In the “Wow, that’s a big surprise” department, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, late of the Mike & The Mad Dog show on WFAN-AM in New York City has joined Sirius XM and is getting his own channel titled “Mad Dog Radio”. Russo left CBS-owned WFAN last week.
Russo will do a live show from 1-6 p.m. (Central Time) titled The Mad Dog Sports Show, and it is scheduled to premiere on September 15.
This marks the first major signing of talent for the newly merged company, and it marks another raid by Sirius XM President and CEO Mel Karmazin at his former employer.
Mad Dog Radio will soon be available on Sirius channel 123 and XM channel 144.