Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that it will broadcast extensive coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions””including a dedicated, limited-run “Convention Radio” channel””delivering breaking news, live coverage, reaction and analysis from a wide range of perspectives across multiple channels from the heart of each event.
SiriusXM’s exclusive “Convention Radio” channel will kick off on the first day of the Republican National Convention, August 27, and air from 6:00 am ““ 7:00 pm ET daily through August 30 on SiriusXM channel 142 and on SiriusXM Patriot Plus online. “Convention Radio” will also air from the Democratic National Convention from September 4-6 from 6:00 am ““ 7:00 pm ET on SiriusXM channel 142 and on SiriusXM Left Plus online.
“We are proud to bring our subscribers this extensive and diverse collection of political coverage, particularly now when the conversation about the country’s direction for the next four years is front and center,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “Our subscribers can choose between a variety of perspectives, call in to share their own views, and experience the RNC and DNC as if they were there.”
“Convention Radio” promises a robust mix of convention news, analysis, and perspective from the frontlines of each convention with special programming from CQ Roll Call and Media Matters, as well as convention editions of SiriusXM’s Politics Powered by Twitter with Lee Brenner, Slade Sohmer and Pamela Kirkland. Throughout the RNC, “Convention Radio” will feature shows hosted by The Republican National Convention, and Will Cain and S.E. Cupp from TheBlaze.com, Glenn Beck’s news, information, and opinion network. Throughout the DNC, “Convention Radio” will feature shows hosted by Daily Kos, as well as a broadcast of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation’s forum in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Administration.
SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S.””the 24/7 non-partisan channel dedicated to the “Politics of the United States”””will carry every speech from both conventions, offering listeners uninterrupted gavel-to-gavel coverage from the convention podium.
The RNC and DNC will also be covered on 14 SiriusXM channels, offering a wide range of perspectives, including:
“¢ SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. hosts Tim Farley, Julie Mason and Pete Dominick will broadcast live from each convention city with special guests, highlights and reaction from delegates, attendees and political watchers.
“¢ SiriusXM’s conservative talk channel SiriusXM Patriot, progressive talk channel SiriusXM Left, LGBT channel SiriusXM OutQ and African-American talk channel The Power will deliver expert analysis and sharp, unwavering commentary and opinion from hosts including Mike Church, Joe Madison, “The Black Eagle,” Ari Rabin-Havt, Michelangelo Signorile, Mark Thompson, David Webb and Andrew Wilkow broadcasting live from the center of events in Tampa (RNC) and/or Charlotte (DNC).
“¢ SiriusXM listeners will hear extensive RNC and DNC coverage on BBC World Service, C-SPAN, CNN, Fox News, Fox News Talk, HLN, MSNBC and NPR channels.
Listeners can register for a trial to listen to SiriusXM Internet Radio online and on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android-powered smartphones and other connected devices and get access to commercial-free music, and premier sports, live news, comedy, talk, and entertainment from SiriusXM.
For more information on “Convention Radio” and SiriusXM’s political programming throughout the election, visit www.siriusxm.com/Election2012.