NEW YORK, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) and Rotten Tomatoes today announced the launch of Rotten Tomatoes™ Radio, an exclusive, live, weekly one-hour call-in show featuring Rotten Tomatoes' editorial staff bringing listeners the latest in movie reviews on upcoming releases, including big budget blockbusters, independent and underground cult films plus DVD and VOD reviews.
Rotten Tomatoes Radio will be hosted by Matt Atchity, Editor-in-Chief of Rotten Tomatoes, live from the Los Angeles headquarters of the Web's most popular movie review destination. Atchity will also preview and recap new movie releases during special segments across various SiriusXM channels that feature the Tomatometer™, Rotten Tomatoes' own movie rating system. SiriusXM listeners will also get the latest box office news, reviews and interviews about movies and the film industry, plus special editions of the show broadcast from red carpets and movie industry events.
Rotten Tomatoes Radio will premiere on Thursday, June 7 at 6:00 pm and air weekly on Thursdays at 6:00 pm, with encore broadcasts airing Fridays at 6:00 am and 7:00 pm, and Saturdays at 8:00 am and 4:00 pm (all times ET) on SiriusXM Stars Too, channel 104, and on SiriusXM Internet Radio online and via smartphones and other connected devices. Listeners can register for a 7-day trial to get SiriusXM Internet Radio online and on Apple and Android smartphones and other connected devices.
"Summer movie season is the perfect time to launch Rotten Tomatoes Radio, which puts our microphones in the offices of Rotten Tomatoes, giving our listeners direct access to charismatic Editor-in-Chief, Matt Atchity, and his passionate and acclaimed editorial team," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "Everyone loves to anticipate and talk about movies, whether they are new, classic or cult films, and Rotten Tomatoes Radio is this generation's national forum. We are thrilled to welcome Matt and his team to SiriusXM."
"We're very excited about Rotten Tomatoes Radio, and how we'll be able to connect with our existing fans, plus a whole new audience of SiriusXM listeners," said Matt Atchity. "My staff and I love movies, and joking and debating about movies fuels a lot of what we do on our website. We look forward to sharing those discussions—and arguments—every week with SiriusXM listeners."
Rotten Tomatoes Radio will also give SiriusXM listeners the opportunity to call in and weigh in with their opinions on movies that are rated Fresh, Rotten or Certified Fresh on the Tomatometer.
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About Rotten Tomatoes
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