February 2, 2023

Christopher “Mad Canine” Russo will formally be inducted into the Nationwide Radio Corridor of Fame as a part of the Class of 2022 for his each day present, Mad Canine Unleashed, on Mad Canine Sports activities Radio (Ch. 82). This honor goes to personalities which have been energetic within the trade for 10 years or extra, which serves as a testomony to Mad Canine’s longstanding broadcast profession and time with SiriusXM.

On October 26 from 4-6pm ET, Mad Canine Sports activities Radio will broadcast a two-hour tribute to salute Mad Canine’s upcoming induction. Steve Torre will emcee the reside present that may characteristic particular company.Watch Mad Canine mirror on his induction right here:

Identified for his rapid-fire banter and huge sports activities data, Mad Canine has been a distinguished determine in sports activities speak radio for many years. After launching his radio profession in Florida within the early Eighties, he moved again to his native New York in 1987, the place he labored at WMCA shortly earlier than catching the eye of WFAN host Don Imus and touchdown a gig on Imus’ present as a sports activities reporter. Whereas at WFAN, he was dubbed “Mad Canine” by New York Every day Information critic Bob Raissman as a result of his radio method reminded Raissman of a former skilled wrestler nicknamed “Mad Canine,” and met his future longtime radio accomplice, Mike Francesa. Each Mad Canine and Francesa teamed up in 1989 to host WFAN’s Mike and the Mad Canine, a groundbreaking and wildly in style radio present during which the duo debated and mentioned the largest subjects in sports activities, interviewed legendary sports activities figures, took listener calls, and extra for almost 20 years.

After leaving WFAN, Mad Canine joined SiriusXM in 2008 to launch Mad Canine Sports activities Radio, together with its anchor program, Mad Canine Unleashed, in addition to exhibits that includes among the most notable, opinionated, and animated voices in sports activities reporting. Throughout Mad Canine Unleashed, Russo takes over the afternoon airwaves each weekday to report on sports activities with perspective whereas additionally taking calls and speaking to particular company, proving that after 30 years within the trade, he’s nonetheless the highest canine. Take heed to the nominated present Monday by means of Friday from 3pm to 6pm ET, in addition to anytime through the SXM App right here.

The official induction ceremony will happen at Chicago’s Radisson Blu Aqua Lodge on November 1. See the complete checklist of this yr’s Radio Corridor of Fame inductees right here.


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