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Friday, June 16th, 2023
Hello everyone. Welcome back to another weekly edition of the SeriousXM newsletter. Honestly, this week has been very very light in terms of news coverage targeting SiriusXM.
So it’ll be kept light, somewhat to reflect the light coverage of the week. However, I’m still here, still delivering a weekly edition for you guys.
Time to get to this week’s news…
The Latest News
SXM now airs a new talk show with Netflix.
Variety reports that this week, SiriusXM has picked up a new talk show with Netflix… focusing on sex advice. In other words, not a show meant for children to listen to.
After Hours, hosted by E!’s Nightly Pop’s Zach Noe Towers, is being aired on Netflix is a Joke Radio (SXM 93). It started yesterday and will air biweekly on Thursdays at 9:00pm ET (6:00pm PT). The program is “a funny, sexy, one-hour radio show where no topic is too taboo and no story is too raw… as long as it gets a laugh.”
So expect a lot of dirty jokes and topics discussed in this program. Towers is a comedian and actor who hosts the program mentioned above and’s been featured in Seasons 1 and 2 of “Dating: No Filter“ and Season 3 of Netflix’s “Dear White People“.
Very quietly noticed but it looks like Billboard’s Top 500 Summer Hits countdown is back for another summer run. A countdown of the Top 500 Summer Hits of all-time, according to Billboard.
The channel is back for a limited time on Channel 560.
That’s it. No more news or channel changes. As I’ve said, its been really light. So we’re already off to this week’s upcoming events.
The Beatles Channel is celebrating Sir Paul’s 80th.
On Sunday, June 18th, Sir Paul McCartney celebrates his 80th birthday. This week, all week, The Beatles Channel (SXM 18) celebrates his birthday.
SiriusXM has a list of programs out there to celebrate him and his work. It got started on Monday and will continue throughout the weekend. For a full list of the programs and the schedule of those programs (all times Eastern), make sure you click here to find out.
25 years of Soca Gold.
Bob Marley’s Tuff Soca (Xtra online only) channel is celebrating 25 years of Soca Gold, the annual Caribbean compilation series from VP Records, the world’s leading Caribbean record label.
In honor of this milestone, Tuff Soca put together a new mix featuring songs from Soca Gold 2023 and previous releases, plus an exclusive live performance from the Soca Queen herself, Alison Hinds.
The special, Tuff Soca Takeover: 25 Years of Soca Gold, hosted by Sparkie Baby and recorded live at SiriusXM’s new Miami studios, is available now on the SXM App.
Yeah. Already into the sports part for the week. A little quieter now since the NBA Finals and the NHL Stanley Cup Finals are over (congrats are in order to the Denver Nuggets and the Vegas Golden Knights). Now its just the MLB and MLS regular seasons still in play with the NFL still in the offseason. So, here’s what else is happening this week.
🏈: NFL Father’s Day Special
This Sunday, June 18th, is Father’s Day. For all the football-loving dads out there, SiriusXM NFL Radio (SXM 88) has a special for you.
This special, hosted by Bill Lekas, will air tomorrow, Saturday, June 17th at 4:00pm ET (1:00pm PT) and then again on Father’s Day itself at 1:00 and 5:00pm ET (10:00am and 2:00pm PT).
Interviews include John Bosa, father of two NFL pass rushers, the San Francisco 49ers’ Nick Bosa, and L.A. Chargers’ Joey Bosa, and Steve Jordan, a former Minnesota Vikings tight end who’s the father to Cam Jordan, defensive end of the New Orleans Saints.
Also included is San Francisco 49ers running back, Christian McCaffrey, the son of former NFL wide receiver Ed McCaffrey.
⛳: The 123rd U.S. Open on SXM PGA Tour Radio.
This week, one of golf’s major tournaments is happening in the U.S. Open Championship, from the Los Angeles Country Club and SiriusXM is the national audio broadcaster for the tournament.
SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio (SXM 92) has all the coverage all this weekend until Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18th.
Today, tournament coverage will run from 12 Noon ET (9:00am PT) until the end of the day’s play. Same for tomorrow, Saturday, starting at 1:00pm ET (10:00am PT) and on Sunday, starting at 12 Noon ET (9:00am PT).
It’s also providing special coverage with exclusive golf-related shows during the week. If you wanna hear it or find out what they are, click here to learn more.
⚾⚽🏎️: Other Sports
There are some other sports taking place this upcoming week, so here’s a list of the upcoming events. No NASCAR here though. They’re on break this week.
Today, Friday, June 16th
2:00pm ET (11:00am PT) - ⚾: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs. TCU Horned Frogs (SiriusXM College Sports Radio - SXM 84)
2:50pm ET (11:50am PT) - 🏎️ IndyCar: Practice at Road America (SiriusXM IndyCar Nation - SXM 160)
7:00pm ET (4:00pm PT) - ⚾: Virginia Cavaliers vs. Florida Gators (SiriusXM College Sports Radio - SXM 84)
Tomorrow, Saturday, June 17th
9:50am ET (6:50am PT) - 🏎️ IndyCar: Practice and Qualifying at Road America (SiriusXM IndyCar Nation - SXM 160)
2:00pm ET (11:00am PT) - ⚾: Stanford Cardinal vs. Wake Forest Demon Decons (SiriusXM College Sports Radio - SXM 84)
4:00pm ET (1:00pm PT) - 🏎️ Formula 1: Qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix (ESPN Xtra - SXM 81)
7:00pm ET (4:00pm PT) - ⚾: Tennessee Volunteers vs. LSU Tigers (SiriusXM College Sports Radio - SXM 84)
8:30pm ET (5:30pm PT) - ⚽ MLS: St. Louis City S.C. vs. Nashville S.C. (SiriusXM F.C. - SXM 157)
10:30pm ET (7:30pm PT) - ⚽ MLS: Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes (SiriusXM F.C. - SXM 157)
Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18th
11:05am ET (8:05am PT) - 🏎️ IndyCar: INDY NXT at Road America (SiriusXM IndyCar Nation - SXM 160)
1:00pm ET (10:00am PT) - 🏎️ IndyCar: Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (SiriusXM IndyCar Nation - SXM 160)
2:00pm ET (11:00am PT) - 🏎️ Formula 1: Canadian Grand Prix from Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec (ESPN Xtra - SXM 81)
4:00pm ET (1:00pm PT) - ⚽ NWSL: N.J./N.Y. Gotham F.C. vs. Racing Louisville F.C. (SiriusXM F.C. - SXM 157)
7:00pm ET (4:00pm PT) - ⚽ NWSL: Washington Spirit vs. Kansas City Current (SiriusXM F.C. - SXM 157)
Wednesday, June 21st
8:30pm ET (5:30pm PT) - ⚽ MLS: F.C. Dallas vs. Austin F.C. (SiriusXM F.C. - SXM 157)
10:30pm ET (7:30pm PT) - ⚽ MLS: Seattle Sounders vs. L.A.F.C. (SiriusXM F.C. - SXM 157)
So there you go. That’s it. Nothing more to add as it was a light week after all. So thanks for coming in for another week of the SeriousXM newsletter. Until next week, I hope you get to enjoy what you like and bring out the happiness in all of it. Have fun, but also be safe out there.
Enjoy your weekend! Also… happy Father’s Day.