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Liberty Affiliate Seeks DOJ Permission for Larger iHM Stake
Liberty Media
Liberty Media
An affiliate of John Malone's Liberty Media Corp. wants permission from the Department of Justice to acquire a larger stake of iHeartMedia, reports the Wall Street Journal. Liberty currently owns 4.8% of iHeartMedia through its Liberty SiriusXM Group. WSJ says the deal now under consideration could More

Report: AM/FM Radio Continues to Lead Ad-Supported Pack
Westwood One
Westwood One
AM/FM radio leads ad-supported audio among major buying demos accounting for 59% of ad-supported time spent among persons 18-34. In a blog post, this is one of the key findings that Westwood One is spotlighting from the recently-released Q3 2019 "Share of Ear" report from Edison Research which found that More

U2 Announces 2020 Launch of U2X Radio on SiriusXM, Pandora
U2X Radio (Credit: Ross Stewart)
U2X Radio (Credit: Ross Stewart)
SiriusXM inks a new creative partnership with U2 to launch U2X Radio, which will include a dedicated SiriusXM channel with content available only to SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners. The announcement was made by U2, live from The Joshua Tree Tour stage at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan, More

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Doobie Brothers Take Over SiriusXM's Classic Vinyl Channel
SiriusXM
SiriusXM
After recently announcing their Las Vegas residency presented by SiriusXM and their 50th Anniversary Tour, four-time GRAMMY Award winners and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees The Doobie Brothers will take over SiriusXM's Classic Vinyl (channel 26). The takeover began at noon ET on Wednesday, November 27 More

SiriusXM Inks Dave LaGreca to New Multi-Year Contract
Dave LaGreca
Dave LaGreca
SiriusXM's Dave LaGreca has signed a new multi-year contract to continue as the lead host on its pro wrestling show, "Busted Open." LaGreca is the original host of the program, which debuted on SiriusXM in 2009 as a part-time show and now airs live three hours a day, six days a week. LaGreca presided over More

SiriusXM's On Demand Content Now Available on Alexa
SiriusXM
SiriusXM
SiriusXM and Amazon have announced that the satcaster's large on demand library -- including Howard Stern -- is now available to subscribers with Amazon Alexa and Echo devices, as well as several third-party devices with Alexa built-in. This is in addition to receiving SiriusXM's 300+ channels of live More

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Report: Radio is Effective Tool for Political Campaigns
Westwood One
Westwood One
Broadcast AM/FM radio is a consistently effective tool for political campaigns needing to cut through the clutter, according to a Westwood One blog post. WWO says the medium reaches a "massive, engaged and diverse audience across the political party spectrum." Using Nielsen Scarborough data and Nielsen Media More

SiriusXM and DAZN to Launch New Daily Boxing Show
SiriusXM
SiriusXM
SiriusXM and DAZN are teaming up to launch a new national daily boxing program. "The Ak and Barak Show" will debut on the SiriusXM Fight Nation channel Monday from 12-3pm ET featuring DAZN personalities Akin "Ak" Reyes and Barak Bess. The duo will provide their unique perspective on the headline stories and More

Alex Luke Joins SiriusXM as Senior VP of Digital Content
Alex Luke
Alex Luke
SiriusXM announced today that Alex Luke, a veteran music and media executive, has been named Senior Vice President, Digital Content for both SiriusXM and Pandora. In this new position, Luke will lead programming for Pandora and editorial content on the Pandora and SiriusXM digital platforms. Luke has More

SiriusXM Q3 Total Revs Up 37% to $2 Billion, Earnings Down
SiriusXM
SiriusXM
SiriusXM reported third quarter 2019 total revenue increased 37% to $2 billion compared $1.46 billion in 2018, boosted by the acquisition of Pandora Media on February 1. On a pro forma basis, revenue climbed 7% from $1.9 billion, while adjusted EBITDA grew 12% to $657 million. The company posted a net income More

Mike Krzyzewski Inks Multi-Year Extension with SiriusXM
Mike Krzyzewski
Mike Krzyzewski
Duke University Blue Devils Hall of Fame head coach Mike Krzyzewski has signed a multi-year extension to continue hosting his show, "Basketball and Beyond with Coach K," on SiriusXM. Coach K's 15th season will premiere Thursday at 6pm ET. Six-time All-Star and 2007 Cy Young Award-winning pitcher CC Sabathia More

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Nissan NA and SiriusXM Extend Agreement Through 2028
SiriusXM announced today an agreement with Nissan North America that extends the ongoing relationship between the two companies through the 2028 model year. Nissan and INFINITI customers will continue to get a three-month introductory SiriusXM All Access subscription - SiriusXM's most expansive programming More

''Live From Cain's'' Receives Development Grant from CPB
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
"Live From Cain's,' the public radio music show at the crossroads of the American music and cultural experience, has received a $200,000 development grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to support the production of a seven-episode pilot season beginning in 2020. More

SiriusXM Coming to Google Assistant
Google and SiriusXM today announced that SiriusXM will be available on Google Nest smart speakers and displays via the Google Assistant. Rolling out over the next week, users will see SiriusXM's extensive lineup of programming in the Google Home app, available on iOS and Android devices. With the Google More

SiriusXM to Launch a Limited-Run George Michael Channel
George Michael
George Michael
SiriusXM will launch George Michael Radio, a limited-run channel, on Friday, November 1. The channel will showcase music from legendary singer and songwriter George Michael as well as music from Wham! The channel will coincide with the theatrical release of the new holiday romance Last Christmas from More

SiriusXM to Launch Commercial Free Holiday Music Channels
SiriusXM
SiriusXM
SiriusXM has announced its holiday music lineup featuring 15 commercial free channels including the Holly and Holiday Traditions channels. Hallmark Channel Radio will kick off the holiday season Friday, October 25, and twelve additional music channels will start broadcasting on Friday, November 1. These More

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