“The Pat McAfee Show” will be looking for a new radio home.
McAfee told The Post that the show’s time at SiriusXM is over after the network “never made an offer to continue our partnership” and there are “no ill feelings” between the two.
Chris “Mad Dog” Russo broke the news of the split, saying McAfee and SiriusXM parted ways amicably, according to Sport Illustrated’s Jimmy Traina on Monday.
McAfee’s show, which has become a regular home for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, has been broadcast on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio from noon-3 p.m. since September 2020 while also being streamed on YouTube. It’s become a massive hit as the 35-year-old McAfee, a former Colts punter turned media darling, signed a $120 million deal with FanDuel Sportsbook last December to sponsor the show. McAfee called it a great two-year run.
“Sirius doesn’t provide any information on who/if anybody listens, so all of our business agreements with our other fantastic partners has been done strictly off of our YouTube and social media presences so it legitimately affects nothing other than we won’t be able to be listened to by whomever was potentially listening on SiriusXM,” McAfee told The Post.
“I have heard from some of our Sirius Listeners today on Social and in our YouTube comments, I’m very grateful for those that listened to us on XM. I took a lot of pride in being a host who could hopefully paint a picture for those who couldn’t watch what was happening. I have no clue how many folks listened on Sirius but I appreciate them all for taking a chance on us. We’ll continue to move forward and hopefully continue creating a product worth consuming.”
While McAfee told The Post they have spoken to a few places about housing that audio-only version of the show, his partnership with FanDuel could provide at least one potential avenue. The FanDuel Group announced last week its intent to launch the FanDuel TV network and the OTT platform FanDuel+ in September. McAfee’s PMI Network will be producing content for the FanDuel network.
McAfee seemed excited for whatever that next chapter brings.
“Find where you’re celebrated… not where you’re tolerated,” McAfee tweeted. “Makes life A LOT more fulfilling.”
McAfee, a fast-rising media personality, already has plenty on his plate. It was announced this month he is teaming up with Peyton Manning’s Omaha Production to be part of an ESPN2 simulcast of six games during the college football season and in July he agreed to a multiyear extension with WWE, where he does commentary on “Friday Night SmackDown” on Fox and is a part-time wrestler.