Sirius XM NFL Radio

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SiriusXM NFL Radio
Broadcast areaUnited States
Slogan24/7 NFL News and Talk
FrequencySirius XM Radio 88
FormatNational Football League talk
OwnerSirius XM Radio
WebsiteSirius XM NFL Radio

SiriusXM NFL Radio is a station on Sirius XM Radio channel 88 that is dedicated to the National Football League. Its personalities include several former players, coaches and front office executives including Gil Brandt, Bruce Gradkowski, Brady Quinn, Charlie Weis, Pat Kirwan, James Lofton, David Diehl, Mark Dominik, Jim Miller, Scott Pioli, Bill Polian, Ed McCaffrey, Tim Brown and Solomon Wilcots. Hosts on the channel include Bob Papa, Bruce Murray, Alex Marvez, Vic Carucci, Howard David, Dan Leberfeld, Steve Torre, Zig Fracassi and Jeff Rickard.

The channel had been known as "Sirius NFL Radio", but after the Sirius/XM merger, the channel name was changed. It was added to XM on September 20, 2008 as part of its "Premier" package and broadcasts on channel 88.


The programming on SiriusXM NFL Radio can often variate, even during the offseason, due to live coverage of the NFL Combine, the NFL Owners' Meetings, the NFL Draft, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. The current NFL Radio lineup is as follows:[1]

Weekdays 6 am - 7 am or 8 am ET The Morning Kickoff (Monday to Friday)

7 am or 8 am - 10 am or 11 am ET (Monday to Friday) - The Opening Drive with Bob Papa and Charlie Weis

11 am - 3 pm ET - The SiriusXM Blitz with Bruce Murray, Brady Quinn (Monday - Wednesday), Brett Favre (Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm) Bruce Gradkowski (Thursday) and Mark Dominik (Friday)

3 - 7 pm ET - Movin' the Chains with Pat Kirwan and Jim Miller

7 pm - 7:30 pm ET - Football Diehards on NFL Radio

7 - 11 pm ET (Mondays to Thursdays), 8-11 pm (Fridays) - Late Hits with Alex Marvez, Bill Polian, and Gil Brandt

7- 8 pm (Fridays) Simms and the Mad Dog - Phil Simms and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo

Football Diehards with Mike Dempsey and Bob Harris (from SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio)


The Weekend Kickoff 8 am - 11 am ET - Alex Marvez and Tim Brown

Press Coverage 11 am - 2 pm ET - Vic Carucci and Dan Leberfeld

Movin' The Chains 2 pm - 5 pm ET - Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan

The End Zone 5 pm - 8 pm ET - Zig Fracassi


The Sunday Kickoff 7 am - 9 am ET

SiriusXM NFL Radio Tailgate Show 9 am - 12 pm ET - Alex Marvez

The Sunday Drive 12 pm - 8 pm ET - Steve Torre and Bill Lekas

NFL season[edit]

The SiriusXM NFL Radio channel does not air games on Sunday afternoons. Instead, it airs The Sunday Drive, which recaps all games being played on Sunday afternoon, while breaking into radio broadcasts of any games where pertinent action is taking place (similar to NFL RedZone). The games themselves are aired on the reserved play-by-play channels and other channels not being used. The channel instead carries national radio broadcasts produced by the NFL on Westwood One for Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football, and Thursday Night Football. Through the 2010 season, when games were carried on this channel, the internet simulcast would carry alternative content due to the NFL's Field Pass exclusivity.

When SiriusXM renewed its contract to carry NFL games through the 2015 season, it gained the rights to stream games online to satellite radio subscribers, starting with the 2011 season.[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "SiriusXM NFL Football Schedule & Live Sports News & Talk Radio". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. ^ "SIRIUS XM Radio and NFL Announce Extension of Satellite Broadcast and Marketing Agreement". Sirius XM Radio Inc. 2010-11-30. Archived from the original on 2011-07-20.