SIRIUS Satellite Radio Launches Indie Talk Channel: Exclusive, Groundbreaking Radio Where You Can 'Speak For Yourself'
Indie Talk reinvents talk radio with regular "blogcast" news updates and user-generated opinions
Veteran actor and political maverick Ron Silver to host daily morning talk show
NEW YORK, Feb 04, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced the launch of Indie Talk, an exclusive, groundbreaking talk radio channel that will serve as an uncensored, unfiltered forum for independent thought and opinion. The channel will feature veteran actor and political maverick Ron Silver, among others. Indie Talk will give an equal voice to individuals from any affiliation or background, target the blogger generation, and be a platform for listeners across the country to react to breaking news, issues and buzz.
Indie Talk will launch Wednesday, February 6, 2008 -- the morning after Super Tuesday -- on SIRIUS channel 110 with Ron Silver's daily call-in talk show, which will air Monday-Friday from 9:00 - 11:00 am ET.
Silver, like Indie Talk, represents the intersection of liberal and conservative, and the intersection of entertainment and politics. In addition to a storied Hollywood career and serving as president of Actors' Equity Association, Silver has been politically active for many years -- most recently as a member of The Council on Foreign Relations. A one-time Democrat, Silver spoke at The Republican National Convention in 2004.
"Radio needs a change as much as the country," said Silver. "Indie Talk will give voice to all individuals for an amazing national debate."
"More than ever, Americans need a place to engage in discussion regardless of their backgrounds and ideologies. Indie Talk is open to everyone, and will create a new dynamic in radio for the 2008 Presidential Election," said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS' President, Entertainment and Sports. "Ron Silver and all the individuals who become involved with Indie Talk will be the catalysts that spark great debate and opinions from every walk of life."
Indie Talk will stay on pace with today's frenzied news cycle by airing "blogcast" news updates every 20 minutes -- reporting the freshest headlines and buzz as it unfolds on the blogs. Additionally, Indie Talk will feature "The Blog Bunker," a cutting-edge roundtable featuring a selection of the over 100 million bloggers around the globe.
Indie Talk joins a powerful lineup of innovative, exclusive programming that includes The Foxxhole, a 24/7 comedy and entertainment channel produced by Jamie Foxx, and SIRIUS OutQ, SIRIUS' 24/7 LGBT channel. SIRIUS offers liberal talk on SIRIUS Left, and conservative talk on its SIRIUS Patriot channel.
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