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Exclusive channel launch coincides with live performance by Maroon 5 on TODAY
TODAY anchors to host exclusive guest DJ sessions on various SiriusXM music channels
NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM and NBC News will launch TODAY Show Radio on June 25, making the NBC morning program available to radio listeners for the first time ever.
The new satellite radio channel will give SiriusXM listeners across the country access to live audio feeds of TODAY from both coasts, including replays. SiriusXM will be the exclusive audio home of TODAY.
In addition to the live audio feeds, SiriusXM's TODAY Show Radio will feature exclusive content, including news reports from NBC News correspondents, backstage interviews with TODAY hosts and conversations with fans from around the world on the Rockefeller Plaza.
"We are very excited to launch TODAY Show Radio this week, and have been working closely with the team behind TODAY and its hosts. It's the first time listeners will be able to take TODAY with them on their morning routine and throughout the day during their daily drive, but they will also be able to hear more than just the daily live feeds of the show," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "The channel will feature additional exclusive content from correspondents and hosts, and conversations with fans on Rockefeller Plaza. TODAY fans and subscribers will also want to listen closely this week as TODAY show hosts become guest DJs on their favorite SiriusXM music channels."
"We are thrilled to extend the TODAY show to the SiriusXM audience," said Don Nash, Executive Producer of TODAY. "Listeners can now get all the TODAY show has to offer each day from their cars."
TODAY Show Radio will launch on SiriusXM on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, on channel 108 and will feature the live broadcast of Maroon 5's performance on TODAY. SiriusXM listeners will have access to TODAY's live east coast feed from 7:00 am - 10:00 am ET and the west coast feed from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET. Starting at 1:00 pm ET, SiriusXM will broadcast the fourth hour of TODAY with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. TODAY will replay from 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET.
TODAY hosts will celebrate the launch of the exclusive SiriusXM channel by taking over as guest DJs on various SiriusXM music channels and playing songs by their favorite artists. The guest DJs will air throughout the week of June 23. For broadcast times, please visit www.siriusxm.com.
Matt Lauer will guest DJ on Classic Vinyl playing classic rock from the '60s and '70s.
Savannah Guthrie will guest DJ on Coffee House playing singer-songwriters and rare acoustic versions of songs.
Al Roker will guest DJ on '70s on 7 playing the most popular music from the '70s.
Natalie Morales will guest DJ on Alt Nation playing the latest alternative rock releases.
Will Geist will guest DJ on Backspin playing classic hip-hop from the '80s and '90s.
Kathie Lee Gifford will guest DJ on On Broadway playing show tunes from Broadway's past and present.
Hoda Kotb will guest DJ on The Highway playing new country.
Tamron Hall will guest DJ on The Heat playing today's hottest R&B and hip-hop.
NBCUniversal News Group and SiriusXM already broadcast dedicated channels, including CNBC, the global leader in financial news on channel 112, and MSNBC, where listeners can find in-depth analysis of daily headlines and informed perspectives on the political news of the day on channel 117.
For more information on SiriusXM, please visit www.siriusxm.com.
NBC's TODAY is the news program that informs, entertains, inspires and sets the agenda each morning for Americans. Airing live from 7 am to 11 am ET, TODAY reaches more than 5 million people every day through its broadcast, and millions more through TODAY.com, the TODAY app, and social media platforms. Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, Tamron Hall, Carson Daly, Hoda Kotb, and Kathie Lee Gifford are the anchors and hosts, and Don Nash is the executive producer.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 25.8 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and from retailers nationwide as well as at shop.siriusxm.com. SiriusXM programming is available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers in cars, trucks, RVs, boats and aircraft through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™, SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine™, Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation™, and XMWX Marine™. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers.
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