Pat McAfee is considered to be one of the more hardworking and entertaining names out there today with his popular daily podcast and as a color commentator on WWE Friday Night Smackdown. Fans also enjoy his radio show on Sirius/XM. Sadly, all things do come to an end.

McAfee told The New York Post that the show’s time at SiriusXM is done after the network “never made an offer to continue our partnership” and there are “no ill feelings” between the two sides. Chris “Mad Dog” Russo broke the news of McAfee and SiriusXM parted ways amicably, according to Sports Illustrated’s Jimmy Traina on Monday.

“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.”

McAfee mentioned that they have spoken to a few places about housing that audio-only version of the show, which only was 5 percent of the McAfee Show revenue while it was on SiriusXM. Pat’s partnership with FanDuel may 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.

The Pat McAfee show has shown to be a strong brand over the years, especially during the regular season of the NFL. It will be a matter of time before the show will be on another platform.

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Andre Porter

Andre is a news writer at Ringside News and its sister site Thirsty For News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 1999. He has been to plenty of Raw and Smackdown television tapings and various WWE PPVs including Wrestlemania. Andre is a graduate of The University of Arts back in 2009 with a BFA in Multimedia. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, The Undertaker and Triple H. Outside of his writing for the two sites Andre is a fan of film, traveling, comics, and all Philadelphia sports. *** John Cena follow him on Twitter***

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