SIRIUS XM to Launch Glenn Beck on SIRIUS XM Patriot channel
--"The Glenn Beck Program" to air live every day on SIRIUS XM Patriot channel --Beck joins powerful conservative Patriot talk lineup including Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Andrew Wilkow, and Mike Church
NEW YORK, May 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced the addition of top conservative talk show host and bestselling author Glenn Beck to the newly expanded SIRIUS XM Patriot channel. Beginning May 17 Beck will be available to all of SIRIUS XM's more than 19 million subscribers on SIRIUS XM Patriot (SIRIUS channel 144/XM channel 166) live from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET daily.
One of America's leading radio and television personalities--and a #1 New York Times bestselling author--Beck completes a lineup of conservative talk on the new SIRIUS XM Patriot. SIRIUS XM Patriot is anchored by Mike Church (6:00 am - 9:00 am ET); Andrew Wilkow's The Wilkow Majority (12:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET); Sean Hannity (3:00 pm - 6:00 pm ET); and Mark Levin (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET). SIRIUS XM Patriot also features exclusive programming from NRA News.com and live weekend programming with Gary Bauer and Tom Rose.
May 17 also marks the launch of SIRIUS XM Patriot Plus, which, along with SIRIUS XM Patriot, will be available to SIRIUS XM Premium Online subscribers. SIRIUS XM Patriot Plus will offer additional choices in conservative talk, including live editions of Bill Bennett's Morning in America and The Laura Ingraham Show.
SIRIUS XM subscribers will be able to listen to SIRIUS XM Patriot and SIRIUS XM Patriot Plus via SIRIUS XM's Premium Online service and via the SIRIUS XM App on the Apple iPhone, iPod touch, and BlackBerry devices.
"Radio is the medium that started it all for me so I am very excited to be joining SIRIUS XM Patriot," said Glenn Beck. "It is a perfect satellite home for my radio show and I look forward to having millions of listeners join our daily conversation."
"Glenn Beck is a compelling force in America's national dialogue on any platform, and we welcome him to our expanded lineup of leading conservative voices on SIRIUS XM Patriot," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SIRIUS XM Radio. "With the addition of The Glenn Beck Program and the launch of the online Patriot Plus channel, SIRIUS XM subscribers have 24/7 access to a diverse lineup drawn from the best radio on radio."
The full weekday schedule for SIRIUS XM Patriot and SIRIUS XM Patriot Plus includes:
SIRIUS XM Patriot (all times ET): 6:00 am - 9:00 am: The Mike Church Show 9:00 am -12:00 pm: The Glenn Beck Program 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm: The Wilkow Majority 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm: The Sean Hannity Show 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: The Mark Levin Show 9:00 pm - 12:00 am: Cam & Company from NRA News.com 12:00 am - 3:00 am: The Rusty Humphries Show SIRIUS XM Patriot Plus (all times ET): 6:00 am - 9:00 am: Bill Bennett's Morning in America 9:00 am -12:00 pm: The Laura Ingraham Show 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm: The Mike Church Show 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm: The Wilkow Majority 9:00 pm - 12:00 am: The Rusty Humphries Show 12:00 am - 3:00 am: The Mike Church Show
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