SIRIUS XM Radio Announces Comprehensive Broadcast Coverage of 2009 MLB All-Star Game
Play-by-play of the 80th All-Star Game will air July 14 on XM channel 175
MLB Home Plate, Mad Dog Radio and SIRIUS XM Stars Too channels will broadcast live from St. Louis
NEW YORK, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today that it will offer baseball fans comprehensive coverage of 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Week, including the 80th All-Star Game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 14 on XM channel 175.
XM will air the All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 14 (8:00 pm ET), plus live coverage of the Home Run Derby (July 13 at 8:00 pm ET) and the exclusive radio broadcast of the XM All-Star Futures Game (July 12 at 2:00 pm ET), featuring the top minor league prospects from the U.S. and abroad. All three events will air live nationwide on XM channel 175.
Prior to the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby, MLB Home Plate, SIRIUS XM's 24-hour baseball talk channel, will broadcast live (6:00 - 8:00 pm ET) from the field at Busch Stadium. SIRIUS XM's Seth Everett and Jim Duquette will host the pre-game coverage both days, which will include one-on-one interviews with the All Stars, managers and coaches as well as live updates on everything happening on the diamond. The MLB Home Plate channel is available to both XM and SIRIUS subscribers on XM channel 175 and SIRIUS channel 210 with the "Best of XM" programming package.
Additionally, three channels from across the SIRIUS XM platform will broadcast live from MLB All-Star FanFest at the America's Center in downtown St. Louis on the days leading up to the All-Star Game.
From MLB Home Plate (XM channel 175 and SIRIUS channel 210 ("Best of XM")):
-- Saturday, July 11 (11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET) - Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and his brother and fellow major league veteran Billy Ripken will host their weekly show, Ripken Baseball, live from the SIRIUS XM broadcast booth at All-Star FanFest.
-- Saturday, July 11 (1:00 - 4:00 pm ET) - Former MLB general manager Jim Duquette will host Talking Baseball live from the SIRIUS XM broadcast booth at All-Star FanFest.
-- Saturday, July 11 (4:00 - 7:00 pm ET) - Former major league pitcher and longtime broadcaster Jim Kaat and SIRIUS XM's Scott Graham will host a special edition of Baseball This Morning Xtra live from All-Star FanFest.
-- Sunday, July 12 (10:00 am - 2:00 pm ET), prior to the XM All-Star Futures Game, SIRIUS XM's Seth Everett and Jim Duquette will host a special edition of their MLB Home Plate show, Power Alley, live from All-Star Fanfest.
From Mad Dog Radio, SIRIUS XM's all-sports talk channel (SIRIUS channel 123 and XM channel 144):
-- Monday, July 13 (2:00 - 7:00 pm ET) Gary Williams, Mad Dog Radio's morning show host, will host a special All-Star preview show live at FanFest. Williams will be joined live on set by Jim Kaat and Jim Duquette.
From SIRIUS XM Stars Too, SIRIUS XM's talk radio channel for guys (SIRIUS channel 108 and XM channel 139):
-- Monday, July 13 (11:00 am - 2:00 pm ET) and Tuesday, July 14 (noon - 3:00 pm ET), SIRIUS XM personalities Steve Covino and Rich Davis will host their daily talk show live from FanFest. Maxim Radio with Covino and Rich airs weekdays on SIRIUS XM Stars Too.
XM listeners can hear every game from all 30 Major League teams live on XM channels 175 to 189. A schedule of upcoming MLB games on XM can be found at www.xmradio.com/mlb.
In addition to live play-by-play coverage, SIRIUS XM offers baseball fans 24-hour coverage of the game on MLB Home Plate, the only radio channel dedicated to covering Major League Baseball seven days a week, 365 days a year. Available to both XM and SIRIUS subscribers (XM channel 175, SIRIUS channel 210 with the "Best of XM" programming package), MLB Home Plate offers the most comprehensive radio coverage of the Major Leagues with a daily lineup of talk shows hosted by baseball experts and insiders like Cal Ripken Jr., Bill Ripken, Rob Dibble, Jim Duquette, Kevin Kennedy, Buck Martinez and others.
For more information, please visit www.xmradio.com/mlb.
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Released July 8, 2009