SiriusXM announced that Andy Cohen, popular late night talk show host of “Watch What Happens Live” on Bravo, television producer, and bestselling author, will launch his all-new SiriusXM channel Radio Andy on Monday, September 14 on SiriusXM channel 102.
The new exclusive channel, which will be executive produced by Cohen, will feature programming personally curated and presented by the late night talk show host.
Cohen will host Andy Cohen Live, the weekly, two-hour live interactive show during which he will talk about his current obsessions, including what’s happening in the world of pop culture and news. Cohen will be joined by guests including celebrities and friends; TV icon and comedian Carol Burnett will be Cohen’s first guest on the show’s September 14 premiere. Subscribers will have the opportunity to call in to the show.
Radio Andy will also feature Deep & Shallow with Andy Cohen, the interview series with one-on-one conversations with Cohen and celebrities, newsmakers and iconic names in entertainment. During the first month, the show will feature interviews with a different celebrity and iconic personality, including Madonna, Connie Britton, Nile Rodgers, Christina Hendricks, Reba McEntire, Debra Messing, Ricki Lake, Laverne Cox, Bill Hader, Senator Claire McCaskill, Colin Jost, RuPaul, Judd Apatow, Adam Lambert, Gina Gershon, Ana Gasteyer, Angela Kinsey, Laura Linney, Valerie Bertinelli and many more.
The exclusive channel will also include daily, live shows hosted by comedian, actress and author Sandra Bernhard; fashion and lifestyle expert Bevy Smith and TV personality and former member of ‘NSync Lance Bass.
“SiriusXM has given me the ultimate in uncensored creative freedom: a 24/7 channel to do whatever I want with whomever I choose. I’ve spent the last few months putting together an amazing lineup of creative and talented personalities with more to come,” said Andy Cohen. “I am so excited for listeners to get to know another side of myself, sometimes deep and often shallow, and dive into what’s happening in the world with unique and singular voices like Sandra Bernhard, Bevy Smith and Lance Bass, each entertaining forces on the pulse of pop culture who are also a crazy good time. As an aside, I’m thrilled to be next to my hero Howard Stern on the SiriusXM dial.”
“Radio Andy is the ultimate extension of Andy Cohen’s vast pop culture sensibility that spans beyond celebrities, TV, music, art and much more. Now fans will hear directly from Andy and his handpicked hosts about their pop culture obsessions, live and uncensored,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM.
“I want this show to act as a time capsule, packed with the little curiosities and snapshots of our culture …that everyone can relate to and, hopefully, take them on a journey as well. THAT is Sandyland,” said Sandra Bernhard. “I am looking forward to the creative freedom I know I’ll have with SiriusXM. Andy Cohen is an old friend, he gets me, and that’s a luxury to have in this business. It’s a good collaboration and a lot of fun.”
“I’m ready to have an unedited, unfiltered, rollicking good time on Bevelations!” said Bevy Smith. “Whether I’m chatting with my celebrity pals or an interesting character from my neighborhood, it’s going to be pure B.S., that’s Bevy Smith!”
“I’ve tried for years to be one of the Real Housewives but Andy always said I wasn’t bitchy enough. Well wait until he hears the new Dirty Pop I’m bringing to Radio Andy,” said Lance Bass. “Every show’s going to end with a ton of Chardonnay and a slap fight with my producer. Oh and I’ll also have a bunch of my famous friends stopping by to play games, talk pop culture and share their playlists. I can’t wait to launch Dirty Pop 2.0 live from New York!”