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First-Ever Student-Run Natl. Radio Channel to Launch
Slam!
Slam!
The SLAM Foundation announces that, for the first time in broadcast radio history, high school students will produce and present national programming with the launch of SLAM Radio, a 24/7 year-round student-run channel that will air on SiriusXM radio. The educational-professional model will begin as a pilot program at More

SEC and SiriusXM to Launch New Sports Channel
The Southeastern Conference (SEC) and SiriusXM announced today that they will launch SiriusXM SEC Radio, a new and exclusive 24/7 audio channel dedicated to SEC sports that will deliver fans and alumni across the country in-depth and comprehensive access to SEC-focused sports talk and news, plus an extensive schedule More

Westwood One Makes Changes to National Sales Unit
Bryan Forbes
Bryan Forbes
Westwood One has announced strategic changes to its leadership and structure of the national sales team, effective immediately. 20-year sales vet Bryan Forbes (pictured) is appointed President of Sales. Forbes joins Westwood One from the Katz Radio Group, where he most recently served as Senior VP and General Manager More

SiriusXM to Launch ''The Billy Graham Channel''
Billy Graham
Billy Graham
SiriusXM has announced the launch of "The Billy Graham Channel," a limited-run channel headlined by Christian evangelist Billy Graham, founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The channel will debut on Monday, November 6 and run through Friday, November 17 on channel 145. Launching in celebration of the acclaimed More

SiriusXM to Launch Eight Holiday Music Channels
SiriusXM has announced its holiday music lineup featuring eight commercial-free channels celebrating the festive season, two to broadcast starting Wednesday, November 1. The satcaster's holiday music channels will offer listeners a variety of traditional holiday songs, classical Christmas carols, country Christmas classics, More

Flo & Eddie Lose Pre-1972 Royalties Fight in FL
SiriusXM was the ultimate winner in Florida court case over royalties for music recorded prior to 1972. The suit brought by Flo & Eddie of The Turtles in 2013 sought $100 million and included separate lawsuits in California, Florida and New York. Both California and New York district judes offered favorable rulings, but not More

SiriusXM, Formula 1 Sign Multi-Year Broadcast Deal
SiriusXM and Formula 1 ink a multi-year agreement that makes SiriusXM the North American radio broadcaster of all Formula 1 races, starting with this weekend's 2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin on Sirius channel 132, XM channel 203 and channel 963 on the SiriusXM app. The four remaining races will all air on More

Megan Liberman Joins SiriusXM as Sr. VP/NT&E
Megan Liberman
Megan Liberman
Megan Liberman joins SiriusXM as Senior VP/News, Talk & Entertainment, effective October 2. She joins SiriusXM from Yahoo!, where she was VP and Editor in Chief of the Yahoo! News Group, responsible for all original news reporting. Prior to that, Liberman spent 13 years at the New York Times, most recently as Deputy News More

SiriusXM Completes $480M Investment in Pandora
SiriusXM has purchased $307.5 million of Series A preferred stock in Pandora, completing the $480 million investment it announced on June 9. Under the terms of the deal, a unit of SiriusXM purchased $172.5 million of Series A preferred stock on June 9, 2017 and on Friday purchased an additional $307.5 million of the Series A More

Ramsey Network Launches on SiriusXM Triumph
Dave Ramsey
Dave Ramsey
The Ramsey Network can now be found on SiriusXM Triumph channel 132 weekdays from 1-5pm ET, beginning September 11. Anchored by "The Dave Ramsey Show," which joined SiriusXM last year, the new four-hour block includes programming from Ramsey personalities Chris Hogan, Christy Wright, Chris Brown and Ken Coleman, as well the More

Veteran Radio & TV Personality Jay Thomas Dead
Jay Thomas
Jay Thomas
Veteran radio & TV personality Jay Thomas has died after a battle with cancer. He was 69. Thomas most recently appeared in Showtime's "Ray Donovan" as well as hosting as show on SiriusXM beginning back in 2005. Thomas was best known for his stints at WKTU-FM, WXRK-FM and WTJM-FM/New York and KPWR-FM (Power 106)/Los Angeles. More

Jay Dabhi Named Music Director 92.3 AMP Radio/NYC
Jay Dabhi has been promoted to music director at CBS Radio's 92.3 AMP Radio in New York. Jay also hosts the station's weekday afternoon mix show and often broadcasts live on Saturday nights from the metro areas hottest nightclubs. Jay reports to both Jim Ryan, SVP of programming for CBS Radio, based in New York, and Michael More

SiriusXM Names Mike Connolly Head of Ad Sales
Mike Connolly
Mike Connolly
SiriusXM names veteran media executive Mike Connolly as its new head of advertising sales. He'll oversee SiriusXM's ad sales efforts across its lineup of channels that take advertising, which includes entertainment, news, comedy and sports. Connolly comes to SiriusXM from ESPN, where for the last eight years he had been Vice More

2017 PGA Championship to Air on SiriusXM
SiriusXM will offer listeners play-by-play and talk coverage of the 2017 PGA Championship, taking place August 10-13 at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. PGA Championship programming will air on Sirius channel 208 and XM channel 92. Live hole-by-hole coverage, which SiriusXM will co-produce with Westwood One, will air from More

ESPN Radio to Debut ''Golic & Wingo'' Morning Show
Mike Golic and Trey Wingo
Mike Golic and Trey Wingo
ESPN Radio will debut its new morning show, "Golic & Wingo," hosted by Mike Golic and Trey Wingo, on Monday, November 27. The program will air from 6-10am ET on ESPN Radio and will initially be simulcast on ESPN2 before moving in early January to its simulcast home on ESPNU. The show replaces "Mike & Mike," which will More

Report: Pandora CEO Tim Westergren to Step Down
Tim Westergren
Tim Westergren
Pandora co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren will reportedly step down as the streaming music giant's leader, according to Recode. He's headed Pandora as CEO since 2016 and is likely to remain with company he co-founded 17 years ago until a replacement is named. Westergren took over from Brian McAndrews in the spring of More

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