NEW YORK, March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM will again provide the most comprehensive national audio coverage available for the 2019 Major League Baseball season, offering subscribers access to live play-by-play of every regular season and postseason game, as well as 24/7 news, talk and analysis on the exclusive MLB Network Radio channel.
MLB programming on SiriusXM, including live game broadcasts and the MLB Network Radio channel, are available to subscribers nationwide on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices.
Through SiriusXM's digital agreement with MLB, the SiriusXM app offers a suite of 30 play-by-play channels dedicated to streaming the official radio broadcasts of every MLB team, giving fans access to both the home and visiting team broadcasts for every game.
The 2019 MLB season begins March 20 – 21 with the 2019 Japan Opening Series featuring the Oakland Athletics hosting the Seattle Mariners at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. MLB's traditional Opening Day is Thursday, March 28, when all 30 teams will be in action. For a schedule of all games and their SiriusXM channels visit www.SiriusXM.com/MLBschedule.
SiriusXM will celebrate Opening Day on March 28 with baseball-focused segments on its many sports channels. SiriusXM's original and exclusive sports talk channels, including Mad Dog Sports Radio, SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM, SiriusXM Fight Nation, in addition to MLB Network Radio and others, will all feature baseball commentary and guests as the 2019 MLB season commences.
Also on Opening Day, MLB Network Radio will broadcast live from Nationals Park before the Washington Nationals host the New York Mets. Former general manager Steve Phillips and Casey Stern will host live from the ballpark starting at 10:00 am ET.
Listeners also get the most in-depth coverage and analysis of the league 365 days a year with MLB Network Radio (XM channel 89, Sirius channel 209). The channel's roster of expert hosts includes former GMs Jim Bowden, Jim Duquette, Steve Phillips, former players Matt Diaz, Cliff Floyd, Jensen Lewis, Brad Lidge, CJ Nitkowski, Carlos Pena, Eduardo Perez, Rico Petrocelli, Ryan Spilborghs, Steve Sax, Mike Stanton and Josh Towers, former manager Kevin Kennedy, national baseball writers Mel Antonen, Tyler Kepner, Scott Miller and Jon Morosi, as well as Casey Stern, Mike Ferrin, Jeff Joyce, Jim Memolo, Scott Braun, Dan Graca, Grant Paulsen and Jody McDonald.
Throughout the season, listeners will hear regular one-on-one interviews with several managers including: World Series Champion Alex Cora (Red Sox), Brad Ausmus (Angels), Ron Gardenhire (Tigers), AJ Hinch (Astros), Brandon Hyde (Orioles), Gabe Kapler (Phillies), Bob Melvin (Athletics), Charlie Montoyo (Blue Jays), Scott Servais (Mariners) and Ned Yost (Royals).
MLB Network Radio also features a simulcast of Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo's MLB Network show, High Heat with Christopher Russo, every weekday afternoon at 1:00 pm ET as well as simulcasts of additional MLB Network television programming, including the flagship studio show MLB Tonight on weeknights at 6:00 pm ET.
On April 2, Russo will broadcast live from Nationals Park ahead of the Washington Nationals hosting the Philadelphia Phillies and Bryce Harper's return to D.C. Russo will host a special edition of his daily SiriusXM radio show Mad Dog Unleashed (3:00 – 7:00 pm ET) on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio channel (channel 82), as well as High Heat on MLB Network.
Subscribers can also hear legendary Hall of Fame baseball player Reggie Jackson on his weekly Mad Dog Sports Radio show, Swing Away with Reggie Jackson, every Saturday at 11:00 am ET. Fueled by his love of all sports, Jackson covers the headline news in baseball and beyond, and is joined regularly by well-known athletes and celebrities.
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