FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2009
New York — Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) and Harpo Radio, Inc. announced today the launch of Oprah Radio
, formerly Oprah & Friends
, an expanded 24/7 channel featuring a diverse and lively programming lineup that will inform, entertain and inspire listeners across the country to live their best lives.
launched Wednesday, March 4, 2009, on XM channel 156 and is available on Sirius channel 195 as part of "The Best of XM" package. Daily and weekly shows—hosted by Gayle King, poet and bestselling author Dr. Maya Angelou, medical expert Dr. Mehmet Oz, fitness trainer Bob Greene, renowned sex therapist Dr. Laura Berman, financial expert Jean Chatzky, acclaimed psychologist Dr. Robin Smith, design expert Nate Berkus, organizational expert Peter Walsh and news anchor-turned-inspirationalist Daryn Kagan—explore how to nourish the body, mind and soul.
New shows launching on Oprah Radio include the O Magazine Show, a weekly show that brings the pages of O, The Oprah Magazine
to life featuring Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King and writer Lisa Kogan; Better in Bed with renowned sex therapist Dr. Laura Berman; Oprah's Book Club on Oprah Radio Powered by Audible.com
, an exciting new show featuring the audiobook editions of Oprah's Book Club selections, exclusive author interviews and commentary; and Oprah Radio News Updates, hosted by Daryn Kagan, designed to inform and inspire.
"With the channel's relaunch and expanded live programming, we expect Oprah Radio will now reach even more people with its message of motivating people to live their best lives," said Scott Greenstein, president and chief content officer, Sirius XM Radio. "On the unique platform of satellite radio, Oprah Radio—powered by Winfrey and her unparalleled team of experts—offers Sirius XM listeners extraordinary inspiration and information daily."
"We are thrilled to expand our already robust radio programming for fans who are seeking to live their best lives. We are excited about the limitless possibilities of the Oprah Radio brand, and Sirius XM is a terrific platform for this type of content," said Erik Logan, executive vice president, Harpo, Inc.
Oprah Radio daily programming lineup includes:
New time - The Gayle King Show:
9 to 10 a.m. ET (live)
Self-proclaimed news junkie Gayle King offers her unique perspective on an array of topics ranging from current events and cultural trends to politics and more. King brings listeners closer to their favorite celebrities and notable public figures with her revealing, compelling daily interviews.