Five Semifinalists Picked In Sirius XM Mad Dog Radio Talent Contest
August 17, 2010 at 3:26 PM (PT)
SIRIUS XM RADIO sports talker CHRIS "MAD DOG" RUSSO has announced the five semifinalists in MAD DOG RADIO's "So You Think You Can Talk Sports?" contest. The semifinalists were picked by a committee including RUSSO and other of the channel's staffers from audition tapes submitted from across the country. The Grand Prize winner, to be announced SEPTEMBER 7th, will receive a week of on-air training with RUSSO followed by his or her own show on the channel this FALL.
The semifinalists are ARMADA MEDIA Talk KSDN-A/ABERDEEN, SD host and HUB CITY RADIO (ARMADA MEDIA)/ABERDEEN sports director JOSH BERTACCINI; PHOENIX MEDIA Alternative WFNX/BOSTON Production Director and former afternoon host "BIG JIM" MURRAY; comedian JOE PISANO; restaurant worker LINDSAY SULLIVAN; and former 5280SPORTS.COM host NICK VELLA.
"Lots of people think they can talk sports," said RUSSO. "But arguing with your friends about sports and hosting a professional show for millions of listeners are two very different things. Nearly 600 people have taken their best shot at their dream job. These five emerged as the best and they are about to be given the spotlight. We'll see who shines the brightest."