host each week and will be joined every Saturday by a Hall of Famer who will co-host the show. Anthony Munoz (Class of 1998) will be the featured co-host on this Saturday's show. Other Gold Jackets who are expected to serve as future co-hosts of Pro Football Hall of Fame Radio on SiriusXM include James Lofton, Bill Polian and others. Balzer has served as a member of the Hall of Fame's Selection Committee since 2006.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Radio on SiriusXM will celebrate the game's rich history and the all-time greats who are enshrined in the Hall as well as focus on the values that can be learned from the game. Horrigan and Balzer will talk at length with their Hall of Fame co-host about his career and the road that led him to the Hall of Fame, and relate his experiences with those who are playing today. Listeners will be invited to call in each week to share stories and memories and learn more about the Hall and its efforts to preserve pro football's history and promote its values and excellence.
"The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Mission is to Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values and Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE," Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker shared. "The Hall is thrilled to team with SiriusXM to spread a message of what the game teaches us to a large audience of devoted fans. The show will be unique with a terrific panel of hosts like Joe Horrigan, Howard Balzer, and a different Hall of Fame hero each week."
"The Pro Football Hall of Fame is a remarkable place, showcasing the greatness of the game and the people who have made it what it is today. Those fans who have made the trip to Canton are treated to an exciting, educational, and often emotional experience," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "Pro Football Hall of Fame Radio on SiriusXM will bring that experience to listeners throughout the country, allowing them to call in and interact with Hall of Famers on the air and share their favorite memories from the game."
The Pro Football Hall of Fame attracts visitors from all over the world who make the trek to Canton, Ohio to experience the spectacular museum. The Hall is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. In addition, Hall of Fame programming takes the Hall of Fame to the country with more than 100 events held outside Canton each year.
SiriusXM NFL Radio is in its 12th season as the only 24/7 radio channel dedicated to the NFL. The channel's programming lineup features an unparalleled roster of hosts that includes former players, coaches and front office executives. These include Gil Brandt, Tim Brown, Mark Dominik, Rich Gannon, Brad Hopkins, Maurice Jones-Drew, Pat Kirwan, James Lofton, Anthony "Booger" McFarland, Jim Miller, Bill Polian, Phil Savage, Shannon Sharpe, Takeo Spikes, Jason Taylor, Amani Toomer, Ross Tucker and Solomon Wilcots.
ABOUT THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
Located in Canton, Ohio, the birthplace of the National Football League, the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Mission is to Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values, & Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE.
Hundreds of thousands of fans from across the globe travel to Canton annually to experience the exciting museum that chronicles America's most popular sport. Millions more are reached through the Hall of Fame's 100-plus special events held annually outside Canton and through the multiple nationally broadcast programs focused on the selection of the newest Class of Enshrinees and the Enshrinement Weekend. This year, the NFL's Road to Super Bowl 50 began in Canton during the 2015 Enshrinement Weekend and will continue through the election of the Hall's new class of enshrinees on the eve of the Super Bowl in San Francisco. Added to the Hall of Fame's outreach schedule is a new traveling tour, "Honor the Heroes" a family-oriented interactive experience that will visit numerous cities across the country. Now in its third year of traveling, Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a large-scale traveling exhibition that presents a panoramic view of pro football's story and includes hundreds of artifacts from the Hall's expansive collection. Gridiron Glory will be at the Bullock Texas State History Museum from Sept. 26, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016 and is scheduled for three-month stays at various museums and cultural institutions through 2019. Enshrinees from the Class of 2015 along with numerous other Hall of Fame members will receive the spectacular Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence by Kay® Jewelers during ceremonies held in NFL stadiums during 13 of the 17 weeks of the 2015 NFL regular season. The Hometown Hall of Famer™ program presented by Ford honors Hall of Fame heroes with a program and permanent plaque to honor the Hall of Famer's hometown support. Now in its 4th year, the US Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence honors 20 high school students nationally for excellence in community service, academics and athletics. Construction on HOF Village, a $476 million development project, is under way in Canton to transform the Hall of Fame's campus.
For more information about the Pro Football Hall of Fame, please visit ProFootballHOF.com; @ProFootballHOF on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
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