Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo does Shakespeare

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Radio personality Chris "Mad Dog" Russo smiles during his shift on Mad Dog Radio at the Sirius XM studios. At WFAN for many years, he now hosts his own radio show on Sirius XM. (September 28, 2012) Photo by Craig Ruttle

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Yes, that headline is correct.

SiriusXM radio host Chris "Mad Dog" Russo performs William Shakespeare classic sonnet, "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day" in the clip embedded below.

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Why would he do that?

It's part of SiriusXM's Valentine's Day promotion, a limited-run  pop-up channel on Friday called "Romance Radio" (Channel 108 for subscribers).

Other SiriusXM hosts will also be reading love sonnets, including Adam Schein and Dr. Laura.

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