SiriusXM To Broadcast NFL Draft Live From Chicago
April 23, 2015 at 1:09 PM (PT)
SIRIUSXM will provide comprehensive coverage of the 2015 NFL Draft 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 Fantasy Sports Radio channels – live from CHICAGO.
From the first round on THURSDAY, APRIL 30th, through the final round on SATURDAY, MAY 2nd, SIRIUSXM NFL Radio (channel 88) will broadcast live from the 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 GM PHIL SAVAGE; and lead host JASON HOROWITZ.
Coverage starts on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29th, when MILLER and KIRWAN will broadcast from NFL Play 60 in GRANT PARK (11a-1p ET).
On WEDNESDAY, SIRIUSXM NFL Radio will broadcast live (8p-11p 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 (XM channel 87 and SIRIUS channel 210) will also broadcast live from GRANT PARK during the first three rounds on THURSDAY and FRIDAY.
The channel’s coverage will air THURSDAY from 7p to midnight (ET) and FRIDAY from 6p-11p (ET) featuring pick-by-pick analysis from a fantasy football perspective. Former NFL running back MAURICES 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.