Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo Re-ups with SiriusXM, Joins MLB Network

The sports-talk radio host signed a multi-year deal with SiriusXM, will also join MLB Network as on-air talent

Sports talk radio personality Chris "Mad Dog" Russo signed a new multi-year deal with SiriusXM and joined the MLB Network as on-air talent, the companies jointly announced Wednesday.

Russo, formerly of "Mike and the Mad Dog" fame, will continue to host his daily show, "Mad Dog Unleashed" on his own SiriusXM channel, Mad Dog Sports Radio.

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Somewhat separately, Russo is joining MLB Network as on-air talent for a weekday baseball show launching in the spring. The show will be simulcast on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM.

“I’ve always loved the on-air freedom that comes with being on SiriusXM,” said Russo. “I can do the kind of show here that I wouldn’t be able to do anywhere else."

He added, "I’ll also get to emphasize my passion for baseball with my new role on MLB Network Radio and MLB Network, where I’ll be talking to dyed-in-the-wool baseball fans like me throughout the year."