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NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Fran Tarkenton Launches Talk Show on SiriusXM


Live weekly, call-in show will feature interviews with high-profile figures from the worlds of business, politics, entertainment and sports

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that Fran Tarkenton—legendary NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and business entrepreneur—will host a live, weekly, call-in talk show beginning February 20 on SiriusXM Stars Too, channel 104.

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On The Fran Tarkenton Show, which will air live every Monday from 6:00 – 9:00 pm ET, Tarkenton will tackle a wide-range of topics, interview notable guests from the worlds of politics, business, sports and entertainment and take calls from listeners nationwide.

"I'm a longtime advocate of entrepreneurship and creative thinking, and I'm a huge fan of talk radio, so this opportunity is a big thrill for me," said Tarkenton. "I'm looking forward to connecting with SiriusXM listeners around the country about everything happening in the world of politics, business and sports, the fascinating convergence in these areas and more."

"During his football career, Fran was a compelling, national figure who played at the top level of his game," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "The passion, creativity and leadership that made him a hall of famer and successful entrepreneur will serve him well in his new role as SiriusXM radio host."

As a successful businessman and frequent contributor for major media outlets, Tarkenton is a respected opinion-maker with savvy, provocative, and insightful commentary on everything from business to politics to sports. He has launched 20 successful start-up companies, was a founding board member of Coca-Cola Enterprises, and has served on the Board of Directors of Sterling Software, Blimpie International and Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.

For many years, Tarkenton has been a spokesperson for Small Business in America. In addition to running multiple companies that provide support for small businesses, he is also chairman of Tarkenton Financial and, an information resource for entrepreneurs. 

When he retired from the NFL in 1978, Tarkenton held the league's all-time records for passing attempts, completions, total yards and touchdowns.  An exciting and creative playmaker, he also rushed for 3674 yards and 32 touchdowns.  In his remarkable 18-year career as signal caller for the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants, he won three NFC Championships and was a two-time All-NFL selection and nine-time Pro Bowler.  He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987 for his All-American career at the University of Georgia.

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