NEW YORK, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM will provide listeners nationwide with the most comprehensive coverage of the 2015 NFL Draft available on radio, with live coverage of every selection from every round, as well as four days of special programming - on the SiriusXM NFL Radio and SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio channels – live from Chicago.
From the first round on Thursday, April 30, through the final round on Saturday, May 2, SiriusXM NFL Radio (channel 88) will broadcast live from the 2015 NFL Draft as it happens at Chicago's historic Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (Thursday and Friday) and at Selection Square in Grant Park (Saturday). Listeners will hear the live announcements of all 32 teams' selections through all seven rounds, as well as interviews with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and dozens of draftees, general managers and coaches.
SiriusXM NFL Radio's on-site broadcast team will include Gil Brandt, the former VP of Player Personnel for the Dallas Cowboys; Pat Kirwan, a former NFL scout, coach and front-office executive; veteran NFL QB Jim Miller; former college coach and NFL general manager Phil Savage; and lead host Jason Horowitz.
On Thursday and Friday, Miller and Kirwan will host their daily show, Movin' the Chains, from the Auditorium Theatre starting at 3:00 pm ET and leading into each day's live Draft coverage (starting Thursday at 7:00 pm ET and Friday at 6:00 pm ET).
On Saturday, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik and Howard David will host The Weekend Kickoff starting at 8:00 am ET and leading into live coverage of rounds four through seven (starting at 12:00 pm ET).
Following the conclusion of round one on Thursday, Dominik will host SiriusXM NFL Radio's post-Draft show alongside Casey Stern. After rounds two and three on Friday, the post-Draft show will be hosted by former college coach Rick Neuheisel with Jeff Rickard. On Saturday, after rounds four through seven, the post-Draft coverage will be hosted by former NFL Pro Bowl lineman Brad Hopkins and Bill Lekas.
SiriusXM's coverage from Chicago starts on Wednesday, April 29, when Miller and Kirwan will broadcast from NFL Play 60 in Grant Park (11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET).
On Wednesday, April 29, SiriusXM NFL Radio will broadcast live (8:00 – 11:00 pm ET) from the NFL Draft Eve Party at Park West in Chicago, where hosts Gil Brandt and Alex Marvez will interview several of the NFL Legends who will be at the event.
SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, SiriusXM's 24/7 fantasy sports talk channel (XM channel 87 and Sirius channel 210) will also be in Chicago, broadcasting live from Grant Park during the first three rounds on Thursday and Friday.
The channel's coverage will air Thursday from 7:00 pm to midnight ET and Friday from 6:00 to 11:00 pm ET featuring pick by pick analysis from a fantasy football perspective. Former NFL running back Maurice Jones-Drew and fellow SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio hosts John Hansen, Jeff Mans, Mike Dempsey and Bob Harris will host live in front of the fans at "Draft Town." SiriusXM's Pilar Lastra will also be a part of both days' broadcasts in Grant Park, where she will talk with fans in attendance before and after team selections.
As the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, SiriusXM airs live play-by-play of every NFL game from the pre-season through the Super Bowl.
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