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Edition #17: The latest from SiriusXM.
SXM helps find a missing woman, new podcasts, new pop-up channels, and a huge list of events. Stay tuned to find out.
Friday, September 23rd, 2022
Hello once again to all and all to one. Hahaha, I’m only kidding but hey, the holidays are upon us and you know it when Fall has officially arrived as of 9:00 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. PT) last night. While it may be getting cooler weather-wise in some parts of the country, programming and events at SiriusXM are getting hotter! 🔥
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Now, onto this week’s news (no, The Garth Channel closing down won’t be mentioned here. It received its own special edition in the last edition. If you are reading this via email, click here to find out what happened)…
The Latest News
SiriusXM helped find a missing woman and her car.
SiriusXM’s inside tracking technology within select plans on select cars is being put to good use again after Athens (Ga.) police say that they found a burned and naked woman inside of a car.
I won’t go into the too grotesque details about this story, but WGAU Radio Athens (Ga.) says that SXM informed deputies about a car that belong to a missing woman from Athens back on September 10th after the woman left her daughter thousands of dollars with a message for her.
I won’t go into the rest but SXM’s tracking technology, discussed before in this newsletter, is available on select plans within select cars. More details about this story can be found here.
A new travel podcast that’ll take you everywhere.
Another day, another new podcast at SXM.
This time, the CEO and founder of Indagare Travel, Melissa Biggs Bradley, will help answer your questions about where to go in a new program called Passport To Everywhere, and yes, it’ll be a podcast as well.
It will air every week on Business Radio (Channel 132) on Thursdays at 12 Noon ET (9:00 a.m. PT), with the first episode having debuted yesterday.
It will focus on travelers, innovators, tastemakers, leaders, and hoteliers from around the world. If you are inspired by travel and the business behind it, this may be the program for you.
If you wanna participate and answer any questions you may have, then call and leave Ms. Bradley a message at (646) 535-7297, DM her @indagarefounder on Instagram or just send her a good ‘ol email to email@example.com.
Mel Robbins is getting her own podcast with SXM.
Actually… make that two new podcasts. SiriusXM and its podcast subsidiary Stitcher is launching The Mel Robbins Podcast, hosted and co-produced by the motivational audio creator, international best-selling author, and even one-time former syndicated talk show host.
Robbins dominates audio with six #1-ranked Audible (Amazon) Originals productions, selling a million copies of two of her audiobooks, and has a #1 podcast in Audible as well. Plus, her TEDx Talk is among the most watched in the world.
So for twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays, beginning October 6th, she’ll deliver storytelling and research-backed advice with relatable topics, science-backed tools, hilarious screwups, compelling conversations, and takeaways and inspiration listeners need to create a better life.
There’ll also be longer, uncut versions of each episode on her YouTube channel for your convenience.
“My mission with The Mel Robbins Podcast is simple - to inspire, motivate and empower you to create a better life. I am excited to connect with you, learn with you, cheer for you, and invite you into my life every week in a deeply personal way.”
Josephine Martorana, Executive Producer at Stitcher:
“Mel Robbins has already changed the lives of millions of people throughout her impressive career in audio. With the launch of The Mel Robbins Podcast, we're proud to help bring her thoughtful, funny, research-backed, and perhaps most importantly, relatable advice to listeners around the world. We know Mel will move, motivate, and inspire listeners into action to make their lives more meaningful, and we're excited for them to hear it.”
We got new temporary pop-up channels kicking in. One replaces David Bowie this week and another is just in time for the Halloween season, as expected.
So first of all, not much is being discussed or even shown online, but The David Bowie Channel on Channel 14 has now seen its two-week run end and its successor… Happy Radio. I’m not kidding… Happy Radio.
This will be a temporary channel dedicated to making you smile 24/7 with hit music that carries feel-good vibes, which is pretty much a mix of pop and rock songs.
It will be on Channel 14 for a good period, though SXM isn’t saying how long this channel’s temporary run will last.
Its almost that time of year again. The Halloween season is upon us and SiriusXM will, once again, don in the spirit.
Scream Radio is coming back on Channel 104 from October 14th at 3:00 a.m. ET (12:00 Midnight PT) to November 1st at 3:00 a.m. ET (12:00 Midnight PT).
One of SXM’s annual traditions, especially for you Halloween freaks, this will be the best place for creepy sound effects, traditional Halloween tunes, ghost stories, bone-chilling music from classic horror films, and much more. Plus… The Freaky 50 is a Top 50 Halloween-song countdown that’ll feature all that scary music, sound effects, and more.
We’ll remind you next month in the newsletter when the channel is closer to launch, but I thought I’d let you know now since SXM announced its return this week.
I’ll be honest, there wasn’t that much news happening at all this week so that’s all your getting.
The events list of entertainment and sports is much larger than this week’s news. You’ll see…
First off, let’s start off with events that we already know…
Thursday-Monday September 22nd-26th
PopRocks (Channel 12) is celebrating this year’s One Hit Wonder Day by counting down the top ’90s and ’00s artists who have one (and only one) major hit. That’ll air all weekend long.
Sunday, September 25th
ONEderland (Channel 702; online-only) knows this day better than anyone as they’ll celebrate one-hit wonders as well all day.
Saturday, September 24th
Farm Aid 2022 will be on two channels: Willie’s Roadhouse (Channel 59) and Dave Matthews Band Radio (Channel 30). It will air performances during this star-studded charity benefit from Willie Nelson and Family, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Margo Price, Chris Stapleton, Sheryl Crow, and more. Coverage will air from 12 Noon until 11:00 p.m. ET (9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. PT).
Halsey just had her Small Stage Series concert on Tuesday. If you missed it or want to hear it on the radio, SiriusXM Hits 1 (Channel 2) will have it tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. PT).
Monday, September 26th
‘60s Gold (Channel 73) will be airing results of a fan-voted poll revealing the Top 50 Hits of 1965 on Monday, September 26th at 5:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. PT) during Pat St. John’s afternoon show.
Now… to some new ones for the week.
Live Jazz this weekend from Monterey.
The longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world is The Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey, Calif. And, of course, SiriusXM will be there.
All weekend long, hear amazing jazz music from the festival on Real Jazz (Channel 67). There, you’ll hear artists like Chucho Valdés (who by the way, has HIS OWN SiriusXM online-only channel, Chucho Valdes’ Cuba and Beyond on Channel 760), Kurt Elling, Lisa Fischer, and more.
Real Jazz will air coverage on both Saturday and Sunday from 3:00-8:00 p.m. ET (12:00 Noon-5:00 p.m. PT).
Saturday, September 24th…
Chucho Valdés with Hilario Duran and John Beasley.
Sunday, September 25th…
SuperBlue featuring Kurt Elling and Charlie Hunter.
Ranky Tanky featuring Lisa Fischer.
More Hispanic Heritage Month events on SXM.
We’re now in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month and here’s this week’s list of events celebrating the month across its SXM channels.
Sunday, September 25th
Los Herederos kicks off star-studded editions with legendary Mexican artist Pepe Aguilar, hosted by Marisol, on Caliente (Channel 151) at 7:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. PT).
Wednesday, September 28th
Las Poderosas - Erika Ender shares her stories about working with some of the greatest in Latin/Hispanic music. It will repeat thrice more the week after.
Thursday, September 29th
Américo, the King of Cumbia, will put on a performance for Hispanic Heritage Month on Águila (Channel 761; online-only).
Also to note, don’t forget you also have Jesus Trejo hosting his weekly Thursday Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration specials every Thursday on Netflix is a Joke Radio (Channel 93), Comedy Greats (Channel 93) airing multiple rebroadcasts of a special celebrating the month with Latino/Hispanic comedians, and a health special devoted to Hispanics the entire month on Doctor Radio (Channel 110).
Its sports time for the week. Not that many blockbusters happening, other than two historic baseball milestones just waiting to be reached, one from Aaron Judge to see if he can break the all-time American League home run record in a single season (he’s currently got 60 as I write this, the record is Roger Maris’ 61 from 1961). The other is to see if Albert Pujols can reach 700 home runs, which would be only the fourth such player in history to do so.
You can listen to all the baseball action on either MLB Network Radio (Channel 89) or on the plenty of Sports Play-by-Play offerings that are available on the service. Keep an eye on these players to see if any of these milestones are reached before the season’s over.
But baseball’s not the only thing happening. You also got College Football, Soccer, and, of course, NFL Football!
🏈: NFL Football for Week 3.
As a matter of fact, here’s your weekly schedule for this week’s games on SXM. As always, I thank Matthew Keys from The Desk for compiling the whole list and letting us re-post this link for all of you.
⚽: Soccer this weekend.
The Premier League is on break this weekend so players can play in international tournaments. So instead, we have different soccer leagues taking shape this weekend with all action heard on SiriusXM F.C. (Channel 157). That includes…
Friday, September 23rd…
USL - United Soccer League: Memphis 901 F.C. vs. Louisville City F.C. at 8:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. PT).
Saturday, September 24th…
USL - United Soccer League: Monterey Bay F.C. vs. The Miami F.C. at 7:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. PT).
MLS - Major League Soccer: L.A. Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes at 10:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. PT).
Sunday, September 25th…
NWSL - National Women’s Soccer League: Chicago Red Stars vs. Portland Thorns F.C. at 4:00 p.m. ET (1:00 p.m. PT).
NWSL - National Women’s Soccer League: San Diego Wave F.C. vs. Orlando Pride at 7:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. PT).
The Premier League will be back from their international break next weekend.
⛳: Golf in the Carolinas this weekend.
The PGA Tour and SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio (Channel 92) are covering everything in Charlotte for the Presidents Cup, just the second tournament of the freshly young, and current PGA Tour season.
The tournament started yesterday and will continue this weekend with coverage starting at the following times…
Friday, September 23rd at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT).
Saturday, September 24th at 9:00 a.m. ET (6:00 a.m. PT).
Sunday, September 25th at 12:00 p.m. ET (9:00 a.m. PT).
🏁: NASCAR is at the heart of Texas this weekend.
Get ready for some racin’ down in Texas, where NASCAR will be at this weekend. Of course, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Channel 90) will have it all as the playoff chase continues from Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
Saturday, September 24th
NASCAR Xfinity Series - Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 at 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. PT).
Sunday, September 25th
NASCAR Cup Series - AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at 2:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. PT).
This week’s in-race car audio drivers are…
Denny Hamlin - #11 on Channel 980.
Kyle Larson - #5 on Channel 981.
Joey Logano - #22 on Channel 982.
There you have it, folks. Other than last week’s announcement of The Garth Channel shutting down, there really wasn’t that much news. Again, more events than news this week, and it shows.
But that’s it for this week’s edition of the newsletter.
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