SiriusXM Launches SiriusXM Progress
24/7 progressive political talk channel driven by veteran activists
Leading commentator, activist and SiriusXM host Michelangelo Signorile hosts
new afternoon show; Media Matters' Ari Rabin-Havt sets progressive agenda on
new morning show
SiriusXM Progress: "We don't just talk, we do"
NEW YORK, July 16, 2013
NEW YORK, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today
announced the launch of SiriusXM Progress, formerly SiriusXM Left, an expanded
24/7 channel dedicated to progressive politics offering a powerful, diverse
lineup of original thought, nuanced opinions and inspiring political
SiriusXM's Michelangelo Signorile—leading social/political/cultural
commentator, Editor-at-Large, Huffington Post Gay Voices, author, journalist
and longtime advocate for the most important issues facing the LGBT and
progressive communities —will launch a new live, daily, call-in afternoon show
on the channel. Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief, Huffington
Post Media Group and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) are slated to be guests on
Signorile's show the week of July 22. Leading progressive voice andSenior
Fellow at Media Matters Ari Rabin-Havt will launch a new exclusive morning
show dedicated to setting the agenda for the day's politics on SiriusXM
Progress, with guests Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Richard Trumka,
President of the AFL-CIO, scheduled to appear during the launch
week.SiriusXM's Mark Thompson, long known for activism on behalf of the
African-American and progressive communities, will continue his early evening
daily show. NAACP President/CEO Ben Jealous is scheduled to be one of
Thompson's first guests during the launch week. Popular progressive hosts
Stephanie Miller, Ed Schultz and Thom Hartmann will also continue to be heard
SiriusXM Progress will launch on Monday, July 22 via satellite on channel 127,
and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected
devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
"From sports to music to all perspectives of political talk, SiriusXM's
non-traditional, groundbreaking hosts live their lives in their fields as much
as on the air. We are very pleased to launch SiriusXM Progress with that
spirit, expanding and enhancing the quality and depth of our diverse political
lineup across multiple SiriusXM channels," said Jeremy Coleman, SVP, Talk and
Entertainment Programming, SiriusXM. "Whether our audience agrees or
disagrees, seeks out information or challenges what they hear, we now offer
truly insider radio featuring progressive politics and perspective from
veteran activists who have earned their stripes and are ready to take calls
from listeners nationwide."
"I'm ecstatic about expanding my show and moving to the new SiriusXM Progress
channel," said Michelangelo Signorile. "We'll inform and inspire listeners on
all the big issues progressives care about, from the environment to gun
violence, from immigration to the economy. And as always, I will take every
opportunity to confront all forms of discrimination and give listeners the
tools they need to fight back."
"It is a privilege to share the new SiriusXM Progress with hosts who have
spent their careers creating change through action," said Ari Rabin-Havt.
"Every morning on The Agenda we will seek to inspire our audience to rise up
and take responsibility for moving our country forward."
"Our new name is SiriusXM Progress, but as Frederick Douglass said, 'If there
is no struggle, there is no progress,'" said Mark Thompson. "So Make It Plain
will join the other shows continuing in the struggle for civil and human
rights on behalf of African Americans, women, Latinos, LGBTs, the poor, the
working class seniors and youth, so that we can live up to the name SiriusXM
Progress. We will no longer be simply talk radio, but do
The SiriusXM Progress channel 127 programming lineup includes:
The Agenda with Ari Rabin-Havt
Monday – Friday, live 6:00 – 9:00 am ET
Ari Rabin-Havt—joined by political insiders, new voices of the progressive
movement and other influential guests—sets the progressive agenda every
morning and takes calls from listeners nationwide. Rabin-Havt, a Senior Fellow
at Media Matters, was on the faculty of the George Washington University
Graduate School of Political Management. He has served as an adviser to former
Vice President Al Gore, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Democratic
National Committee. In addition, he worked on Secretary of State John Kerry's
presidential campaign. Join the conversation via Twitter @TheAgendaSXM and
The Michelangelo Signorile Show
Monday – Friday, live 3:00 – 6:00 pm ET
Journalist, author, activist Michelangelo Signorile reports in-depth on the
political, social, and cultural issues and headlines of the day, conducting
hard-hitting interviews with major political figures, community leaders and
pop culture icons and engaging listeners from coast to coast. Join the
conversation via Twitter @MSignorile.
Make it Plain with Mark Thompson
Monday – Friday, live 6:00 – 9:00 pm ET
Longtime civil rights/NAACP activist Mark Thompson passionately and
provocatively explores pressing political, social, economic, cultural and
spiritual issues from an African-American perspective with newsmakers,
nationally known leaders from the worlds of politics and entertainment and
informed listeners nationwide. Join the conversation via Twitter @MakeitPlain.
SiriusXM Progress programming will be available onSiriusXM On Demand after it
airs for subscribers listening via theSiriusXM Internet Radio
Appforsmartphones and other mobile devices or online atsiriusxm.com.
For more information, visit www.siriusxm.com.
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