Is The Universe Really Ready For "Mad Dog Radio"?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Almost immediately after the press conference that made Russo a Sirius employee, the hype machine started. Here is the first promotional video for the new "Mad Dog Sports Show" at channel 123 on your Sirius Satellite radio dial....



I honestly thought that they were just hiring the guy to add content, but the newly formed Sirius-XM is seriously re-branding the whole Sports Department around him. Sirius channel 123 and XM channel 144 will be dubbed "Mad Dog Radio" and the above mentioned "Mad Dog Sports Show" will be simulcast on both channels from 2-7pm every weekday. It will be the first program broadcast on both of the newly merged satellite companies.

I'm a bit anti-satellite radio, so I probably won't be checking out the show. If you own one be sure to email me with your thoughts after the debut on Monday, September 15th.

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Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:33 AM

16 Comments:

Anti satellite radio? What the hell does that mean?

Steve said...
Aug 19, 2008, 11:46:00 AM  

Now the whole country can hear what a douchebag this guy is.

Anonymous said...
Aug 19, 2008, 11:52:00 AM  

Being anti-satellite radio is like being anti-America.

USA! USA! USA!

meech.one said...
Aug 19, 2008, 11:52:00 AM  

Good question Steve and I'm not really sure. I have an irrational hate for the product for some reason.

Aug 19, 2008, 12:03:00 PM  

"I have an irrational hate for the product for some reason."

Channels 120 & 121 on Sirius and channels 140 & 141 on XM come to mind.

/AA Hates ESPN

Anonymous said...
Aug 19, 2008, 12:12:00 PM  

Satellite is great for us in the midwest where it's just Clear Channel programmed, top 40 pop, country and southern rock.

We have an ESPN Radio affiliate, but I cannot listen to it on account of all the radio teases they do leading in to break. It's so formulaic it makes me sick to my stomach.

Justin Williams said...
Aug 19, 2008, 12:41:00 PM  

i predicted the merger would kill rivals radio.

Anonymous said...
Aug 19, 2008, 1:28:00 PM  

We have an ESPN Radio affiliate, but I cannot listen to it on account of C---n C-----d's show. It's so formulaic it makes me sick to my stomach.

/fixed
//also formulaic

Anonymous said...
Aug 19, 2008, 1:49:00 PM  

Holy flipping shit. Who actually finds this guy entertaining?

Anonymous said...
Aug 19, 2008, 1:51:00 PM  

This is just Mad Dog trying to be crazy - he's usually not this nuts. Of the former Mike and the Mad Dog show, Dog was the better of the two. He's not a "screamer" as much as he is in this promo. In fact he's usually pretty reasonable and entertaining to listen to.

Brian said...
Aug 19, 2008, 1:58:00 PM  

Was Russo trying to be crazy in those Mad Dog Minutes, too? To be fair, this clip and the ones he did for NBC Sports online aren't an accurate generalization, but there was some screaming and a shitload of hand gestures. I didn't know Mad Dog was a Crip.

Aug 19, 2008, 2:40:00 PM  

>>>The RAYS, who lost Fangoria, Carl Crawford, Troy Percival...<<<

Fangoria will pay me $50 bucks for this picture.

Anonymous said...
Aug 19, 2008, 2:55:00 PM  

Yeah I don't understand why someone would be anti-satellite radio.

Music channels by genre with no commercials, the widest variety of talk and sports programming, and bringing XM and Sirius together only strengthens their position to topple the monopoly that clearchannel has and has killed music programming on FM.

Go XM/Sirius!

Anonymous said...
Aug 19, 2008, 3:09:00 PM  

except the music programming on the satellite channels is mostly the same segmented, programmed garbage you get on the terrestrial radio

Evan said...
Aug 19, 2008, 9:54:00 PM  

But will you for Sid Rosenberg?

http://njfrogman.blogspot.com/2008/08/sirius-sid-rosenberg-serious.html

Howard Stern said...
Aug 20, 2008, 5:50:00 PM  

Re: anti-satellite radio

How can such an otherwise progressive writer be so archaic in thinking about "new" technology?Get on board with the whole sat radio thing.

806051 said...
Aug 20, 2008, 8:49:00 PM  

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