NEW YORK, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will launch No Labels Radio—a monthly series of on-air town halls in conjunction with No Labels, the growing movement of Democrats, Republicans and independents committed to a new politics of problem solving—on SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S., the 24/7 non-partisan channel dedicated to "the Politics of the United States."
No Labels Radio: A Town Hall with America will launch on Wednesday, May 15, live at 2:00 pm ET on SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. via satellite on channel 124, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
No Labels honorary co-chairs Jon Huntsman, former governor of Utah and former United States Ambassador to China, and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will join for an hour-long call-in "Town Hall" style event. SiriusXM host Michael Smerconish—who presided over the 2010 No Labels launch event in New York City—will moderate the broadcast live from SiriusXM's Washington, D.C. studios. Listeners are invited to call 866-96-POTUS (866-967-6887) to participate.
"The partnership between SiriusXM radio and No Labels is yet another important step in the process of broadening the national conversation around common sense solutions and problem solving," said Huntsman. "I am proud to be a part of this new venture."
"It seems these days the American people only hear partisan spin coming from D.C. SiriusXM's No Labels Radio will give Americans the opportunity to hear just the facts from our elected officials," said Manchin. "The next few years are crucial for our country as we tackle our growing debt and deficit, work on an all-of-the-above energy policy and protect our seniors, veterans and children. It is imperative that the American people hear how we can work together to fix our nation's challenges."
"In a Washington that is too polarized and dysfunctional, No Labels Radio is a force for progress and consensus building," said Bayh.
"This discussion could not be more poignant and necessary," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "With No Labels Radio, we hope to provide leaders a forum to discuss issues that should be the subject of political cooperation and to hear directly from the citizens who are affected by their action or inaction."
Following the May 15 launch, No Labels Radio: A Town Hall with America will air monthly on SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S., featuring Bayh, Huntsman and other members of the No Labels Problem Solvers group—68 members of Congress dedicated to holding "across the aisle" meetings at least once per month. Several members of the No Labels Problem Solvers Group will participate in the No Labels Radio premiere during a simultaneous "Twitter Town Hall" – where SiriusXM listeners and citizens across America can gain direct access to elected officials via Twitter using #AskCongress.
No Labels Radio: A Town Hall with America will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at siriusxm.com.
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