Bode Miller races to a different frequency
BEAVER CREEK – A few hours after Bode Miller took the silver medal in the 2004 Birds of Prey super-G in early December, he headed to the A-Prey tent on the ice rink at Beaver Creek to launch his first radio show.”I wanted to do this show to let people know more about me, for people who are interested in me and my life,” Miller said. “It’s a good way to let people know who I really am outside of what they hear and read in the media, since the media always messes things up.””The Bode Show” will air at 7 p.m. every Thursday on channel 28, SIRIUS Faction Satellite radio.
How will he manage this when he’s heading to Europe this week to compete on the World Cup circuit for the rest of the winter? Well, he’s getting paid for it, that’s for sure. SIRIUS representatives wouldn’t say how much, but he is getting paid.The show will be part of an action sports series on SIRIUS that also includes exclusive shows with skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, World Champion surfer Kelly Slater, and Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh. SIRIUS also is planning to launch shows with Lance Armstrong and volleyball hero Sinjin Smith. Bode’s show, like the others, will be conducted in a free-form, commercial-free format consisting of a combination of music, updates on Miller’s skiing career, plus interviews and guest appearances with friends and teammates.
“It’s totally whatever he wants,” said Jody Sowa of Sarah Hall Productions and spokeswoman for “The Bode Show.” “It’s completely uncensored and commercial-free, so potentially, it could get racy … no pun intended.”Miller selected Guns N’ Roses’ “Paradise City” as the first song to air on “The Bode Show.””As far as music, I like just about everything,” Miller said. “I’ll probably be getting into a lot of the old-school rock.”
Miller will have to prerecord the show on minidisc for several weeks in Europe while competing in the World Cup, which continues this weekend in Val d’Isere, France. “Bode Miller is redefining the world of skiing with his charisma and athletic achievements,” said Scott Greenstein, president of SIRIUS Entertainment and Sports. “Bode will treat his fans to an entertaining and fun weekly show that will also provide an inside view to his world of accomplishments.”Shauna Farnell can be reached at (970) 949-0555 ext. 610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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