NEW YORK, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that TheBlaze, Glenn Beck's multi-platform news, information, and opinion network, will produce 24/7 hourly radio newscasts on SiriusXM Patriot, SiriusXM's conservative talk channel. Additionally, Beck's "TheBlaze Radio Network" will be added to the SiriusXM Internet Radio lineup.
Beginning March 25, hourly updates from "TheBlaze Radio News" will begin every hour of programming on SiriusXM Patriot channel 125, with anchors and reporters from around the nation providing news and information specifically targeted toward the SiriusXM Patriot listener.
Also beginning March 25, SiriusXM Internet Radio channel 778 becomes "TheBlaze Radio Network," which recently launched online. "TheBlaze Radio Network" features exclusive talk programs from Jay Severin, Doc Thompson, and Buck Sexton, as well as The Glenn Beck Program and The Pat & Stu Show.
"TheBlaze is successfully becoming a true multi-platform news, information and opinion network," said Glenn Beck. "We are excited to further our long relationship with SiriusXM with the launch of 'TheBlaze Radio Network,' and feel that SiriusXM Patriot is the perfect home for our news updates which will prove that the truth has no agenda."
"As TheBlaze brand and SiriusXM continue to grow, SiriusXM is pleased to expand our relationship with Glenn Beck with the creation of 'TheBlaze Radio News' and the addition of 'TheBlaze Radio Network' to our lineup," said Jeremy Coleman, Senior Vice President, Talk and Entertainment Programming, SiriusXM.
TheBlaze's newsgathering operation is led by President and Chief Content Officer Joel Cheatwood, who's held previous management roles for Fox News Channel, CNN, and CBS. Scott Baker, formerly a news anchor at ABC-affiliate WTAE Pittsburgh, is Editor-in-Chief. Glenn Hall, former Editor-in-Chief of TheStreet.com, is Managing Editor.
SiriusXM Patriot features daily shows hosted by Beck, Mike Church, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Cam & Company from NRA News.com, David Webb and Andrew Wilkow. Wilkow is also the host of Wilkow!, a nightly show on Beck's TheBlaze TV.
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Glenn Beck's TheBlaze is a multiplatform news, information & opinion network dedicated to delivering high quality programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The exclusive provider of Glenn's daily television broadcast, TheBlaze also offers a full slate of thought provoking news and opinion shows like Real News and Wilkow, late night comedy like BS of A, family-friendly programming like Independence USA and Liberty Treehouse, provocative documentaries and other original specials covering a myriad of entertaining and enlightening topics. TheBlaze, which receives over 10 million unique online visitors per month, is the only network where you can find the facts and stories you care about most. TheBlaze -Truth Lives Here.
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