XM To Launch "Sports Nation"
August 8, 2006 at 8:41 AM (PT)
XM SATELLITE RADIO is combining some of its existing sports talk programming and SPORTING NEWS RADIO programming into one channel, "XM SPORTS NATION," starting AUGUST 28. The channel will take the slot (channel 143) of SPORTING NEWS RADIO's present channel and will add the XM shows hosted by CAL RIPKEN JR., MIKE KRZYZEWSKI, DALE EARNHARDT JR., JIMMIE JOHNSON, and JAMES CARVILLE and LUKE RUSSERT to SNR's TONY BRUNO and TIM BRANDO shows and will add some original programming, including "XMSN THIS MORNING" with T.J. RIVES.
The channel will also carry live sports coverage, starting with tennis' U.S. OPEN in SEPTEMBER, anchored by BUD COLLINS.